Submitted by Steve on 14:21, 5th May, 2016 | 0

On Monday the 3rd May the GSPCA team and St Andrews Floral Group were joined by 5 volunteers from  Northern Trust who gave up a day in the office to help the team paint, decorate and other work at the Animal Shelter in St Andrews.

Over the last three years 128 hands from Northern Trust have helped out at the GSPCA, with 38 staff helping in 2014 and a further 26 helping in 2015 and on Monday we had the first of three groups helping in 2016 to add to the list.

The 4 that came along on Monday arrived clean and ready to help and by the end of the day weren't quite so smart after all of their hard work.

Sharon Latter, Claire Field, Mary De Garis and Ben Foote helped volunteers from St Andrews Floral Group with a multitude of tasks improving the grounds of the Animal Shelter and helping with the conservation work.

From helping dig over areas to planting it was a lovely sunny day and we are hugely grateful to all of their hard work.

After a hard days work GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne took the team from Northern Trust for a guided tour where they saw Olivia the loggerhead turtle, Bonnie the seal pup and many of the other 350 animals at the GSPCA.

Before the group left and after the tour the team got a thank you certificate for all of their hard work.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "Once again I can only say that the staff from Northern Trust are truly amazing and we really, really do appreciate all of their support and help."

"The team from St Andrews Floral Group headed by Ann Wragg and all at the GSPCA really enjoyed the Northern Trust staff helping out and we are extremely grateful for all of their help."

"One of the big jogs they undertook you can see as soon as you arrive at the Shelter as they have planted a stunning bank in front of you as you drive in."

"Since 2014 we have now had 136 hands come to help from Northern Trust with a total of 68 staff and we look forward to others helping later this year."

"We are so lucky to have caring businesses in Guernsey like Northern Trust that allow their staff to help in the community."

"We always love to hear from businesses that would like to help us help the animals and community of Guernsey and there are many ways getting involved from CSR programmes to sponsoring animals in our care."

"We can even run bespoke events such as guided tours for your team and their families."

"Our biggest day of the year is coming up and maybe staff from you team would like to dress up as a giant animal for our Mascot 5-a-side at our Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday."

"From all at the GSPCA a huge thank you to all at Northern Trust."

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

If you would like to volunteer then to find out more details here -

http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/volunteers

To see blogs of the Northern Trust staff helping at the GSPCA please click here.

The GSPCA and St Andrews Floral Group are appealing for help and support with the projects on site and with improving the wildlife rehabilitation facilities at the Animal Shelter.

Some of the projects include:

  • Improving the pond on site to make deeper sections and a pond dipping area for children
  • Improving the fields on site and moving soil
  • Making a new bank (pending planning permission)
  • Repairing a retaining wall
  • Tiling the seal and turtle wildlife rehabilitation area
  • Tiling the floor in the wildlife and hedgehog unit
  • Placing a new floor in the wildlife hospital area
  • Replanting the hanging baskets and planters around site
  • Planting hedging
  • Providing a picnic area
  • Improving the memorial garden
  • Putting bird nesting and box boxes around site
  • Building a larger pool for the seals and oiled birds
  • Putting path ways for visitors
  • Landscaping and much more.......

So far St Andrews Floral Group have managed to raise donations from Situations Recruitment, the Co-op Eco Fund and Men of the Tress, RSPB and we are hugely grateful to all involved and helped so far. Some of the volunteers that have helped on site at the GSPCA include Situations Recruitment, RBS, Elizabeth College, Waitrose, the Probation Service, RSPB, staff from Quex Gardens and of course the St Andrews Floral Group volunteers as well as others.

Much of this work is not only to help wildlife locally but we will also be opening the site much more to visitors to enjoy.

If you would like to get involved or like to support us in improving the grounds or facilities you can email the GSPCA Manager stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg or Ann Wragg from St Andrews Floral Group a.hw@icloud.com

To see the GSPCA Wish List please click here.

To visit the Men of the Trees website please go to http://www.trees.gg/

To see some of the previous stories of those that have helped with the projects so far please go to - http://www.gspca.org.gg/search/node/floral

To find out more about the St Andrews Floral Group please go to http://www.standrewsguernseyinbloom.org/

If you would like to donate online please click the paypal link below and reference 'St Andrews Floral Group help the GSPCA' so we can allocate the funds to the project.

Win a chance to see Bonnie the grey seal pup to be released back to the wild - http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/win-chance-see-bonnie-grey-seal-pup-being-released-back-wild-donating-her-final-fattening-appea

The winner will be chosen at random on the 15th May at our Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday.

We need to get at least another 12kg or more on her to be fit enough for the wild and we are hoping this competition will help raise the funds to get that final weight on her and help with the care that she has had at the GSPCA.

The winner will be chosen just after 3pm at Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday on the 15th May. 

To download a poster and leaflet to promote this competition please click here.

To see her previous updates please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/search/node/bonnie%20seal%20pup

For more details on our BIGGEST event of the year which is the Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday please go to - http://www.gspca.org.gg/page/animal-welfare-sea-front-sunday

To donate to the turtle or Bonnie the grey seal pup please call 01481 257261, pop along to the Animal Shelter in St Andrews, by post or by clicking the link below.

To become an Angel Pen Pal sponsor please click here.

 

If you find a sick our injured wild animal please call 257261 or click here for advice.

EXCITING NEWS - Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday this year on the 15th May 2016http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/exciting-news-animal-welfare-seafront-sunday-year-15th-may-2016

Posted by GSPCA on Monday, 7 March 2016

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To donate towards the many animals in our care, you can do so by:

Calling: 01481 257261

By post or popping in the Shelter: GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD

Or our Paypal page by clicking the link below

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Or why not become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor and give each month to help animals in our care by clicking here.

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If you could help towards or new multi purpose building please click here to find out about the Build Partner programme.

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If you would like to fund raise or help the GSPCA please contact the GSPCA on 01481 257261 or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg

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