Thanks to the #GuernseyTogether spirit the 2020 Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday will be the ninth and takes place on Sunday 13th September.

On the 13th September 2020 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.

Having had to cancel the original date on the 31st May due to the Coronavirus lockdown we are so happy to bring this amazing day.

We are extremely grateful to all those that made last 8 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 logo below

Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday

Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday Twitter link

Would like a pitch for our Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday on the 13th September

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

To download a poster to help us advertise our Seafront Sunday please click here 

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 or call 01481 257261 for more details.

Fun Dog Show

There will be a fun dog show starting at 1230pm with registration from 11am. 

This is always a fabulous, fun, highlight and is open to any breed of dog.

  1. Best male puppy (under 2yrs) 
  2. Best female puppy (under 2yrs) 
  3. Best Rescue 
  4. Lovely Ladies 
  5. Fabulous Fellas 
  6. Happiest Handler 
  7. Golden Oldies (7 yrs +) 
  8. Best in Show (winners of the previous classes)

Entries are £1 a class.  Please enter your dog on the day.

This years judge is the lovely Grace Hodgkinson the recently appointed Deputy States Veterinary Officer

Childrens Animal Fancy Dress 

For a bit of fun bring your children with an animal themed fancy dress for a free prize. Just pop along to our stall on the Crown Pier between 11am and 4pm on the day for a free gift.

Giant Animal Mascot 5-a-side football event

Can your team take the trophy off the Plough Inn?

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 

To download a 5-a-side Mascot Team or Individual Sponsor Form please click here 

To register and further details please email

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 ninth 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 “We are delighted to announce that we will indeed be holding our GSPCA Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday in 2020 on the 13th September.”

“The Coronavirus Crisis has hit us all and we were devastated to cancel our biggest event of the year back in May, but thanks to the #GuernseyTogether spirit and now that we are in Phase 5 we have been allowed to hold this amazing event.”

“We really want to hear from those wanting to getting involved and help make this a fantastic and unique day celebrating animals in Guernsey.”

“With less than 10 weeks until the big day we have a lot to prepare in a short period of time.”

"Every day is a real challenge to raise the funds required to run the Shelter and we cannot thank those that have supported us during these difficult days."

Lorna Chadwick GSPCA Animal Welfare Manager said  “We are so thankful that we can hold our GSPCA Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday this year.”

”It was so sad when we had to announce it wasn’t taking place in May.”

“We are now getting in touch with the stall holders that were booked in for the event in May and want to hear from those wanting to get involved.”

“We are putting plans together and really want to hear from anyone wanting to get involved or with great ideas to help raise funds, promote the work of the GSPCA and celebrate animals in Guernsey.”

Steve continued “This will be our 9th Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday and we want it to be a great day to celebrate the freedoms both we and our animals enjoy here in Guernsey.”

“We have launched the Seafront Sunday web page and any stall holders, buskers, entertainers that want to get involved please do email , or call 01481 257261.”

“With running costs of £2000 a day raising the funds to keep the Shelter going is a daily challenge and without kind supporters we could not carry out our around the clock work.”

“During the lock down we launched our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal .”

“We have had some amazing donations towards this much needed appeal and if you would like to donate you can do so by calling 01481 257261, by post or online via our web page .”

“Another great way to supporting is by donating each month and to find out details please visit this web page .”

“Without your support the GSPCA couldn’t achieve so much caring and helping over 3000 animals every year.”

"Without the amazing public support we could not achieve so much and from supporting our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal to our Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday from us all at the GSPCA and all for the animals thank you."

"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 fun starts at 2pm on the 13th September."

"Game lengths will depend on numbers and our very own Bernard the GSPCA dog will be there."

"Please do get in touch for more information or check out the details online."

For any questions please call 01481 257261 or contact or


 If you, your group, business or school would like to volunteer and help on the day please email

Keep an eye on this page as we update it with more information.