Submitted by Steve on 14:11, 12th Aug, 2020 | 0

Can your team take the trophy off the Plough Inn?

Once again we will be holding a Giant Animal Mascot event as part of our Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday celebrations.

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 choose from.

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 [email protected]

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 5 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."

“The Giant Animal Mascot 5-aside is a real highlight of our event and we are appealing for animal hero’s to come forward to take part.”

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 have an incredible number of stalls booked in and so much to see and do.”

“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 [email protected] , [email protected] 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 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."

"Those teams or individuals that sign up to dress as a giant animal or character to play a fun 5-a-side football game and get to chose their animal suit or we even have suits like Dave the Minion and Olaf."

"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."

“Last years champions were the Plough Inn, could the 2020 winners be you or your business?”

For any questions please call 01481 257261 or contact [email protected] or [email protected]

For full details on our Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday page please visit

In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if have been outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in the last two weeks or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and we continue visits to the Shelter for only essential reasons and to please call us on 01481 257261 or email [email protected] before your trip to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit 

The GSPCA continues with all essential services and we plane to phase other services back into operation and to find out more please visit -

With huge challenges on our resources and a drop in income from boarding and donations please help us help animals in Guernsey with our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal by donating online via -

During these difficult times help us help animals in need. From donating to Sponsoring a Pen, Buying a Brick for the much needed Wildlife Hospital to our Amazon and main page Wish List, holding a mufti day to a sponsored Christmas dip, here are some of the ways you could help give animals joy.

Some of the upcoming events you can see us at include –

  • Le Friquet Family Fun Day on Saturday 8th August 2020
  • Arts Seafront Sunday on the 9th August 2020
  • Bailiwick Big Day Out on Sunday 16th August 2020
  • Lions Club Guernsey Together Celebrates on Saturday 22nd August 2020
  • Motor Seafront Sunday on the 23rd August 2020
  • Our biggest event of the year is back on being our GSPCA Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday on the 13th September 2020 -

For volunteering information please visit or call 257261

To find out more on talks and our education work please email [email protected] or call 01481 257261




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