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10 August 2019
See the GSPCA at the South Show Friday 9th and Saturday 10th August
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

This week the South Show 2019 take's place and once again we join them from the GSPCA Here is a list of the competitions that are open to everyone, whatever parish you live in: Friday 9th 3.00 Bonny Baby - under 1 year 1 & 2 years old 3 & 4 years old Great prizes from Adorabubble, Creaseys and Island Mums Free entry 4.00 Decorated Hat and/or Wellies - bring along your creations on the day - children and adults! Free entry Saturday 10th 1.00 Children's Fancy Dress 4 and under 5-8 years old 9 and over Free entry 3.00 The South Fun Dog Show - 8 fun classes and a Best in Show chosen from the winners for the Forest Stores Cup. Prizes sponsored by Creature Comforts £1.00 per dog - money goes to local animal charities To find out more about this wonderful two day event please visit their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-South-Show-Guernsey-2213019535621147/ Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We love joining the South Show each year and very much looking forward to the two day event this Friday and Saturday.” “We are at many events throughout the summer and if you would like to get involved or support us please do get in touch by calling 01481 257261 or email fundraising@gspca.org.gg.” For events, ways and ideas to support the GSPCA please visit: http://www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/see-gspca-south-show-friday-9th-and-saturday-10th-august

11 August 2019
Please support the JT Together Pool Party this Sunday and help raise funds for the GSPCA
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

Come and make a splash at the JT fantastic FREE Pool Party. Packed with summer tunes, GIANT pool inflatables, giveaways plus FREE ice cream. When and where: They have an event at the Lido, Havre des Pas, Jersey – 11am – 3pm Saturday 10th August And to help raise funds for the GSPCA please pop along to La Valette Bathing Pools, Guernsey – 11am – 3pm Sunday 11th August (Please note due to Health and Safety reasons admission is limited) The GSPCA are hugely grateful to all of the support from JT and hope everyone has a great weekend at the two events they are holding. To find out more please visit: On the JT website: https://www.jtglobal.com/global/jt-summer-events/#poolparty Visit the JT facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/447758222473712/ For ways and ideas to support the GSPCA please visit: http://www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “JT have been an amazing support to us here at the GSPCA and with another great event planned to support us this Sunday we cannot thank them enough.” “Please do pop along to La Valette Bathing Pools this Sunday between 11am and 3pm where you will get a great day out and even free ice-cream.” “We are at man events throughout the summer and if you would like to get involved or support us please do get in touch by calling 01481 257261 or email fundraising@gspca.org.gg.” http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/please-support-jt-together-pool-party-sunday-and-help-raise-funds-gspca

12 August 2019
Volunteer Induction
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

15 August 2019
See the GSPCA at 'West is Best' West Show this week
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

For the eighth year in a row the GSPCA are attending the West Show which will be held on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August 2019. If you would like to help volunteer of support us we would love to see you on our stall. If you can help please call 257261 or email fundraising@gspca.org.gg Once again our stall will be full of great games & GSPCA goods. Every year we have a great time enjoying a wonderful local event whilst raising funds on our stall to help the many animals in our care. More about the West Show - The West show is arguably Guernsey’s premier agricultural and horticultural show. Held annually since 1913 the West show is a traditional country show with many modern aspects, and this year being the centenary it promises to be bigger and better than ever. The show this year has the main two days as usual on the Wednesday and Thursday with the usual tented competitions and animal competitions together with the arena entertainment and side displays. Held since 1985 on a site of approximately 35 acres at the former L’Eree aerodrome, the West show is the highlight of the summer for many from the western parishes who look forward to meeting up with friends they haven’t seen since the previous year and also of course people from all over the island and visitors alike. Crowds of 8,000 over the two main days are not unusual. To visit the West Show facebook page please click here https://www.facebook.com/WestShowGuernsey . For more information and to visit their website please click here http://www.thewestshow.com/ . http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/see-gspca-west-best-west-show-week

17 August 2019
DONKEY DERBY
Lions Club of Guernsey (The)

Held at Saumarez Park. Fun filled day for all the family with Donkey rides for the children, Donkey races, Charity Stalls, Refreshments and much more FREE ENTRY with parking at Home Farm for £5 per car. Event runs from 13:00 - 17:0

22 August 2019
See the GSPCA at the North Show 'Go Forth the North'
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

This Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd August it is the North Show and the GSPCA will be there with a stall for the eigth year in a row. Not only will we have a stall but you may see one or two GSPCA Mascots walking about. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "This summer is extraordinarily busy for us at the GSPCA between the 500+ animals that we have at the Shelter to all of the fantastic events of which many we attend." "The North Show is always a wonderful event and at the GSPCA we are so grateful to them to be allowed to join them once again." "Pop along and see our GSPCA stall meet some of our volunteers from Northern Trust helping us at the North Show." “The GSPCA team have also made their first ever entry, we did have a fab entry from the GSPCA with real flowers two years ago with Jo Hardill and family and this year the staff and volunteers have been busy preparing an entry.” The North Show is one of the main events in Guernsey's summer calendar, and takes place in the wonderful rural setting of Saumarez Park. The Guernsey North Show and Guernsey Battle of Flowers, is held in August each year and this year it takes place on 21st and 22nd August. The Guernsey North Show and Battle of Flowers is run by the Northern Agricultural and Horticultural Society and the GSPCA are very grateful to them for allowing us to come along. Each year the Show attracts thousands of visitors to: The displays of exhibitors' entries, ranging from Guernsey livestock through fur and feather, fruit, vegetables, flowers, flower arrangements, cookery, photography, art and craft. This is the eighth year in a row the GSPCA have taken a stall along and we will have lots on sale and games to play. The programme of arena events, showcasing local and off-island talent, and including in the afternoon of day two, the Guernsey Battle of Flowers, which culminates in the evening illuminated cavalcade, the whole rounded off with a firework display. The Show is also supported throughout the two days by a fair, and refreshment and other stalls and displays. For the entrance prices to the show ground please click here to visit their website http://www.guernseynorthshow.org.gg/. If you would like to help at the North Show or at one of our upcoming events or book a table at our Ball please give Michelle a call on 257261 or email fundraising@gspca.org.gg For more information on volunteering at the GSPCA and how to get involved please visit http://gspca.org.gg/about/volunteers or call 257261 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

24 August 2019
Flag Day
Guernsey Voluntary Service

Annual Flag Day Island wide

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01 September 2019
See the GSPCA at this weekends Eat, Drink and Be Local Seafront Sunday
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

The GSPCA are looking forward to the upcoming Eat, Drink and Be Local Seafront Sunday. That’s right once again we are delighted to say that you will be able to see the GSPCA this wonderful event. We will have our fun stall with a full range of tombolas, games and GSPCA goods and we are very much looking forward being part of this fantastic event. Michelle Champion GSPCA stall organisor said “We are really looking forward joining the Eat, Drink and Be Local Seafront Sunday.” “We’ll be setting up from 7am and the next one takes place on the 1st September and are looking for volunteers and helpers through the day and if anyone can help please call 01481 257261 or email me on fundraising@gspca.org.gg .” Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We had an incredible Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday and enjoyed the other events and we are delighted to say we will be at this Sundays event raising much needed funds for the animals in our care and being at this fantastic community event.” “We will of course have leaflets for our Buy a Brick campaign for the much needed Wildlife Hospital.” “A huge thanks to Eat, Drink and Be Local for letting us join them on all of their Seafront Sundays and we look forward seeing lots of great supporters.” To see a calendar of our events please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising To see the Eat, Drink and Be Local facebook page please visit - https://www.facebook.com/EDABLgsy/ http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/see-gspca-weekends-eat-drink-and-be-local-seafront-sunday

05 September 2019
Craft Evening
Guernsey Gateway Club LBG

Evening making crafts & decorations for our 50th party

06 September 2019
GDA members groups meeting with ESS
Guernsey Disability Alliance

our member charities and groups are invited to join us and ESS Employment and Social Security for a discussion on their submissions for the Discrimination Legislation Consultation. details on https://www.gov.gg/discriminationconsultation Les Cotils 12-2pm Friday 6th September

08 September 2019
Edible Community Gardening Weekend Group
Edible Guernsey LBG

Our new Group meets at 10:00 on Sundays. If you want to grow your own as part of a community then all are invited to come down. We are located at the vinery on the corner of Route de Plaisance and the Rue des Heches. Access via Rue des Heches where our hedge veg box is located. Alternatively sign up through our website (edible.gg) or via Facebook for more information.

10 September 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

12 September 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

12 September 2019
Birthday Disco
Guernsey Gateway Club LBG

Disco to celebrate various members birthdays

15 September 2019
Family Fun Day - Treasure Island theme
Lihou Charitable Trust

'Treasure Island' themed Family Fun Day on Lihou Island - 1:30pm - 3:30pm Lots of children' games - Refreshments - Draw of the Lihou Raffle

17 September 2019
ALL members disucssion with ESS on discrimination legislation
Guernsey Disability Alliance

All our members and supporters are invited to join us and ESS Employment and Social Security for a discussion on their submissions for the Discrimination Legislation Consultation. details on https://www.gov.gg/discriminationconsultation Tuesday 17th September 7-9pm Les Cotils (Harry Bound Room)

21 September 2019
See the GSPCA at the OSA Recruitment Pop Up Shop in Smith Street all this week
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

The GSPCA is once again back at the OSA Recruitment Pop Up Shop in Smith Street. From 16th to the 21st September pop in for some great charity shop bargains raising funds for the many animals in our care at the GSPCA. Open 9am – 5pm. If you would like to help volunteer at the shop please email Michelle via fundraising@gspca.org.gg or call 01481 257261 Don’t forget we also have an onsite Charity Shop at the GSPCA in St Andrews open 7 days a week - Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm Sunday 11am – 4pm To find out more please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-onsite-charity-shop To see other upcoming events please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising

26 September 2019
Gateway Club's Big 50th Birthday
Guernsey Gateway Club LBG

Music with Shades of Blue and a Meal for the Club's members at Les Cotils