Submitted by Steve on 08:55, 29th Jan, 2015 | 0

Petplan and the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) have joined forces for the third year of these Animal Charity Awards.

The inspirational event celebrates outstanding animal charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK who go that extra mile to help rescue and rehome animals in need. Petplan has worked closely with animal rehoming centres for over 30 years and sees first-hand the fantastic work that goes on every day to help improve the welfare of animals.

These awards provide an opportunity for people to recognise the dedication and commitment of charity staff and volunteers, and give pet owners a chance to say 'thank you'. 

Last year after more than 5000 nominations a member of the GSPCA team was lucky enough to be selected as a finalist in the Animal Charity Employee of the Year category.

Yvonne Chauvel our Senior Animal Care Assistant and longest serving staff member was the lucky lady and everyone was extremely proud of her and that all the wonderful work she puts in had been recognised.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "At the GSPCA we were so very proud of Yvonne Chauvel for the wonderful news that she was a finalist in the Petplan and ADCH Animal Charity Awards."

"We have a fantastic team here at the GSPCA and have so many wonderful volunteers and staff."Yvonne Chauvel GSPCA Guernsey ADCH Petplan Awards

"The awards are now open for 2015 and it would be fantastic if in Guernsey we could be recognised once again for having some amazing people that do wonderful things for animals."

"It is really easy to vote online and the three categories are Animal Charity Volunteer of the Year, Animal Charity Employee of the Year and Animal Charity Team of the Year."

Yvonne Chauvel Senior Animal Care Assistant said "It was quite sad that I was unable to make it across for the award evening due to fog, but it was such an honour that I was short listed as a finalist from so many people."

"My sister went along and she called to let me know the winner of the Charity Staff Member of the Year for 2014 was Jenna Martyn from the Blue Cross in Burford and I’ve seen the video of what she does and it really is amazing."

"My sister and I were invited by Petplan which was so very kind."

"I received my finalist trophy back in May and it is just wonderful."

"Watching the videos of all of the finalists on youtube brought tears to my eyes as there are so many good people helping animals in fantastic ways."

"The awards are now open for the 2015 awards and it would be great if Guernsey could be represented once again."

To find out more and to nominate please go to

Closing date 13th February 2015.



Here is a full list of upcoming Bingo Dates -

  • Wednesday 11th February GSPCA Alice in Wonderland Birthday week with a Purple theme
  • Tuesday 17th March St Patricks theme
  • Tuesday 21st April Queens birthday theme
  • Tuesday 26th May John Waynes birthday cowboy theme
  • Monday 22nd June Summer Solstice themed Bingo
  • Tuesday 14th July Bastille Day Bingo French theme
  • Wednesday 26th August Dog Day Bingo
  • Wednesday 16th September Mexican Independence Day Bingo
  • Monday 12th October Spain Day Bingo
  • Monday 30th November St Andrews Day Scottish Bingo
  • Each of the Bingo nights are £14.50 per person or £10.50 for children.  They start at 7pm and for the price it includes Food and 8 Games of Bingo.

    Fancy dress and bringing a musical instrument is optional, but encouraged.

    Menu – Is a themed buffet with Vegetarian and Dairy, Wheat and Gluten free options

    To Book your place or table please call 01481 257261 or online via our paypal link.

    Cash prizes, tombola, raffle and all proceeds helping animals in Guernsey.

    Bingo Bash top prizes have reached £100 for the final game.

    Can seat up to 180, please book your seat by lunch time on the day.

    Possible seats on the night but please try and book early.


    To book via paypal, in the reference box please enter the date and theme of the evening you would like to attend, as well as the numbers of adults and children with their requirements of vegetarian or gluten free if needed. Also please enter a contact phone number.

    If you would like to help at the event, donate raffle prizes or know more please contact Steve Byrne on 01481 257261 or email [email protected]

    Click here to find out about our GSPCA Build Partner Programme.

    GSPCA Purple Birthday Alice in Wonderland themed bingo at the Market Bistro Wednesday 11th February, please click here for details

    GSPCA Purple birthday Alice in WOnderland themed bingo at the Market Bistro in Guernsey with the GSPCA 

    GSPCA Purple Week 9th - 15th February, celebrating 142 years helping animals in Guernsey. Please click here to find out how to get involved

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    To find out about our Events, how to become a Member, Sponsor an Animal Pen, our Wish List, Corporate Sponsorship & Volunteering, , our New Build & Redevelopment Appeal and much more please click here.

    There are many ways to support the work of the GSPCA and you can even donate online by clicking the paypal link below.

    Donate with JustGiving and PayPal

    By post cheques payable to 'GSPCA' - GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD

    Or by phone 01481 257261.

    To find out more regarding our Angel Sponsorship Scheme please click here.

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