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01 April 2019
Walk 30 ways in 30 days
Les Bourgs Hospice Charitable Trust (including Charity Shops)

Join us and enjoy the spring by signing up for our first 3030 event of 2018 with Walk 30 ways in 30 days starting 1st April. We ask that you sign up, then walk for 15 hours over the month in any way that you can do so, walk an hour every 2 days, half an hour a day, or 3.5 hours at the weekends to suit your lifestyle. Get your friends to sponsor you and to motivate you and even join you. Spring into summer with us and support your Hospice. Thank you Register at: www.lesbourgshospice.org.gg

04 April 2019
Quiz Time
Multiple Sclerosis Society Bailiwick of Guernsey Group

MS Quiz night at the Last Post. Come and join us for a fabulous quiz. Teams of 4 or 6. Tickets £11.00 to include food which is a choice of chicken curry, beef chilli or vegetable lasagne. Contact secretary@guernseyms.com

04 April 2019
Come visit the GSPCA at the 2019 EY Careers and Skills Show #EYCareersSkillsShow
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

This evening (3rd April) from 5pm until 7pm and from 9am tomorrow (4th) the GSPCA will be at the 2019 EY Careers and Skills Show taking place at Beau Sejour. With a wide variety of volunteer roles and vacancies currently at the GSPCA its a great chance to chat to members of the team and find out how to get involved. Training and Community Officer Tim Pellett will be there with a number of volunteers helping and plenty of forms and details on how you can get involved from our Casual Vacancies to Volunteering. To visit the Guernsey Careers website to find you more please visit - http://www.careers.gg/ To find out about volunteering at the GSPCA please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/volunteers To see the current vacancies at the GSPCA please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/vacancies http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/come-visit-gspca-2019-ey-careers-and-skills-show-eycareersskillsshow

07 April 2019
PAWS FOR THOUGHT DOG WALKING DAY in aid of the GSPCA in Herm Sunday 7th April
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

On Sunday 7th April all day on Herm Island they are organising the Island charity dog walking day in aid of GSPCA. Shell Beach kiosk will be serving ‘Herm-made’ soup and rolls, bacon butties & hot dogs from 9am-5pm with donations to the GSPCA. Doggie treat bags also available. They have said the more dogs the merrier and from the GSPCA we would like to thank them for organising this event and really hope you will support what should be a great day. To create your own sponsored event page for this event to help raise funds why not visit - https://giving.gg/donate/charity/2/Guernsey-Society-for-the-Prevention-of-Cruelty-to-Animals-(GSPCA) To find out more about this and other upcoming events in Herm please visit - https://www.herm.com/what-to-do/events/ To see other GSPCA events and ways to support us please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/paws-thought-dog-walking-day-aid-gspca-herm-sunday-7th-april

10 April 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

11 April 2019
Easter Craft
Guernsey Gateway Club LBG

Various fun crafts for easter

13 April 2019
Spring Plant Stall
Plant Heritage Guernsey

9:00 - 12 noon Sausmarez Manor Farmers' Market Plants for Spring and beyond. Most grown by PHG members and so ideal for Guernsey conditions. Entry Free. Good value plants.

14 April 2019
Easter Egg Hunt
Safer LBG (Domestic Violence Forum)

Our popular Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Government House again this year with kind permission of His Excellency Sir Ian Corder and our Patron Lady Corder. There will be an Easter Bunny, face painting, raffle, cake and refershment stall, as well as the hunt itself to win a large chocolate rabbit for the child who finds the golden egg! Other prizes will be available for everyone taking part. For more details email carol@safer.gg

17 April 2019
134th GSPCA AGM on Wednesday 17TH April 2019 7pm arrival at the Animal Shelter
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

