Join in with GSPCA Purple Week Celebrating 148 years between 12th and 19th February
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)
The GSPCA was founded in 1873 and to help celebrate 148 years caring for animals in Guernsey we are asking for your help.
There are many ways you, your school, group, work place, business can help celebrate.
The GSPCA week starts Friday 12th February and celebrations will carry on until the 19th with our anniversary being Valentines Day the 14th February.
To download a poster to help promote GSPCA Purple Week please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/GSPCA%20Purple%20Week%202021%20148%20years.pdf
Ideas to get involved.......
Why not wear purple for the day? The GSPCA logo is purple and we are encouraging people to wear purple for a day or more during this week from purple ties to GSPCA wrist bands, pin badges, or maybe you have a better idea?
A Mufti or Dress Down Day is a great and fun way to raise funds to help animals in Guernsey and celebrate our 148th anniversary.
How about a 'Take Your Dog to Work Day' although normally this is celebrated in the summer why not hold a day at your work place early.
Maybe you would like a tombola set for your work place? We can arrange a ticketed tombola with prizes to help raise funds for the animals in our care.
Dress as an animal for the day? Its fun and a great way to celebrate the fact that the GSPCA help 1000's of animals and birds every year.
FACT - Did you know the Shelter has cared for two lion cubs and two monkeys and currently has 3 seal pups on site?
OSA Recruitment staff supporting the GSPCA
A sponsored event? From a sponsored silence to a wax, stop smoking to a dog walk there are many ways you can raise funds to help animals in Guernsey.
To set up a sponsorship page on Just Giving to do some fund raising for our work and animals in our care please visit - https://www.justgiving.com/gspca or a giving.gg page please visit - https://giving.gg/donate/charity/0/Select-Guernsey-charity-for-direct-donation
FACT - Did you know the GSPCA often has 500+ animals in their care at any one time and over 3000 through the doors every year?
Could you sell goods for the GSPCA? The GSPCA has a number of new GSPCA goods on sale including pens, pin badges, wrist bands, car stickers and small toy dogs which we can provide in a counter box to help raise funds for the Animal Shelter.
Help raise funds for the GSPCA 140th year Help raise funds for the GSPCA 140th year
To apply for these or the other items please download a form on this link https://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/147th%20items%20request%20form.pdf
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FACT - Did you know that in 1919 the first home for stray dogs and cats was at 11 St John Street, St Peter Port. 5/- (five shillings) a week was paid to the tenant for housing the kennels and looking after the animals?
A collection box / wishing well? The GSPCA are always looking for businesses and places to locate collection boxes around the Island. By clicking the above link or emailing email@example.com you can apply for one to help raise funds for the GSPCA. Also if you have a bigger premises maybe you could accommodate one of our GSPCA Wishing Wells. The first of these can be seen at the Shelter which are made on site and are a fantastic way to highlight the need of raising funds for the GSPCA and that your business supports our work caring for animals in Guernsey.
GSPCA Wishing Well
FACT - Did you know in October 1929 the GSPCA purchased its present site at Les Fiers Moutons, St Andrews. The house, outbuildings and ¾ vergee of land were bought freehold for £400.00 plus a further 2 vergees of land for £120.00 and an extra £5.00 included the spring and well?
There are many ways you can join the GSPCA Purple Week - Celebrating 148 years Caring for Animals in Guernsey between Friday 12th February and Friday 19th February.
We have a number of events taking place during the GSPCA Purple Week.
Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "In 2021 the GSPCA will have been helping animals in Guernsey for 148 years and we also celebrate 92 years at our site in St Andrews and we are asking animal lovers to help join in and celebrate with us."
"It costs over £700,000 a year to help care for the 1000's of animals and birds we have through our doors, provide the 24 hour 7 day a week emergency service for animals, the welfare work, dog training, education and more and we are appealing for people, schools and businesses to get involved to celebrate the wonderful work we have done and have to do for the future."
