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05 February 2019
Annual Seminar - Demonstrating your charity's impact
Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands

Tuesday 5 February, 12.30-17.00 Harry Bound, Les Cotils, St Peter Port The annual seminar will open for registration at 12:30 with a buffet lunch and networking. The programme will start at 13.15 and includes: Keynote Speech: Mandy Johnson, Founder, www.TheirPlatform.com 'Impact measurement, is it for me?' Panel Session: Representatives from the Foundation, Government and Charity Sector discussing how successfully measuring and reporting your outcomes can help in raising your profile, increasing donations, and influencing policy. Interactive Workshop: Kerstin Neason, Kerstin Neason Consultancy Ltd facilitating the session focused on putting the principles into practice when measuring and reporting including takeaway tools, hint and tips which you can take back to your own charity. Closing address at 16:30 with networking until 17:00. To register please click on the link below https://lbfciguernseyseminar2019.eventbrite.co.uk Any enquiries to the Foundation jlepoidevin@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk

08 February 2019
Lihou Quiz
Lihou Charitable Trust

Lihou Quiz Night on Friday 8th Feb at Le Rondin School - Doors open at 7pm for a prompt start at 7:30pm - Tables of 6 - Baked potato with choice of topping & cake To book please email thelihoucharitabletrust@gmail.com

08 February 2019
GSPCA Purple Week How to get involved
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

The GSPCA was founded in 1873 and to help celebrate 146 years caring for animals in Guernsey we are asking for your help. It is also a very special year as we celebrate 90 years being at our current address on Rue des Truchots in St Andrews. There are many ways you, your school, group, work place, business can help celebrate. The GSPCA week starts 8th February and celebrations will carry on until the 15th 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%202019%20146%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 14th 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 in the last few years and currently has a seal pup on site? 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 download a sponsor form please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/146th%20Sponsor%20ship%20form.pdf 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. To apply for these or the other items please download a form on this link http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/146th%20items%20request%20form.pdf or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg 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 stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg 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. 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 146 years Caring for Animals in Guernsey between Friday 8th February and Friday 15th February. We have a number of events taking place during the GSPCA Purple Week. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "In 2019 the GSPCA will have been helping animals in Guernsey for 146 years and we also celebrate 90 years at our site in St Andrews and we are asking animal lovers to help join in and celebrate with us." "It costs over £600,000 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 and the biggest ever rebuild project last year we hope that Guernsey will wear purple for animals and join in our birthday fun in February." "Our New Build project currently is to build a New Wildlife Hospital and if you or your business would like to join our Build Partner scheme or Buy a Brick please give us a call on 257261 or email us at the GSPCA." To register your event or involvement please email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg 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 Gully, Andrew and Marty the seal pups please visit - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jerseyandguernseysealpups To donate to help Ellie the cocker spaniels life saving operations Just Giving page please visit - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gspcaellieappeal 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 fundraising@gspca.org.gg 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 - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/corporate-and-group-days For other ways your business can help us here at the GSPCA please go to - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/how-your-business-can-help-gspca-corporate-sponsorship On Monday 7th January we have a volunteer induction evening and for more information and additional induction dates please visit http://gspca.org.gg/about/volunteers or call 257261 To see our upcoming guided tours please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/services/guided-tours-gspca To see our Wish List on our website please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/our-plans-wish-list To visit the details on the Kennel Floor Appeal please visit - www.gspca.org.gg/blog/urgent-kennel-floor-appeal-%E2%80%93-kennel-flooring-work-discovers-need-new-drains-and-completely-ripp 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/ The Ceva Animal Welfare Awards – http://www.cevawelfareawards.com/ To find out more on trips, talks and our education work please email education@gspca.org.gg or call 01481 257261 To see our upcoming guided tours please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/services/guided-tours-gspca http://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-purple-week

