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02 January 2024
GSPCA Festive Guided Tours each day from Wed 27 Dec - Tues 2nd Jan
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

GSPCA Guided Tours are back this festive period. With 20 spaces per tour numbers are limited so book now to guarantee your place. To book please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gspca-educational-guided-tours-tickets-627151335527?aff=oddtdtcreator Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "This Christmas Term thanks to Karen and I we have planned Guided Tours as part of our 150 year and festive celebrations.” “This could make a friend or loved one a fabulous Christmas gift and a chance to see much of what we do and learn our plans for the future.” "To book you can do so via our Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gspca-educational-guided-tours-tickets-627151335527?aff=oddtdtcreator .” “If you are an Island Families card holder or an Angel Pen pal sponsor you can make savings off these events." “An Angel Pen Pal Sponsor is an amazing way to support our work is by just a couple of pounds each month can make a massive difference in helping the animals in our care and to find out more please go to http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Angel%20sponsor%20form%20special%202018%20new.pdf .” "This is your chance to see the work that goes on at the GSPCA and you may even be lucky enough to meet some of our many animals and see exciting plans." "We would like to thank all that have attended previous tours and for the wonderful feedback we have received." Karen Lane GSPCA team member who heads up our education work said “We really love showing groups around the GSPCA teaching them about our work, as we do so much every day.” “If anyone is interested in a school tour or birthday party tour we offer a range of educational and fun experiences and please do email me education@gspca.org.gg .” “We also love to come out to schools and if you would like to learn more please get in touch.” Ticket type Price GSPCA Guided Tour Tickets Children's Ticket £8.00 GSPCA Guided Tour Tickets Adult - Island Families Card/Angel Pen Pal Sponsor £13.50 GSPCA Guided Tour Tickets Adult Ticket £15.00 GSPCA Guided Tour Tickets Child - Island Families Card/Angel Pen Pal Sponsor £7.20 GSPCA Guided Tour Tickets Family Ticket £40.00 The dates planned so far are as follows although if these fill we will look at adding others – Wednesday 27th December 2023 130pm Guided Tour, to book - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gspca-festive-guided-tours-tickets-627151335527?aff=oddtdtcreator Thursday 28th December 2023 130pm Guided Tour, to book - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gspca-festive-guided-tours-tickets-627151335527?aff=oddtdtcreator Friday 29th December 2023 130pm Guided Tour, to book - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gspca-festive-guided-tours-tickets-627151335527?aff=oddtdtcreator Saturday 30th December 2023 130pm Guided Tour, to book - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gspca-festive-guided-tours-tickets-627151335527?aff=oddtdtcreator Sunday 31st December 2023 130pm Guided Tour, to book - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gspca-festive-guided-tours-tickets-627151335527?aff=oddtdtcreator Monday 1st January 2023 130pm Guided Tour, to book - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gspca-festive-guided-tours-tickets-627151335527?aff=oddtdtcreator Tuesday 2nd January 2023 130pm Guided Tour, to book - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gspca-festive-guided-tours-tickets-627151335527?aff=oddtdtcreator To see many more events please see our latest blog https://www.gspca.org.gg/blog Steve continued “There are many ways you can help support our vital 24/7 work and donate or raise funds for the hundreds of animals in our care.” “This year is our 150th celebrations and to get involved with lots of ways to support our work please visit https://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-celebrating-150-years .” “To make a donation or support our BIGGEST BUILD Appeal please check out https://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/biggest-appeal-ever-gspca-big-build-appeal-buy-brick-build-brighter-future-animals-guernsey .” “We also have our 150th Ball on the 10th February with some amazing acts and speakers and to find out more please visit https://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/book-now-main-entertainment-announced-gspca-150-year-ball-during-gspca-purple-week-saturday-10t .” “With over 100 hedgehogs, 3 seal pups, loggerhead turtle, dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, fish, reptiles and many birds we help over 3000 animals through the doors every year.” “If you would like to support our Amazon Wish List and see lists of items that we use every day and things that we are appealing for.” “If would like to help with wish list items you can call us on 01481 25721 or email admin@gspca.org.gg or the easy way to see many items we are in need is by going to our Amazon Wish List https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/25MJPPDAGXHL1?type=WishList .” “We do promote buying items locally but shopping online can help raise funds at the same time as if you select the GSPCA through easy fund raising part of the amount through 1000’s of online retailers comes back to the GSPCA and it has raised over £2500.” “To sign up to do this please visit http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/guernseyspca/?u=1CHID8 .” “As mentioned you can always chose to donate via local stores and the Amazon Wish List is a shop front showing some of the items we need but there are many others and we have published these on our Wish List page http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/our-plans-wish-list .” “A gift of a tiny bowl costing less than a £1 to a £600 intensive care unit, every donation is hugely appreciated and really makes the team smile that there are those that care and want to support our work.” “Another amazing way to support our work is by just a couple of pounds each month can make a massive difference in helping the animals in our care and to find out more please go to http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Angel%20sponsor%20form%20special%202018%20new.pdf .” “To make a donation you can go to https://giving.gg/donate/charity/2/Guernsey-Society-for-the-Prevention-of-Cruelty-to-Animals-(GSPCA) .” “We couldn’t do so much without your support.” https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gspca-festive-guided-tours-tickets-627151335527?aff=oddtdtcreator

