Submitted by Steve on 15:28, 10th Dec, 2017 | 0

This December the Work to Benefit team and St Andrews Floral Group are helping the GSPCA improve the Memorial Garden on site.

For nearly 145 years the GSPCA has helped and continues to help thousands of islanders each year with the death of their pet.

On site at the GSPCA we have a Memorial Garden area which we have been working to improve thanks to many kind donations and support.

We are at a stage where we are looking to purchase plants and shrubs to help landscape the area and make it a pleasant and comfortable place to sit and reflect past pets and loved ones.

Once completed the area like much of the Shelter will be open to the public for a donation of £2 between 11am and 4pm.

To donate towards the purchase of the plants please reference your donation ‘Memorial Garden’ and here are some of the ways  - www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA

Donate over the phone by calling 01481 257261

Donate by post or at the Animal Shelter (cheques payable to ‘GSPCA’) - GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Our Memorial Garden at the GSPCA is a place where you can sit and reflect and we have been working hard to improve the area for visitors.”

“We are about to put plants around the Memorial Garden and we are appealing for donations to help purchase these to help make it a lovely area for those that have sadly lost their pets.”

“Every year at the GSPCA we help over 1000 pet owners who have lost their pets and it is never easy.”

Ann Wragg from St Andrews Floral Group said "This new garden has being designed to be complementary to the new Chapel of Rest providing a private area to give those who have lost their pets an area to reflect and say their farewells to their friends and where ashes can be scattered in the central heart."

"It will be accessed from the new stone curved steps or the path on the upper level which is designed for those with mobility difficulties."

"The Zen garden will set the scene leading to the area protected by fencing to give privacy during this stressful time and keep intrusive noise to a minimum."

"This will be a place for quiet reflexion and enjoyment of the scents of the plants, such as Lavender, specifically chosen for their healing properties, highlighting the importance of nature.

"The woodland area will provide peaceful area with seating and the water feature will add a calming influence."

"Our hope is that when they will leave the garden, visitors will feel strengthened and renewed."

"The border at the front has shrubs carefully chosen in jewel colours to lift the spirits."

Some of the costs to this project are:

  • The front ‘Jewel' border cost be around £400
  • Zen garden £200
  • Water feature £250
  • Woodland Garden £1000
  • Various benches and the paths - varied
  • Possible other features/signs 

To donate towards the purchase of the plants please reference your donation ‘Memorial Garden’ and here are some of the ways  - www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA

To see some of the work being carried out with St Andrews Floral Group please visit - http://gspca.org.gg/page/st-andrews-floral-group-conservation-work-gspca

To see our opening hours please visit – www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-opening-visiting-times

To see our main Wish List on our website please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/our-plans-wish-list

For more information please call 01481 257261 or email admin@gspca.org.gg

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If you join and become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor or give as a gift to a loved one you can be part of something special and receive some great gifts which include -

  • Your very own cuddly white seal pup (please note real seal pups aren't cuddly in real life and if you spot one please call the GSPCA on 257261)
  • A Christmas GSPCA Pin Badge
  • A Christmas card from the animals at the GSPCA
  • A free GSPCA t-shirt or polo shirt for those donating £5 a month or more (children's sizes available)
  • Or a free GSPCA hoodie or sweat shirt for those donating £10 a month or more (children's sizes available)
  • A plaque on the GSPCA Angel pen Pal Sponsor Board
  • A Certificate
  • A Car Sticker
  • Angel Pen Pal Sponsors to gain free access 11am to 4pm to animal viewing areas at the GSPCA.
  • Our most recent newsletter (which you receive each quarter with updates)
  • In our newsletter we have Angel Pen Pal updates on many of the animals you help sponsor

To help make a real difference and to become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor please click this link to download a form http://gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Angel%20sponsor%20form%20Christmas%20special%202017%20new.pdf -

To ensure we can prepare your gift pack we would kindly ask you have your forms back to us by the 20th December, but we will try our very best for those applying up until the 24th.

For more information pop into the Shelter for a form, call 01481 257261 or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg

To download a Corporate Angel Pen Pal form please click here http://gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Corporate%20Angel%20Pen%20Pal%20sponsor%20formnew.pdf 

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