15 February 2019
GSPCA Purple Week How to get involved
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

The GSPCA was founded in 1873 and to help celebrate 146 years caring for animals in Guernsey we are asking for your help. It is also a very special year as we celebrate 90 years being at our current address on Rue des Truchots in St Andrews. There are many ways you, your school, group, work place, business can help celebrate. The GSPCA week starts 8th February and celebrations will carry on until the 15th 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%202019%20146%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 14th 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 in the last few years and currently has a seal pup on site? 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 download a sponsor form please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/146th%20Sponsor%20ship%20form.pdf 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. To apply for these or the other items please download a form on this link http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/146th%20items%20request%20form.pdf or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg 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 stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg 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. 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 146 years Caring for Animals in Guernsey between Friday 8th February and Friday 15th February. We have a number of events taking place during the GSPCA Purple Week. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "In 2019 the GSPCA will have been helping animals in Guernsey for 146 years and we also celebrate 90 years at our site in St Andrews and we are asking animal lovers to help join in and celebrate with us." "It costs over £600,000 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 and the biggest ever rebuild project last year we hope that Guernsey will wear purple for animals and join in our birthday fun in February." "Our New Build project currently is to build a New Wildlife Hospital and if you or your business would like to join our Build Partner scheme or Buy a Brick please give us a call on 257261 or email us at the GSPCA." To register your event or involvement please email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg 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 Gully, Andrew and Marty the seal pups please visit - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jerseyandguernseysealpups To donate to help Ellie the cocker spaniels life saving operations Just Giving page please visit - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gspcaellieappeal 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 fundraising@gspca.org.gg 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 - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/corporate-and-group-days For other ways your business can help us here at the GSPCA please go to - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/how-your-business-can-help-gspca-corporate-sponsorship On Monday 7th January we have a volunteer induction evening and for more information and additional induction dates please visit http://gspca.org.gg/about/volunteers or call 257261 To see our upcoming guided tours please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/services/guided-tours-gspca To see our Wish List on our website please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/our-plans-wish-list To visit the details on the Kennel Floor Appeal please visit - www.gspca.org.gg/blog/urgent-kennel-floor-appeal-%E2%80%93-kennel-flooring-work-discovers-need-new-drains-and-completely-ripp 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/ The Ceva Animal Welfare Awards – http://www.cevawelfareawards.com/ To find out more on trips, talks and our education work please email education@gspca.org.gg or call 01481 257261 To see our upcoming guided tours please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/services/guided-tours-gspca http://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-purple-week

15 February 2019
Official Opening of the GSPCA Memorial Garden and Chapel of Rest Friday 15th February 230pm
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

This Friday after many months of work, countless volunteers, supporters and businesses, amazing donations and support the GSPCA will officially open the new Chapel of Rest and revamped Memorial Garden. Every year the GSPCA helps over 1000 pet owners through the loss and death of their beloved pets and thanks to so many there is now a lovely area to help pet owners through this difficult time at the GSPCA. The new Chapel of Rest is an area where those that want to spend the last moments with their pet can do so and is a private area with an altar so that grieving owners can have some private moments at what is always a difficult time. The Memorial Garden is a wonderful area which so many have helped create. From the Work to Benefit team to the amazing Ann Wragg there have been a wide range of groups and helpers that have helped with the grounds work and incredible donations. One of the biggest supports has been Le Friquest Garden Centre who have helped with thousands of pounds worth of plants and other items to help develop what we have today. Staff from Le Friquet Garden Centre will be officially opening the Chapel of Rest and Memorial Garden which takes place on the last day of #GSPCAPurpleWeek celebrating 146 years since the GSPCA was founded. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are incredibly excited to be opening our Chapel of Rest and Memorial Garden this Friday at 2.30pm.” “The number of people, businesses and groups that have helped us create what we now have for bereaved pet owners is incredible and words really do not justify the thanks we wish to convey to all that have helped in anyway.” “We help over 1000 pet owners every year in Guernsey through the death of their pets as we provide a cremation service as well as helping over 200 road traffic accident animals every year and the team at the GSPCA strive to ensure we do our very best for each family through what is always a difficult time.” “Hopefully these areas will help those that come to us have a quiet space at the GSPCA and the Chapel is a lovely area where those wanting to spend the last moments with their beloved pet can do so and they are welcome to share that area with their family and friends before their pets are cremated or they take them home to be buried, as if having a ceremony if they wish to do so.” “We all know at the GSPCA how hard it is when a much loved pet is no longer with us and we really hope these areas will help those during these difficult times.” “Staff from Le Friquet Garden Centre will officially open the Chapel of Rest and Memorial Garden at 2.30pm on Friday and all are welcome which is a lovely way to celebrate the last day of #GSPCAPurpleWeek .” “We will have some refreshments for those attending and will share a number of words of thanks.” “There are areas at the GSPCA that you can view animals for a minimum donation of £2 but this area will not require a visitor ticket as we want to support bereaved pet owners during that difficult time.” “We are looking at heart shaped plaques for pet owners to remember their pets in the Memorial Garden and will have further details very soon.” To visit the Guernsey Bereavement Service website please go to http://www.guernseybereavementservice.com/ To see the GSPCA page on helping bereaved pet owners please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/services/pet-bereavement-advice-page . To get involved with GSPCA Purple Week http://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-purple-week and help us help those in need taking place between the 8th and 15th February. 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) http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/official-opening-gspca-memorial-garden-and-chapel-rest-friday-15th-february-230pm