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02 February 2024
Bingo Night
Edible Guernsey LBG

We are holding a Bingo Night on Friday, 02 FEB 2024, at Gilbert's Cafe, Le Grand Courtil, La Route Des Cornus, GY4 6PJ Start time: 6 PM Tickets: GBP 20 -- includes dinner and bingo cards To purchase tickets, or for additional information, please call Gilbert's Cafe at 01481 213 630

10 February 2024
GVS Bridge Afternoon
Guernsey Voluntary Service

Bridge Afternoon with refreshments at Vale Church Hall. Price £10. Further details - contact the GVS Office on 247518.

10 February 2024
Flag Day - Marks & Spencer (out of town stores)
Actionaid Guernsey Support Group

ActionAid Guernsey will be holding a flag day on the 10th February 2024 at Marks & Spencer's St Martin and L'Islet stores. If you would be interested in helping the charity we are looking for volunteers to represent the charity for 1 hour slots between 10am and 6pm. Please contact actionaidguernsey@gmail.com.

13 February 2024
GSPCA Purple Week Volunteer Induction Evening Tuesday 13th February 2024 at 630pm
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

At the GSPCA we have been helping animals around the clock for over 150 years. We have incredible support thanks to our amazing team of volunteers and so many groups and companies that volunteer to help the GSPCA and the vast range of work we carry out 24/7. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “This week we celebrate GSPCA Purple Week and moving from 150 into 151 years and as part of the celebrations we have a Volunteer Induction Evening at 630pm on Tuesday 13th February 2024.” “Over 800 volunteers help us every year from individuals to groups and businesses and we couldn’t do so much without all that help and are part of our fabulous team.” "To find out more about GSPCA Purple Week please check out https://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-celebrating-150-years ." Did you know the GSPCA are looking for a Volunteer Warden? For the last 50 years we have had an incredible team of volunteers that help ensure our Animal Ambulance is manned between 6pm and 8am 7 days a week. We are currently recruiting for an Animal Ambulance Wardens and if you are interested please call 25721, pop in or email steve@gspca.org.gg . Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “The GSPCA really could not do so much without its amazing team of volunteers and supporters which have helped for over 150 years.” “From the Committee to those that walk dogs, fund raisers to those that help with admin, gardeners to those helping with IT, the companies who send their staff to help to so many others the list goes on and on.” “With the GSPCA providing 24/7 we couldn’t do so much without our amazing team.” “In recent years with all the challenges our volunteers have really been on the frontline and especially our GSPCA Animal Ambulance Wardens and we cannot thank them enough.” “The Wardens are volunteers that go out all hours to help sick, injured and stray animals and are part of a team that has spanned nearly 50 years in providing and filling this volunteer role.” “From rescuing animals stuck up chimneys to rounding up stray farm animals the Wardens are truly incredible and even get calls for snakes that turn out to be a geocache.” “We are currently looking for a volunteer to help cover our Animal Ambulance as a Warden.” “There is training and support involved and you do need to be able to drive.” “If interested do please get in touch as we’d love to hear from you.” “There are many ways you can help volunteer and the next Volunteer Induction Evening tomorrow is open to all, but volunteers do need to be 16 or over to help at the Animal Shelter, but as mentioned please get in touch if you can help sooner.” “From storm damage to rescuing seal pups we have been so busy at the GSPCA and there are many other ways to support our work.” “To make a donation to help the animals in our care please go to https://giving.gg/donate/charity/2/Guernsey-Society-for-the-Prevention-of-Cruelty-to-Animals-(GSPCA) .” “You can also donate by calling 01481 257261, by post to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD or popping up to the Shelter in St Andrews.” “To make a donation or support our BIGGEST BUILD Appeal please check out https://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/biggest-appeal-ever-gspca-big-build-appeal-buy-brick-build-brighter-future-animals-guernsey .” "For lots of ways to support our work in our 150th year please visit https://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-celebrating-150-years ." To see more on our Ambulance Wardens please visit