Tag - Fundraising

Sponsor Josh in the Great East Run

Support Josh Crewe, who is running the Great East Run 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.

He has already raised over £500 on his Just Giving page. If you’d like to support Josh and the animals in our care, please donate via this link:

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Josh will join some 4,000 runners for the highlight of Suffolk’s running year, following an incredible route through the beautiful Holywells Park, past Ipswich’s vibrant waterfront, and under the iconic Orwell Bridge, with a grandstand finish next to Ipswich Town Football ground.

Josh has already started his training and we wish him a safe and successful run.

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.

Valentine’s Photo Competition now closed

Our Valentine’s Photo Competition has now closed. Many thanks to all the people who entered, many of whom donated much more than the £2 entry fee.

Our category judges will be hard at work – and given how gorgeous all the entries are, their task will not be an easy one.

We will notify the winners before the end of February and all the winning entries will be on our website and Facebook about the same time.

Kind sponsors donate over £200-worth of prizes

From quality food and bird feeding hampers, to pet portraits and photo sessions, kind sponsors have donated over £200-worth of prizes for our Valentine’s photo competition.

Many thanks to:

Bushfire Portraits

Su-Bridge Pet Supplies

Charnwood Milling

Naturediet Pet Foods Ltd

Art by Danielle

And a huge thank you to Ian, who has telephoned a host of local companies to persuade them to support us.

All monies raised will go directly to the animals in our care.

Enter here to celebrate the furry, feathery, or scaly love of your life.

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.

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.

Store collection tin

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.