22 February 2019
Half term guided tours at the GSPCA book your place by calling 01481 257261
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

During the school breaks we run a series of guided tours at the GSPCA and we have now planned up to 2020 with some special tours for the children. You can also book a tour for a special event or birthday. This coming Half Term is your opportunity to visit behind the scenes at our Animal Shelter in St Andrews and see the work being carried out. We ask for a minimum donation of £7 per person and £5 per child, or £20 for a family of four or £18 with an Islands Mum card. The tours take around 80 minutes and you get to see in many of the departments, interact with some of the friendly residents and a variety of species. The special tours can take a little longer. Tours are a maximum of 20 people per tour, so please book early. The special tours are also a maximum of 20. Some of the animals you will have the chance to see will be cats, rabbits, birds, hedgehogs, dogs looking for homes and some of the other wildlife. If you would like a certificate as a gift then please do get in touch for more details Here are the dates planned Monday 18th February 2019 Half Term - Guided tour at 2pm call 257261 to book or online details are below Tueswday 19th February 2019 Half Term - Guided tour at 2pm call 257261 to book or online details are below Wednesday 20th February 2019 Half Term - Guided tour at 2pm call 257261 to book or online details are below Thursday 21st February 2019 Half Term - Guided tour at 2pm call 257261 to book or online details are below Friday 22nd February 2019 Half Term - Guided tour at 2pm call 257261 to book or online details are below Other upcoming dates planned for tours are - Wednesday 17th April to Easter Saturday 20th April 2019 Easter Holidays - Special Easter Guided Tours, quiz and Easter Egg Hunt each day £20 per child (£17.50 with Island Mums Card), prizes for best costumes & fun games room (children must have a guardian/parent) Monday 27th to Friday 31st May 2019 Half Term - Guided tours each day at 2pm Monday 22nd July to Friday 26th July 2019 Summer Holidays - Guided tours each day at 2pm Monday 26th to Friday 30th August 2019 Summer Holidays - Guided tours each day at 2pm Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November 2019 Half Term - Special Halloween Guided Tours each day £20 per child (£17.50 with Island Mums Card), prizes for best costumes & fun games room (children must have a guardian/parent) Monday 30th January 2019 to Friday 3rd January 2020 Christmas Holidays - Guided tours each day at 2pm Monday 17th to Friday 21st February 2020 Half term - Guided tours each day at 2pm Please book your placement early to avoid disappointment. To book please call 01481 257261 or via the paypal link - https://www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA Please note if you book via paypal please indicate the date and time tour you would like as well as the names of those attending. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "Due to a fantastic response last year we have planned guided tours at the GSPCA during 2019 and into 2020 for the school breaks and some weekends." "If you would like to see behind the scenes and the many animals here at the Animal Shelter then book by calling on 257261 or online via our paypal link." "We would like to thank all that have attended the tours and for the wonderful feedback we have received." Birthday, Special & Tours Booked As An Event If you would like to bring a private group or party to the GSPCA for a visit and tour at the Animal Shelter we can arrange this in advance. We ask for a minimum donation of £80 for a group (this is for 8 children and 2 free adult places) and an additional £5 per person with groups larger than 8 (restrictions do apply with children to adult numbers). We can provide a birthday or gift pack if the tour is for a special occasion. We have a large events room, tables, chairs, projectors, speakers with mic, and a number of toys or things for children on request. For details on room hire please check out - http://www.gspca.org.gg/services/room-hire-gspca Why not make it a full event and arrange for food, a cake or more all of which can be delivered through http://www.kiddiescatering.biz Some extras could include Party Food can be Supplied by Kiddies Catering Surprise Adoption for a year of an animal pen - minimum donation of £25 for an adoption pack for a year to include a plaque at the GSPCA Room hire is available in a spacious room next to toilet facilities Games with prizes can be supplied on request Hire of giant animal, minion or Olaf suit Other bespoke packages available Guided tours of the Shelter on average take about between 60 - 90 minutes and it is your opportunity to see behind the scenes, although for animal welfare reasons there are areas that are unable to be viewed. If the event is for a special occasion the birthday or lucky individual will receive special treatment and be allowed some unique experiences holding and possibly feeding some of the animals in our care. Guided tours of the Shelter is your opportunity to see behind the scenes, although for animal welfare reasons there are areas that are unable to be viewed. We do ask that there is 1 adult per 8 children. For a booking form to enquire about availability please complete this form - http://gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Birthday%20booking%20form%20Jan%202018.pdf If you are interested please email your form to stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg or call the GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne on 01481 257261 to discuss details. Island Mum cardholders can receive a 10% discount on special tours, please see this link for details - http://islandmums.com/guernsey/gspca-birthday-parties/ http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/half-term-guided-tours-gspca-book-your-place-calling-01481-257261