https://www.gspca.org.gg/about/24-hour-emergency-wardens Next Induction dates set is – Tuesday 13th February 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening Tuesday 16th April 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening Wednesday 12th June 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening Tuesday 23rd July 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening Tuesday 10th September 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening Tuesday 5th November 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening We are looking for volunteers in the following areas – Pop Up Charity Shop Organisor/Co-ordinator Ambulance Warden Volunteer Animal Care Volunteers Dog Walkers Cat Socialisers Reception and Administration Volunteers Shop Volunteers Gardening Volunteers Ambulance Volunteer Drivers If you have specific skills you think could help with training please do get in touch Fundraising Volunteers Maintenance Volunteers Education Volunteers Cleaning Volunteers Laundry Volunteers Open to new ideas for volunteers to help Steve continued “We have many roles available for volunteers and always open to new ideas.” “As mentioned we are specifically looking for a new Volunteers Animal Ambulance Driver to help which involves covering emergency calls from 6pm until 8am the following morning each week or on the weekends in the day.” “If you can’t make the next induction fear not as you can download and return the following application form to stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg and we can arrange a remote induction http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Volunteer%20Application%20Au... For a PDF application chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/viewer.html?pdfurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gspca.org.gg%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2FVolunteer%2520Application%2520Aug%25202021.pdf&clen=67366&chunk=true .” “We are hoping to open a Pop Up Charity Shop if anyone is interested in helping.” “As well as volunteers we are looking to recruit those keen to help animals, make a difference and support our community and start a career in animal care at the GSPCA.” “Every day we help save lives and support our community in a vast array of ways as we have done for 150 years.” “With the winter here many animals are struggling and we value any help anyone can give.” “We also have paid positions at the GSPCA.” “To apply for a paid position please download the application pack below, call 257261 and we can post one out, email admin@gspca.org.gg or pop in to collect a pack.” "All this year we are celebrating 150 years and there are many ways to get involved - https://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-celebrating-150-year ." “We are also always looking for volunteers that would like to help at our events and with fund raising like the Seafront Sundays and Sumer Shows and you can see many of the events we are doing on the base of our blog pages.” “To find out more you can email us via stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg or call 257261 .” “To find out about our events and news subscribe to our supporters newsletter by going to https://us14.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=9324335c87c8b3ec9f0016f2a&id=e61c951a08 .” We are currently advertising for additional staff members at the GSPCA and we are looking for the following: Full Time Animal Care Assistant Post with Night Duties Weekend Hedgehog & Wildlife Assistant Weekend Receptionist (various hours available) Weekend Maintenance and Animal Ambulance Casual Animal Care Assistant and Receptionists We have some departments that require specific help on weekends especially the hedgehog and wildlife areas, the cattery, reception on Saturdays and help with maintenance and the animal ambulance. If you would like to apply for a vacancy to download a pack please click here https://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/application_pack_ACA_Recep_pack_Jan_2024.pdf You can also get a pack sent out by popping in, calling 01481 257261 or email admin@gspca.org.gg All applicants are required to complete an application form which is included in the pack and return it to the GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD or email steve@gspca.org.gg To find out about corporate volunteer days please visit https://www.gspca.org.gg/about/how-your-business-can-help-gspca-corporate-sponsorship

17 February 2024
GSPCA Purple Week Half Term Guided Tours from Saturday 10th February 2024 – Book your tickets now for you or as a gift
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

