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Framlingham Co-Op collection cancelled

Because of the situation with the coronavirus, we have taken the decision to cancel our store collection at the Co-Op Framlingham on 27 March. All our other store collections have been postponed for the foreseeable future.

We hope to quickly put in place alternative forms of donation (such as the Donate link here on our website) for anyone wanting to support the animals in our care.

If you have any questions on the store collections or would like to volunteer to collect at future ones, please contact Ian Hendry on 01449 767747 (after 6pm) or via ian.hendry@rspca-ipswich.org.uk.

Thank you all for your support so far this year and, hopefully, it will not be too long before we can get back in the stores again and collect a lot more money for animals in need. In the meantime, please take care of yourselves.

Save the Date: Family Fun Day Sun 24th May

Whether you come to our Fun Day every year, have never been, or have wanted to come but have had other plans, this year won’t be one to miss!

It’s never too early to pop the date in your diary.  We will have lots of exciting stalls, fun for the kids, good food and drink plus music and some added surprises!

Supermarket Collection Dates 2020

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 through our collections.

We have the following collections coming up until the end of June 2020 where we need your help or perhaps you will see us in store, come and say hello and donate a little?

  • Co-Op in Barham on 31st January
  • Tesco at Copdock Interchange on 16th February
  • Co-Op in Framlingham on 27th March
  • Morrisons in Felixstowe on 18th and 19th April
  • Co-Op in Needham Market on 24th April
  • Co-Op in Woodbridge on 8th May
  • Co-Op in Debenham on 29th May
  • Co-Op in Rickinghall on 6th June
  • Co-Op in Felixstowe on 20th June
  • Co-Op in Combs Ford on 26th June

If you would like to help us or to find out more about helping with supermarket collections, please contact:

Ian Hendry on 01449 767747 (after 6pm) or ian.hendry@rspca-ipswich.org.uk

Collection dates for the remainder of 2020 will be added shortly…

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Super supermarkets – thank you

Thank you to our local Co-op, ASDA, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, and Tesco supermarkets, along with the SPAR in Felixstowe, for their support during 2019. By allowing us to hold supermarket collections in their stores, we raised a staggering £5,078.84 of much needed funds for our Branch.

This is a vital source of income, and we will be holding further supermarket collections in 2020. Details can be found on our website or at the back of our newsletter, coming out at the end of January.

We couldn’t do this without the unstinting help of volunteers who collect on the day. If you would like to help at any of our supermarket collections, please contact Ian Hendry on 01449 767747 (after 6pm) or via ian.hendry@rspca-ipswich.org.uk.

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.

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 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 through our collections.

We have the following collections coming up until the end of the year where we need your help.  Perhaps you will see us, come and say hello and donate a little?

  • Tesco at Stowmarket on 7th December
  • Co-Op at Wickham Market on 20th December

If you would like to help us or to find out more about helping with supermarket collections, please contact:

  • Ian Hendry on 01449 767747 (after 6pm) or ian.hendry@rspca-ipswich.org.uk

New collection dates for 2020 will follow shortly…

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who came to our Open Day on Sunday and to all the volunteers and staff who worked so hard to make the event happen. We raised a magnificent £2317.39.

It was a lovely sunny day, and not too hot for the dogs, so the fun dog show was as popular as ever. The BBQ and refreshments were busy, and the other stalls, including hoop-la, bric-a-brac, doggy treats and some lovely crafts, had a steady stream of customers.

There were definitely fewer people this year and money seemed to be more limited, impacting on the raffle, tombola and RSPCA logo goods, which all took less than usual.

But the total was still excellent and we’re grateful for all the kind people who helped – from setting up the gazebos to baking cakes, covering a stall to marshalling traffic. And an especial thank you to the staff and volunteers who stepped up to fill in at the last minute.

Our next events are our Quiz on October 26 and our Christmas Fair on November 9 at Holbrook. See our events section for more details.