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01 March 2019
Quiz Night
Friends of Les Bourgs Hospice

We have a quiz night at Les Beaucamps High School starting at 1900hrs. Tables of 6 at £10 a head with a ploughmans provided. To book contact: Trish.DeCarteret@lesbourgs.com

03 March 2019
Bingo night in aid of GSPCA & Clic Sargent at La Nouvelle Maraitaine Sunday 3rd March
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

Tonight is Sunday night Bingo 10 games of bingo, 2 flyers, bonus ball and a strip of raffle tickets, 6’s £16, 3’s £11. Plus last man standing bingo and football cards during the interval, pop down and join in the fun. Cafe open for hot food, drinks & snacks. This is a charity bingo night in aid of the GSPCA and Clic Sargent taking place at La Nouvelle Maraitaine at 7pm. For details call Mim Sarre on 07889 431888 http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/bingo-night-aid-gspca-clic-sargent-la-nouvelle-maraitaine-sunday-3rd-march

05 March 2019
Volunteer Induction Evening
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

We are always looking for volunteers to help at the Shelter in a variety of roles. You need to be at least 13 years old to help at the Shelter. If you are younger then you could still help. If you talk to your parents or guardians they may help you with fund raising for the Animal Shelter. To get started in Volunteering at the GSPCA we hold Induction Evenings and in the Summer Afternoons and no matter your age there is always a way you can help. If you are looking to complete your work experience, Duke of Edinburgh or similar placement it is a requirement to attend one of these sessions to arrange a start date and complete the induction. We are especially looking for volunteers to help with our grounds and conservation work, driving our ambulance on the weekends and to help in our charity shop. The Volunteer Induction Evenings planned for 2019 will take place on the following days and times in the Event and Training Room at the GSPCA, but please do call 257261 closer to the date to confirm it is taking place. Inductions take about 90 minutes to 2 hours depending on numbers. When you arrive to attend please follow the paw prints at the front of reception which will take you to the upper floor where the sessions are held. It is ramped access and any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Monday 7th January 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Monday 4th February 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Tuesday 5th March 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Wednesday 10th April 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Thursday 9th May 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Monday 3rd June 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Tuesday 9th July 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Thursday 18th July 2019 Volunteer Induction Afternoon Starts 4pm until approximately 545pm Monday 12th August 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Tuesday 10th September 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Monday 7th October 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Tuesday 12th November 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Thursday 12th December 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Here are some of the ways you can volunteer for the GSPCA. Work Experience - To arrange your work placement please attend one of the inductions and times and days can be arranged on the evening or afternoon Duke of Edinburgh - To arrange your placement please attend an induction where a start date and times can be arranged. As we often have large numbers of Bronze placements we often look at placements to carry out regular spots on a Saturday or Sunday between either 8am and 10am or 1030am and 1230pm. We request a two hour volunteer slot due to the work load and training involved. For those needing documents completed please drop them into the Shelter or email details to admin@gspca.org.gg and a supervisor will kindly oblige. Dog Walking - to see the task role please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Dog%20Walking%20Task%20Role%202019.pdf Cat Socialising - to see the task role please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Cat%20Socialising%20Task%20Role%202019_0.pdf