GSPCA Guided Tours are back this GSPCA Purple Week and half term to celebrate moving from our 150th into our 151st year. With 14 spaces per tour numbers are limited so book now to guarantee your place. To book please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gspca-purple-week-guided-tours-tickets-627151335527?aff=oddtdtcreator Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "This half term we once again celebrate GSPCA Purple Week from this Friday and on Saturday thanks to Karen we have planned Guided Tours as part of our.” “This could make a friend or loved one a fabulous Valentines gift and a chance to see much of what we do and learn our plans for the future.” "To book you can do so via our Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gspca-purple-week-guided-tours-tickets-627151335527?aff=oddtdtcreator .” “If you are an Island Families card holder or an Angel Pen pal sponsor you can make savings off these events." “An Angel Pen Pal Sponsor is an amazing way to support our work is by just a couple of pounds each month can make a massive difference in helping the animals in our care and to find out more please go to http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Angel%20sponsor%20form%20special%202018%20new.pdf .” "This is your chance to see the work that goes on at the GSPCA and you may even be lucky enough to meet some of our many animals and see exciting plans." "We would like to thank all that have attended previous tours and for the wonderful feedback we have received." “We also run special tours whether it be as a gift or birthday party and to find out more please check out https://www.gspca.org.gg/services/birthday-or-special-guided-tours-gspca .” “To find out all about our GSPCA Purple Week Friday 9th until Friday 16th February 2024 please visit https://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-purple-week .” “Tickets are sold out for our 150 year Ball, but we do have amazing auction items from GSPCA experiences to GSPCA 150 memorabilia, amazing holidays to weekend breaks, sports memorabilia to signed music items and to get your bids in please go to https://www.bidlive.net/gspca “ “Auction bids close at 10.15pm on the night of the Ball as in the 10th February so even if you can’t be there this is your chance to support this amazing event, be part of history and get involved with GSPCA Purple Week.” Karen Lane GSPCA team member who heads up our education work said “We really love showing groups around the GSPCA teaching them about our work, as we do so much every day.” “If anyone is interested in a school tour or birthday party tour we offer a range of educational and fun experiences and please do email me education@gspca.org.gg .” “We also love to come out to schools and if you would like to learn more please get in touch.” Ticket type Price GSPCA Guided Tour Tickets Children's Ticket £8.00 GSPCA Guided Tour Tickets Adult - Island Families Card/Angel Pen Pal Sponsor £13.50 GSPCA Guided Tour Tickets Adult Ticket £15.00 GSPCA Guided Tour Tickets Child - Island Families Card/Angel Pen Pal Sponsor £7.20 GSPCA Guided Tour Tickets Family Ticket £40.00 The dates planned so far are as follows although if these fill we will look at adding others – GSPCA Purple Week Friday 9th – Friday 16th February 2024 https://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-purple-week GSPCA Purple Week Guided Tour Saturday 10th February 2024 130pm - 3pm To book please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gspca-purple-week-guided-tours-tickets-627151335527?aff=oddtdtcreator GSPCA 150th Year Ball Saturday 10th February 2024 https://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/book-now-main-entertainment-announced-gspca-150-year-ball-during-gspca-purple-week-saturday-10t GSPCA Purple Week Guided Tour Sunday 11th February 2024 130pm - 3pm To book please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gspca-purple-week-guided-tours-tickets-627151335527?aff=oddtdtcreator GSPCA Purple Week Guided Tour Monday 12th February 2024 1pm - 230pm To book please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gspca-purple-week-guided-tours-tickets-627151335527?aff=oddtdtcreator GSPCA Purple Week Guided Tour Tuesday 13th February 2024 1pm - 230pm To book please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gspca-purple-week-guided-tours-tickets-627151335527?aff=oddtdtcreator GSPCA Purple Week Guided Tour Wednesday 14th February 2024 1pm - 230pm To book please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gspca-purple-week-guided-tours-tickets-627151335527?aff=oddtdtcreator GSPCA Purple Week Guided Tour Saturday 17th February 2024 130pm - 3pm To book please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gspca-purple-week-guided-tours-tickets-627151335527?aff=oddtdtcreator To see many more events please see our latest blog https://www.gspca.org.gg/blog

27 February 2024
MS Guernsey Group Coffee Afternoon
Multiple Sclerosis Society Bailiwick of Guernsey Group

Carol Hindes Room at Les Cotils from 2-4pm. Friendly social & chat get-together and free refreshments. Enquiries to Jennifer.merrett@groups.mssociety.org.uk