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Christmas cheer at Holbrook

Our Christmas Fair on Saturday (9 November) raised a magnificent £987.65 to help with our animal welfare work.

Many thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who made the event possible, including Sue and her crew who ran the refreshments and made some awesome cakes and sausage rolls. Thanks also to Jean, Geoffrey, John and Yvonne, Lorna, Jan, Mary and Stephen for their help on the day. Our thanks also to everyone who donated raffle and tombola prizes and who helped publicise the event.

There was a festive range of craft and food stalls, including organic dog treats, Tropic toiletries, delicious homemade jams, gluten and dairy-free cakes and pastries plus Christmas gifts including bags and bunting, fairy jars and crystal angels.

Many thanks to all the stallholders and to everyone who came to support the Branch and our animals.

We are always looking out for more people to help at events and collections, so if you’ve been thinking of volunteering, please take a look at the volunteers section.

Billy

Billy is a 15 year old cat who came into our centre after his previous owners could no longer care for him. Billy is a very affectionate and vocal boy who loves nothing more than fuss and company. Billy is on medication for a heart murmur but the branch will help towards funding this. His favourite activities consist of sleeping in his igloo bed and grabbing all the attention he could possibly get! This lovely boy is desperate for the perfect retirement home, and will reward you with so much love and affection if you can offer him his dream!

A BIG Thank You to Brett Aggregates Ltd.

A team of 5 lovely volunteers from Brett Aggregates recently helped us at our Martlesham Animal Centre and kindly painted the wooden fascia on our new kennel block.

And, as if this wasn’t enough, Brett Aggregates have presented us with an amazing cheque for £550 too!

Pictured are the Brett Aggregates team ready to start painting.

 

RSPCA Christmas Fair 2018: RSPCA goodies for sale

Festive Christmas Fair

Start getting in the Christmas spirit with the RSPCA’s fabulous Christmas Fair on Saturday 9th November at Holbrook Village Hall, The Street, Holbrook, IP9 2PZ (10am to 2pm). Entry is free.

In addition to our great RSPCA stalls such as raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac and new goods including Christmas cards and calendars, we have a fascinating range of brilliant craft and food stalls. These include organic dog treats, Tropic toiletries, delicious homemade jams and chutneys, gluten and dairy-free cakes and pastries plus Christmas gifts including bags and bunting, fairy jars and crystal angels. There will also be hot and cold refreshments.

Help support our local animal welfare work as well as beginning the run-up to the festive season. To download a poster, please click here.

Helping Animals in Need through Supermarket Collections in November and December

We are always in need of volunteers to help us with our collections – all we ask is 2 hours of your time and friendly dogs are very welcome!  We know that there are a lot of animal loves in Suffolk and we hope some of you will be able to help us raise money for animals in need.

We have the following collections coming up until the end of the year where we need your help

  • Co-op at Eye on 29th November
  • Tesco at Stowmarket on 7th December and
  • Co-Op at Wickham Market on 20th December

If you would like to help us or to find out more, please contact:

  • Ian on 01449 767747 (after 6pm) or ian.hendry@rspca-ipswich.org.uk for the Co-Op collections
  • Kate on 01449 614057 or kate.grimwood@rspca-ipswich.org.uk for the Tesco collections

New collection dates for 2020 will come soon…

 

 

 

Quiz Night Results!

Our Quiz Night on 26 October at St Michael’s Church Centre, Martlesham Heath was a great success, raising a record-breaking £889.50 for our animal welfare work.

17 teams (85 people) enjoyed a fun quiz and delicious baked potatoes!    The winning team was “Hello Sailor” who beat the competition with 85 points out of 110!

Sincere thanks go to everyone who came along and supported the event, all those who helped on the night and those who donated raffle prizes.

Please keep an eye out on our website and Facebook page for the dates of our quiz nights in 2020.

 

 

Thanks to Pure Flooring

Many thanks go to Pure Flooring of Stowmarket and their proprietor Paul Dennis. Pure very kindly donated off cuts of carpet for our cattery, even cutting it to 1 metre squares for our feline friends to rest, play and scratch on.

Shop online and raise money for animals

On the 5th August 2019, the way you can donate to us when you shop with Amazon changed. If you search for Amazon on www.easyfundraising.org.uk or the easyfundraising App, you will be directed to AmazonSmile. You can still raise FREE donations for RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich Branch when you buy things from Amazon – you’ll just need to create a free account at smile.amazon.co.uk.

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products as their main site. But if you shop on smile.amazon.co.uk, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) to us – the charity of your choice.

Easy Fundraising is still around, just not for Amazon purchases. You can continue to use easyfundraising to shop with 4,000 other retailers. You can support the Branch when you shop online by signing up at

http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/rspcasuffolkeastipswich

Rest assured, it doesn’t cost a penny extra to shop this way and you may even get yourself a few discounts.

Hughes have done it again!

Daryl, the manager at our local Hughes store has always been so accommodating and generous when helping us with all our electrical needs.

When we contacted Daryl after our cattery tumble dryer stopped working he was quick on the case to help us find a new one.

Lucky for us, the wonderful team at Hughes and Hoover sponsored us a brand new tumble dryer and we didn’t have to pay a thing!  Everything was arranged on the same day which couldn’t have been more ideal given the huge pile of laundry we face daily!

Thank you for all your continued support Hughes and thank you Daryl, for being so efficient, understanding and helpful.