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Supermarket Collection Dates 2021

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.

Confirmed collection dates for 2021 are:

Co-Op, Haldeigh 12 March 2021
Co-Op, Framlingham 26 March 2021
Co-Op, Barham 9 April 2021
Co-Op, Woodbridge 30 April 2021
Co-Op, Wickham Market 21 May 2021
Co-Op, Debenham 28 May 2021
Co-Op, Combs Ford (Stowmarket) 25 June 2021
Co-op, Felixstowe 10 July 2021
Co-Op, Woolpit 30 July 2021
Co-Op, Capel St Mary 27 August 2021
Co-Op, Leiston 24 September 2021
Co-Op, Holbrook 29 October 2021
Co-Op, Needham Market 26 November 2021
Co-Op, Wickham Market 17 December 2021

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

We are keeping strictly to Government guidelines/rules and will provide all necessary PPE.

Valentine’s Photo Competition

Just feline the love?

Join our Valentine’s Day pet photo competition!

Be they furry or feathery, young or old, celebrate the pawsome love in your life with our new pet photo competition.

Open to all pets

Simply send us your photos for the classes below and donate £2 per entry per class

  • Young love – the cutest babies
  • Best Friends Forever – the special love between animals and their human friends
  • Perfect couple – a pair of beautiful pets
  • Hey, good lookin’ – just gorgeous
  • Senior moments – older but still got that lovin’ feeling

Closing date for entries: midnight on Sunday 14 February 2021

Prizes for each category winner. Winning photos will be put on our website, Facebook or in our Branch newsletter.

If you would be willing to display a poster for us, please download it here.

All monies raised will help support our vital animal welfare work.

We’ve been truly touched by the offers of support we’ve received in these difficult times, to help us make sure our animals remain safe and well. This competition is just the latest way we are trying to raise money for our animals – if you would like to enter, it will make a difference – thank you.

Christmas Drawing Competition Results!

The results are in…..

Although we didn’t have many entries for our Christmas Drawing Competition, the ones we did receive were absolutely brilliant!

We hope you enjoy looking at the lovely winning entries – prizes are being sent out over the next few days.

In the 5-7 Age Category
1st Place – Eleeza

2nd Place – Cairo

3rd Place Alina and

The Runner Up was Annabelle

In the 8-12 Age Category
1st Place went to Arishae

 

 

 

easyfundraising – every little helps!

Thank you to our supporters for raising FREE donations for RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich Branch in 2020 by shopping online via #easyfundraising.

The funds that have been raised do make a difference to us during these challenging times. If you are shopping the sales or planning any 2021 getaways, please remember to keep using easyfundraising so we don’t miss out.

If you’re not supporting us on easyfundraising yet, please sign up here:

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

 

Store collection tin

Supermarket Collections 2021

Can you help?

We are looking for volunteers to help us with our supermarket 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 lovers in Suffolk and we hope some of you will be able to help us raise money for animals in need through our supermarket collections.

We have the following collections coming up for the first quarter of 2021, with more planned for the rest of 2021. If you see us, come and say hello and donate a little?

Co-Op, Barham on 29th January 2021
Co-Op, Hadleigh on 26th February 2021
Co-Op, Framlingham on 26th March 2021

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 via email on ian.hendry@rspca-ipswich.org.uk.

We are keeping strictly to Government guidelines/rules and will provide all necessary PPE.

Collection dates for the remainder of 2021 have been added to our Supermarket Collection events page.

RSPCA Christmas Fair 2018: felt reindeers - so cute

Christmas Fair cancelled

It’s with deep regret that we’ve taken the decision to cancel our Christmas Fair at Holbrook (21st November). We also cancelled our Quiz night, due to have been on the 24 October. Losing the two events will make a big dent in our income, as they are very well attended and raised almost £1,000 each last year, but the continuing dangers of the pandemic leave us no option.

We are trying to make up some income with online events, so please keep an eye on our website and Facebook for more fundraising activities.

Hopefully we will be able to resume our face-to-face events next year, but in the meantime, if you would like to make a donation to help us look after the animals in our care, we would be very grateful.

Our Virgin Money Giving page is here or, if you’d like to send a cheque, please make it payable to RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich and send it to RSPCA Animal Centre, Mill Lane, Martlesham, IP12 4PD.

Any amount you can give will make a difference – thank you.

September Open Day cancelled

We have decided to cancel our annual Open Day and Fun Dog Show, scheduled for 6 September. Despite lockdown measures being eased, we can’t see a way to hold the event safely.

It’s a huge disappointment – particularly to the Animal Centre staff and volunteers who love to see dogs they’ve rehomed happy and well in their new lives – and a big loss of income. However, our priority is the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors.

We’re still hoping to have other events, such as our Quiz and Christmas Fair, later in the year, but in the interim, if you would like to make a financial donation, that would be the best way to help us right now. We continue to have our day to day running costs and anticipate increased need for our services in the coming months.

You can donate via our Virgin Money Giving page. If you’d like to offer us long-term financial help, we have our Safe Haven animal pen sponsorship.

Any amount you can give will make a difference – thank you.

Essentials for our animals

We’ve made a dedicated COVID-19 essentials Amazon Wish list for anyone who is able to help our animals during this difficult time. Click here.

We understand that buying only essentials is very important at the moment, which is why we’ve created an “essentials only” wish list. These are absolute must haves; items our animals cannot be without. We use them daily and run out very quickly.

We’ve had to close all 4 of our charity shops which fund the vital work we do in Suffolk, so any donation big or small from this list would be so generous and gratefully received.

Store collection tin

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.