"With rising costs, the challenges due to coronavirus and the need to build a new Wildlife Hospital we hope that Guernsey will wear purple for animals and join in our birthday fun in February."
“There are many ways to support our work and to see a few ideas please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising .”
“We have had a record breaking number of wild animals and birds through our care in 2020 and we really need donations to help towards our work and the many animals and to do so please call 01481 257261, at the GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD or online https://giving.gg/donate/event/5876/GSPCA-Coronavirus-Emergency-Appeal .”
“To help ensure we can help animals 24/7 why not become a regular sponsor to help animals like the 3 seal pups especially during these extremely difficult days and to find out more please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Angel%20sponsor%20form%20special%202018%20new.pdf .”
To register your event or involvement please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01481 257261
Here a few links with ideas to help the animals in our care and wishes we are trying to raise funds for so please do get involved with GSPCA Purple Week and help us help those in need -
You can donate via our giving.gg page or create your own sponsored event or challenge - https://giving.gg/donate/charity/2/Guernsey-Society-for-the-Prevention-of-Cruelty-to-Animals-(GSPCA)
To donate to the three seal pups please visit - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jerseyandguernseysealpups
To visit the Just Giving page raising funds for life saving Intensive Care Units please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gspcaintensivecare or to buy one directly for the Shelter please visit https://brinsea.co.uk/small-animal-care/tlc-intensive-care-incubators/tlc-30-advance/
To become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Angel%20sponsor%20form%20special%202018%20new.pdf
To download a Corporate Angel Pen Pal form please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Corporate%20Angel%20Pen%20Pal%20sponsor%20formnew.pdf
To Buy a Brick in the new Wildlife Hospital and download a leaflet please click here - http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Buy%20a%20Brick%20Wildlife%20Hospital.pdf
To donate to the animals in our care another way is our paypal page - www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA
If you would like to help at one of our upcoming events please give Michelle a call on 257261 or email email@example.com
To see some of the animals looking for homes at the GSPCA please visit – http://www.gspca.org.gg/animals
Another way to support us is our on site Charity Shop and refreshment area and to find out more please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-onsite-charity-shop
If your group or business would like to find out about spending a day at the Shelter please go to -
For other ways your business can help us here at the GSPCA please go to -
OAlthough volunteer inductions are on hold due to covid when we restart we will advertise them on this link http://gspca.org.gg/about/volunteers
To see our Wish List on our website please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/our-plans-wish-list
To learn about the ‘Buy a Brick’ in the new Wildlife Hospital and find out more please click here - http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/gspca-launch-buy-brick-proposed-new-wildlife-hospital
To learn more about our biggest project, become an Exclusive Build Partner and support our Wildlife Hospital please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-exclusive-build-partner
To visit our Amazon Wish list please visit - https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/25MJPPDAGXHL1?type=WishList
For lots more ideas on how you can support the shelter and the animals in our care then please visit our fundraising page www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising
If you think the team or an individual goes over and above some international awards open for nominations currently are –
The ADCH & Petplan Awards - https://www.petplan.co.uk/about-petplan/charities/
To find out more on trips, talks and our education work please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01481 257261
To subscribe to our supporters newsletter and find out about upcoming events and news please go to https://us14.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=9324335c87c8b3ec9f0016f2a&id=e61c951a08
In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if have been outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in line with their advice or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and we continue visits to the Shelter for only essential reasons and to please call us on 01481 257261 or email email@example.com before your trip to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/search/node/coronavirus
The GSPCA continues with all essential services and we plane to phase other services back into operation and to find out more please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/gspca-take-cautious-approach-returning-new-normal-%E2%80%93-gspca-plan-our-services-and-volunteers-retu
With huge challenges on our resources and a drop in income from boarding and donations please help us help animals in Guernsey with our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal by donating online via - https://giving.gg/donate/event/5876/GSPCA-Coronavirus-Emergency-Appeal