Animal Accommodation Cleaner - With over 500 animals in our care there is lots of cleaning to do in the morning and through the day. Please complete a form and return it to the Shelter if you would like to help care for the animals at the Shelter. Wildlife Volunteer - Our recent refurbished wildlife unit always has high numbers of birds and a growing number of hedgehogs that require caring for. We need volunteers to help us with this unit and if you would like to help please complete a form below and return it to the Shelter. The main part of this role is between 8am and 12pm 7 days a week and we are trying to put a rota together to help assist the wildlife staff. Reception and helping answer calls - We are looking to build a team of volunteers to assist the reception staff in their duties to help respond to the inquiries and welfare calls. Administration - We are a very busy Animal Welfare organisation and if you could help in the office please fill in the form below and get in touch. Gardening & Grounds Work - We have a lovely rural site that we always need help to care for. Maintenance & Painting - Many of our buildings have been standing for some time and need TLC. Fostering / Hand Rearing - The main animals we hand rear at the GSPCA are young birds and hoglets. We do on occasions look for foster homes for pet animals and please follow this link to see our Fostering page http://www.gspca.org.gg/services/fostering-scheme Fund Raising - we are always looking for Volunteers to help with our many fund raising events. If you would like to see some of our fund raising events please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising or email fundraising@gspca.org.gg for details Events & Special Days - We have lots of days to help raise awareness and funds for the GSPCA. Welfare & Microchipping Events - We are planning to arrange days to help raise awareness and help animals in Guernsey and need your help to run these days. Van Driving & Night Wardens - We need volunteers to help both in the day and night. For more details and see some of our wardens please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/24-hour-emergency-wardens Special Roles - Volunteer Co-ordinator - We are looking for a Volunteer Co-ordinator. If you have some time on your hands, good people skills and would like to get involved recruiting and training volunteers please get in touch. Newsletter Editor - We are also looking for someone to help with our quarterly newsletter. If you have experience in putting together newsletters and have the time then please let us know. Sponsorship Co-ordinator - We are currently putting together a kennel, cat and animal pen sponsorship scheme. We are looking for a volunteer to help organise, promote and run this scheme to help raise the much needed funds to care for the hundreds of animals at the Shelter. Collection Box Co-ordinator - We have collection boxes throughout Guernsey and we are looking for someone who can help ensure these are collected regularly and to help find new sites. Education Talk Assistant - Every week staff at the Shelter talk to schools and groups about the vital work we carry out. If you are interested in helping with these please email education@gspca.org.gg Tour Guide Volunteers - At the Shelter we would like to develop a small team of volunteers that can give guided tours around the GSPCA and talk about the much needed work we carry out every day. Refreshment / Charity Shop Volunteers - We would like to run coffee mornings at the Shelter whilst selling a selection of bric-a-brac and other donated items a couple of mornings a week. We are currently looking for volunteers to help run this to help raise funds for the Shelter. If your business or group would like to spend a day at the Shelter you can find out more by going to http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/corporate-and-group-days To see our volunteer web page please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/volunteers

10 March 2019
Fundraising Lunch
Guernsey Welfare Service

£20 for a two course Sunday lunch at Les Cotils. If you would like to book a place please contact us on 07839 724300. This is a great way of supporting Guernsey Welfare and having fun at the same time!

