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Christmas events raise over £2,000

Our quartet of Christmas events raised a magnificent £2006.20 for animals in our care. Many thanks to everyone who supported them, including those who helped on the day and those who provided prizes and lovely cakes.

Our stall at the Bury Christmas lights on 18 November raised an excellent £98.29, with many thanks to Petra, Jane and Ben, as well as Sue and Helen.

Our well-established Christmas Fair at Holbrook on 27 November raised a truly awesome £1320.64. Many thanks to our Hon President Sue Southgate and her team for handling the refreshments and to everyone else who helped.

The next day we took our Christmas items and new goods to the Stowmarket Christmas Fair where Red Gables Wellbeing hub kindly gave us a stall for free. Many thanks to Ian and Gill and Sue for standing in the freezing cold. We raised an impressive £158.05.

Our final Christmas event this year was our new fair at Stowupland Village Hall on Saturday (11 December). This was the first time we’d organised an event in the area and although it was quieter than we’d hoped, we still raised £429.22. Many thanks to Kathy, Maggie and her husband, Ursula and Beverley for their help.

Thanks to Rosemary who baked and sold cupcakes and other scrumptious items at both Holbrook and Stowupland, and donated the profits to our animals. And thanks also to Denice who has made and sold her delicious jams and chutneys on behalf of the Branch.

One final, huge thank you to Jean and Geoffrey who supported the events, baked and turned out to help.

It’s difficult to underestimate the importance of our volunteers. Without you all, these events, from Christmas Fairs to store collections, simply would not be possible. You make such a difference – Thank you.

We haven’t finalised our events for 2022, but if you think you might like to help out in some way, please contact Kate at kate.grimwood@rspca-ipswich.org.uk or on 07512 017016 or 01449 614057.

RSPCA Christmas Fair 2018: RSPCA goodies for sale

Our Lovely Christmas Fairs!

This year we are holding two Christmas Fairs and we hope you can join us!

Our long-standing Holbrook Christmas Fair is due to take place on Saturday 27 November, 10am – 2pm at Holbrook Village Hall. No soup this year but in addition to hot and cold refreshments, we’ll have RSPCA branded cards and gifts, raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac and some lovely craft stalls, including handmade candles and soaps, bespoke pyrography art, and homemade baked goods.

Stowupland Village Hall on Saturday 11 December is the venue for our newest Christmas Fair. Open from 11am – 3pm, the Fair will have refreshments, cakes and pastries, handmade wreaths, doggy treats and gifts, jewellery and cards. We’ll also have a tombola and raffle.

Entry to both our fairs is free and both venues have parking.

Stowmarket Christmas Fayre on Sunday 28th November

We are excited and proud to be a part of the Stowmarket Christmas Fayre on Sunday 28th November!

This festive fun day for all the family will run from 10.30am to 5pm, and will be held in various locations across the town centre.   Plus, there is no entry fee and free car parking.

There will be lots to see and do including festive market stalls and attractions.   Our lovely charity shop in the Meadow Centre (opposite Costa Coffee) will be open from 10am to 3pm, and we are looking forward to having a fundraising stall with lots of goodies at the mini Christmas Charity Fair being held at Red Gables Wellbeing Hub in Ipswich Road.

Other attractions to enjoy will be:

  • An ice rink, merry-go-round and miniature model fairground;
  • Street entertainment – stilt walkers, carol singers and brass band;
  • Father Christmas will be stopping off at the Museum of East Anglian Life;
  • Festive Storytelling at the John Peel Centre;
  • The Regal Cinema will be showing classic Christmas films;
  • Over 360 Christmas trees to see at St. Peter and St. Mary’s Church;
  • Craft Market at The Mix;
  • Mini Charity Christmas Fair at Red Gables Wellbeing Hub;
  • Christmas Crafts for children at Stowmarket Library; and
  • Winter art trail through the town.

Quiz Cancelled

We are sorry to inform you that our Quiz Night planned for Saturday 23rd October has been cancelled.

While we are still as dedicated as ever to raising funds to help animals in need in Suffolk, the safety of our attendees has to come first and we don’t yet feel we are at a point where it would be sensible to hold an indoor quiz.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused and we look forward to seeing you at our Quiz Nights in 2022.

As we have had to cancel this event, if you would like to donate the cost of a quiz ticket (£8) to help our vital work it would be much appreciated.   To donate click here.



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There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be really grateful for your donations

Thank you x

Chloe’s Yay for the Animals!

One of our wonderful young supporters Chloe Haynes had just undertaken a super challenge in aid of our branch of the RSPCA and animals in need.

Chloe, aged 12, biked 25 miles in just under 3 hours; which we think is pretty amazing.   Chloe loves cycling and wanted to help animals at the same time.

She has already smashed her £150 donation target by raising £330 but we would like to help Chloe raise even more, to say thank you to her for taking on this challenge to help local animals.

A big thank you to Chloe and well done!

Your can support Chloe’s fundraising challenge by going to //www.justgiving.com/fundraising/yayfortheanimals

Open Day cancelled

Sadly, we’ve decided to cancel our Open Day & Fun Dog show, due to take place at our Martlesham Animal Centre on 5 Sept.

Although the restrictions are being lifted, Covid-19 is still a very real and potent danger, and we did not want to take the risk of bringing Covid into the Animal Centre after all the hard work that’s gone into keeping it out.

It will mean another financial loss, as the Open Day is one of the most popular events in our calendar, but we felt the risk was just too great.

If you could make a donation to help our animals through this difficult year, we would be incredibly grateful. Our Virgin Money Giving Page is here.

Josh is training hard for his Half Marathon!

Support Josh Crewe, who is running a half marathon on 26 September 2021 to raise £1,000 to help animals in our care. The pandemic restrictions have hit our fundraising events very badly, so many thanks to Josh for helping us raise money and awareness for our animals.

Josh is still working hard to prepare for his half Marathon in aid of our branch, and although the Great East Run may be cancelled, Josh is still determined to complete the planned route on the scheduled day and has been training most mornings to get himself ready for the gruelling 13-mile tour of Ipswich! With under 3 months to go, Josh has so far raised 72% of his £1,000 target.

To support Josh during his half-marathon, and donate to our cause head over to the Just Giving page below. Every donation big or small really does help In caring for our animals at our re-homing centre, and enabling us to run our vital welfare clinic in Ipswich.


Coffee Morning and Cake Sale raises £500.10p!

Our Branch President, Sue held a coffee morning in aid of animals in need in the Suffolk area, and thanks to wonderful supporters we raised an amazing £500.10p!

Thank you Sue for your hard work and for organising such a successful event.
Thank you to everyone who purchased a yummy slice of cake, a puzzle, book or plant on the day and braved the windy weather to raise much needed funds for animals in need.

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