The GSPCA would like to invite members and those interested to join us at our 134th AGM on Wednesday 17th April 2019. Welcome drinks and nibbles will be available from 7pm, with the meeting starting at 7.30pm at the Animal Shelter in St Andrews., GY6 8UD The main agenda items and itinerary will be - Welcome In Memoriam of the Late John Bougourd Past GSPCA President Apologies for absence Presidents Report GSPCA Managers Report Treasurers Report Accounts for 2016/17 Election of Auditors for 2018/19 Setting of Membership Rates Election of GSPCA Committee Members - Nominated as President - John Knight Nominated as Vice President & Secretary – Adele Malpas Nominated as Vice President – Thomas Le Pelley Nominated for the Committee – Stephen Ford Awards & Certificates of Appreciation Any Other Business The GSPCA has seen some massive changes and challenges in recent years and our AGM later this month will show case the work in recent years and our plans for the future. This AGM is 134th since being founded on the 14th February 1873 and our biggest challenge we are raising funds for is a New Wildlife Hospital and to find out more please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/gspca-launch-buy-brick-proposed-new-wildlife-hospital GSPCA Annual Membership Subscriptions of £10 for 2019 is now due for those that haven’t paid and you can become a member on the evening of the AGM. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “On Wednesday 17th April we will be holding our 134th AGM at the Animal Shelter in St Andrews.” “We have had another busy year and have many challenges ahead not just with the 500 animals in our care but also trying to raise the funds for the proposed new Wildlife Hospital.” “Once again since the last AGM our team and the GSPCA have been honoured with many awards and recognitions and at our AGM we will be giving a little back to some of the amazing supporters and individuals.” “The challenges in animal welfare we now face are very different to those we faced in 1873 and each year we help over 3000 animals through our doors and many more around Guernsey.” “There will be a small selection of drinks and nibbles available on arrival and we are looking forward to a night of celebrations and an update on the Wildlife Hospital.” To see a list of GSPCA Committee Members please visit - http://gspca.org.gg/about/gspca-committee To see our membership page including our latest newsletters and accounts please visit - http://gspca.org.gg/about/gspca-membership Without you we couldn’t achieve so much. We are blessed each year from those that remember us as a gift in their will and to find how you could leave a lasting legacy to help animals in Guernsey please visit - http://gspca.org.gg/about/gifts-wills-and-funding http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/134th-gspca-agm-wednesday-17th-april-2019-7pm-arrival-animal-shelter

18 April 2019
Meal at the Wayside Cheer Hotel
Guernsey Gateway Club LBG

Meal at Wayside Hotel: - Jacket cheese and coleslaw - Wayside burger - Sausage and mash - 1/4 chicken, chips and veg - Scampi & chips

18 April 2019
Easter Family Fun Morning
Guernsey Welfare Service

Crafts, games, competitions, Easter eggs for everyone. Refreshments. 10 am to 12 noon at Trinity Church. This event is for families, children must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge and all are welcome.

20 April 2019
Easter Eggstravaganza
Ernie's Angels

Come and join us at Le Friquet Garden Centre for Easter eggs, raffles and lots of fun in aid of Ernie's Angels, The Ivy Trust and Guernsey Cheshire Home.

20 April 2019
Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt 2pm each day Wednesday 17th April to Easter Saturday 20th April - Tickets on sale now
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

This Easter the GSPCA are once again holding special behind the scenes tours including an Easter treasure hunt and finishing with an Easter Egg Hunt where lots of prizes and chocolate can be won. Taking place at the Animal Shelter in St Andrews 2pm each day between Wednesday 17th April and Easter Saturday 20th April places are limited and it is £20 per child or £17.50 with an Island Mums card. Tours are a maximum of 20 children per tour, so please book early. 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 All are welcome to dress up in an Easter theme and there are prizes for best costumes (children must have a guardian/parent) 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 Special Easter guided tours and Egg Hunts next week at the GSPCA." "If you would like to join our Special Easter Tours and Egg Hunt, also 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." “If groups are well behaved there may be a chance to see some of the seals if they are quiet through the one way glass we have to one of the pens.” To find out more about other guided tours please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/services/guided-tours-gspca http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/easter-bunny-egg-hunt-gspca-2pm-each-day-wednesday-17th-april-easter-saturday-20th-april-ticket

20 April 2019
PUPPY SEMINAR at the GSPCA with Canine Behaviour Guernsey
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

Why Does My Puppy...? A look into why our puppies behave the way they do. All welcome taking place on Saturday 20th April at the GSPCA Training and Events Room Starts at 10am to 12pm Costs are £30 per person with Canine Behaviour Guernsey To book please email caninebehaviourguern-sey@gmail.com http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/puppy-seminar-gspca-canine-behaviour-guernsey

21 April 2019
The Lihou Duck Race
Lihou Charitable Trust

The Lihou Duck Race takes place on Lihou - Registration opens at 1:45pm - First race is at 2:30pm - £5 for 1 Duck or £18 for 4 Ducks - Heats of 10 Ducks - Winners of each Heat go forward to the Semi-Finals - Semi-Final winners take part in the Final - Cash prize for the winning Duck - Tea, coffee, soft drinks & cakes will be served in Lihou House

24 April 2019
Wear Orange Wednesday
Multiple Sclerosis Society Bailiwick of Guernsey Group

All you need do to participate in this year's WOW is wear something orange and make a small donation to the Guernsey MS Society

25 April 2019
Birthday Disco
Guernsey Gateway Club LBG

Birthday Disco for one of our members and 2 volunteers

26 April 2019
Guernsey Boat Show 2019
Guernsey Sailing Trust LBG

The GST will have a stand at the Guernsey Boat Show this weekend - we hope to see you there.