12 March 2019
GDA members meeting
Guernsey Disability Alliance

Our next members meeting is Tuesday 12th March in partnership with Access for All ahead of Access Day on 16th March. Venue: TBC time: 7-9pm

12 March 2019
365 days of colour in your garden
Plant Heritage Guernsey

19:00 Harry Bound Room, Les Cotils A talk given by Nick Bailey, a regular presenter on Gardeners' World and a Chelsea award winning garden designer. Members: Free, Non-members: £7 at door

14 March 2019
Domestic Abuse Awareness Training Tier 1
Safer LBG (Domestic Violence Forum)

This one-day multi-agency course is offered by Safer LBG. It is aimed at: * Managers within States Departments, * Human Resources staff, * front-line States employees working in Health, Education, Social Work, the Police, Social Security, Housing, Probation, plus * people working in Voluntary Agencies, and * all those dealing with potential victims and their families. The course provides an overview of domestic abuse and challenges commonly held beliefs, attitudes and assumptions about domestic abuse. Amongst the issues covered are: The different categories of abuse; Why people may stay in abusive relationships; How children may be affected by domestic abuse; Good practice and interagency working including an overview of Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) and the CAADA DASH RIC (Risk Identification Checklist); The leaving process and issues to consider when leaving an abusive relationship. The day will include a brief presentation by local specialist domestic abuse agencies about their different roles. The dates for 2019 are: Thursday 14 March Thursday 20 June Thursday 12 September Thursday 21 November Apply To apply, please contact Lou at Safer with your name, organisation, contact number and email address. Please note: although there is no standing fee for our tier one training there is a no-show/late cancellation fee of £25. Donations towards refreshments are gratefully received on the day. Course Contact: Email enquiries@safer.gg or Telephone 07839 702662

28 March 2019
Dog First aid Course
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

On Thursday 28th March we hold our first dog first aid course of 2019 at the GSPCA with a focus on helping save your dogs life. Taking the course will be GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne who has over 20 years working in the field of animal rescue and with over 3000 animals through the doors every year at the GSPCA the team see cases of animal first aid on a daily basis here in Guernsey. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We have been running dog and cat first aid courses for over five years and have trained over 250 participants to help save animals lives.” "We have ‘Casper’ who is our model first aid dog a bit like the Annie doll many may know for humans and he is a great way to show and learn how to carry out CPR on an unconscious dog." "The next Dog First Aid Course will be on Thursday 28th March at 6.30pm and the next cat course will be on the 20th May." "As owners of pets our worst fear is not knowing what to do if our four legged friend has an injury and this training helps pet owners learn and understand ways to help save your pets life." The dates for the next first aid course is: Dog First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Thursday 28th March 201 - Ref - Dog 28/03 Dog First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Tuesday 7th May 2019 - Ref - Dog 7/5 Cat First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Monday 20th May 2019 - Ref - Cat 20/5 Dog First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Monday 18th November 2019 - Ref - Dog 18/11 All first aid courses are a minimum £20 donation and you must book your place by 5pm before the course. Within the sessions you get the chance to learn about what to do if you were faced with an emergency situation with your dog or cat. All participants receive handouts, a few goodies and a certificate. To book your place call 01481 257261 or pay via the paypal link below using the reference code so we are aware which you would like to attend - www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA To see other training courses at the GSPCA please visit - http://gspca.org.gg/services/training-courses

29 March 2019
Quiz Night (“Brexit” - very loosely themed!)
Guernsey Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre PTA

Teams of 6, £10 per person, Sixth form teams welcome, bar and raffle. Doors open 7.15pm, first question 7.30pm sharp! For entry form www.guernseygrammar.co.uk

29 March 2019
Quiz Night
Bailiwick of Guernsey Victim Support and Witness Service LBG

You are invited to take part in our Quiz Night which will take place at St Martin's Community Centre on Friday 29th March 2019 with Quizmaster Cherry McMillen. The cost is £12.50 per head and includes a Ploughman's supper. Max. 6 people per team. To book a team, please call 01481 713000.