28 April 2019
Sunday night 28th April Charity Bingo at Cafe Amiti, Nouvelle Marataine
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

Sunday night 28th April Charity Bingo at Cafe Amiti, Nouvelle Marataine in aid of Clic Sargent and the GSPCA Eyes down sharp 7pm, 10 games of bingo, 2 flyers, bonus ball and a strip of raffle tickets, 6’s £16, 3’s £12. Plus last man standing bingo and football cards during the interval, pop down and join us. Cafe open for hot food, drinks & snacks. For details call Mim Sarre on 07889 431888 for more info and she promises to behave calling the numbers

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07 May 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

09 May 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

09 May 2019
Can you help at our Liberation Day stalls on Castle Emplacement or at the Last Post
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

Tomorrow around Guernsey we will be celebrating Liberation Day on Thursday 9th May and as part of the many celebrations the GSPCA will be out with our stalls in town and in St Andrews. GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne will be manning a stall on Castle Emplacement in town and setting up from 7am and Michelle Champion will be at the Last Post from 10am setting up with both stalls packing up around 530pm. If you can help at either stall it would be hugely appreciated and you can either email Steve via stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg or Michelle via fundraising@gspca.org.gg message us through facebook or by phone on 01481 257261 Finally you can just turn up on the day and your help would be hugely appreciated. We have a busy day as in the evening we will be holding a Volunteer Induction at 630pm and all are welcome. We have many upcoming events and the BIGGEST being our Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday on the 26th May and there are many ways to support and get involved. Find out about our Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday http://www.gspca.org.gg/page/animal-welfare-sea-front-sunday http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/can-you-help-our-liberation-day-stalls-castle-emplacement-or-last-post

16 May 2019
Annual Sponsored Walk 2019
Guernsey Gateway Club LBG

Sponsored Walk and meal at Sausmarez Park

18 May 2019
Bridge Afternoon
Guernsey Voluntary Service

Charity Bridge Afternoon price to be confirmed but includes delicious GVS Tea Super Raffle At Vale Church Hall Perrys ref 7E5 Please note – not Vale Douzaine. Saturday 18th May 2019 Play starts 1.30pm prompt Director – Martin Jones Bookings in pairs please to Sandra on 247518 gvs.admin@cwgsy.net

20 May 2019
Cat 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

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

Monday 20 May, 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?' 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. 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. Closing address at 16:30 with networking until 17:00. To register please click on the link below https://guernseyseminar200519.eventbrite.co.uk Any enquiries to the Foundation jlepoidevin@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk

22 May 2019
GVS General Meeting
Guernsey Voluntary Service

Meeting at Vale Douzaine Room at 6pm and presentation of Long Service Certificates by Lady Corder

26 May 2019
Rocque to Rock Cycle Ride
Les Bourgs Hospice Charitable Trust (including Charity Shops)

This family event is in its 26rd year this year and is starting at 0845 at the top of the Val des Terres, 0945 at Rocquaine, 1045 at Grand Rocques and everyone is due to finish at North Beach by 1400hrs where we are having a BBQ to celebrate and will be handing out medals and certificates. This event is suitable for all the family, with small children being able to start at the Salarie Corner if that is all they can manage. Sign up and find out more at www.lesbourgshospice.org.gg

26 May 2019
Rock to Rocque Cycle Ride
Friends of Les Bourgs Hospice

This family event is in its 26th year this year and is starting at 0845 at the top of the Val des Terres, 0945 at Rocquaine, 1045 at Grand Rocques and everyone is due to finish at North Beach where there will be medals and certificates to celebrate your achievement. This event is suitable for all the family, with small children being able to start at the Salarie Corner if that is all they can manage. More information and registration available at: https://www.lesbourgshospice.org.gg/events/rock-to-rocque-family-cycle-ride/

26 May 2019
Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday takes place on Sunday 26th May 2019
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

The 2019 Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday will be the eighth and takes place on Sunday 26th May. On the 26th May 2019 10am to 4pm the GSPCA will be organising a day to celebrate the animals in Guernsey and all the wonderful work that is done to care for them. We are extremely grateful to all those that made last 7 years such great days and we are hoping this years will be bigger and better. There will be stalls and fun for all the family - all with an animal theme. Fancy dress to mascot 5-a-side football, children's games to lots of food, a fun dog show to an animal less animal show, arts and crafts to charity stalls, some of the GSPCA animals looking for homes, entertainment and so much more........ This years Giant Animal Mascot event is a 5-a-side football match and can be entered as an individual or enter in the team event. All proceeds for this years race will help animals in Guernsey at the GSPCA so you can help support a great local charity, whilst having a lot of fun. Chose your Giant Animal Mascot Suit on the day or bring your own, details and sign up below...... There are lots of people that we would like to thank for their help and support to make this an amazing day out for all the family and listed below are just a few of them. The day starts from 10am and will take place along the Sea Front in St Peter Port and there are a variety of events and activities through the day. To go to the events facebook page or twitter link please click on the link below https://www.facebook.com/events/2041829405853168/ https://twitter.com/GSPCA https://twitter.com/Seafront_Sunday Would like a pitch? We are looking for charities to run stalls representing their organisation showing their involvement with animals or with an animal theme. Also businesses that feel they play a valuable part in animal welfare such as vets. If you have an art and crafts business you are also welcome. To download a pitch application form please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/SEAFRONT%20SUNDAY%20PITCH%20APPLICATION%202019.pdf Applications must be returned by the 26th April with payment where applicable. To download a poster to help us advertise our Seafront Sunday please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Seafront%20Sunday%20Poster2019.pdf Would you like to help sponsor the day? We are looking for individuals or businesses that would like to help sponsor the day please contact Steve Byrne on stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg or call 01481 257261 for more details. Fun Dog Show There will be a dog show starting at 12pm with registration from 11am. This is a fun dog show and is open to any breed of dog. Best Male Puppy (2yrs and under) Best Female Puppy (2yrs and under) Best Rescue Happiest pet Prettiest Bitch Most Handsome Dog Best Trick Golden Oldies (7yrs +) Best in Show (previous class winners) Entries are £1 a class. Please enter your dog on the day. Childrens Animal Fancy Dress Competition Again there will be holding a childrens animal themed fancy dress competition at the Islandmums stall on the Crown Pier at 145pm but for a free prize bring your child along to them through the day for a free gift. Giant Animal Mascot 5-a-side football event Once again we will be holding a Giant Animal Mascot event but this year there are a big twist. This is open to mascots and individuals prepared to dress as an animal and play a fun football game with a rather over sized ball. We are asking businesses, pubs, individuals or anyone as a team of 5 or an individual and we can make extra teams on the day. Don't worry about what to wear we will provide the Giant Animal Mascot suit and have over 70 available. To join in the our giant animal 5-a-side football game in Guernsey we are asking you to raise funds for the Shelter, ideally a minimum of £22 per person or £100 for a team of 5. All the money raised will go towards helping animals in Guernsey. For businesses wanting to join in we will feature in our next newsletter, on our website and you can put a banner up on the day. We are welcoming children to dress up in their own suits and also have a game through the day for a donation. To download a 5-a-side Mascot Team or Individual application form please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/SEAFRONT%20SUNDAY%20MASCOT%205%20A%20SIDE%20APPLICATION%202019.pdf To download a 5-a-side Mascot Team or Individual Sponsor Form please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Animal%20Mascot%205%20a%20side%20Seafront%20Sunday%20Sponsor%20ship%20form%202019.pdf To register and further details please emailstevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg Corporate sponsors and businesses get to choose their suits or if they wish to provide their own it must be an animal and we still require the application form completed with the minimum sponsorship. There are lots of events happening during the Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday from a fun dog show, arts and crafts stalls, live music kids games, food stalls and much more This is the seventh year the event has taken place and in previous years we have seen Bernard, Daniel the Island FM Donkey and Roary the GFC Lion and over 90 other competitors. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "With our big day on the 26th May we are asking for teams or individuals to sign up to dress as a giant animal or character to play a fun 5-a-side football game." "All the funds raised will help animals in Guernsey." "It's not a normal game as there are lots of surprises." "All we ask is a minimum donation of £22 per player or £100 a team of 5, we provide the costume and the the fun starts at 2pm on the 26th May." "Game lengths will depend on numbers and our very own Bernard the GSPCA dog will be in goal for any penalty shoot outs." "Please do get in touch for more information or check out the details online." For any questions please call 01481 257261 or contact stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg or lornaprince@gspca.org.gg Volunteer and Support this great family day If you, your group, business or school would like to volunteer and help on the day please email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg Also pleas do get in touch if you would like to add entertainment whether it be dancing to music we love to make this a very special family and animal fun day. If you are wanting to get involved, take part or know more then please contact GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne 01481 257261 or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg Keep an eye out for more updates and information To visit the Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday page please go to http://www.gspca.org.gg/page/animal-welfare-sea-front-sunday

27 May 2019
Bank Holiday Monday GIANT PLANT SALE
Plant Heritage Guernsey

10:00 - 12 noon Sausmarez Manor Our major annual sale, with thousands of plants on offer. Annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, clematis, herbaceous and a whole stand of 'specials'. Entry Free, but arrive early for the best choice.