Submitted by Steve on 12:07, 13th Jun, 2019 | 0

As part of the access course 'life skills' unit towards their NVQ in personal and social development (PSD) qualification, the students from Delancey Campus returned for the third time to enjoy helping out at the GSPCA.

Last month, the students, led by Helen Glenn and supported as ever by Pauline Dorau were able to do some vital front of house tidy up and plant some wonderful bulbs and flowers that were kindly donated by Ann Wragg recently.

Tim Pellett GSPCA Community and Training Officer said “Sadly, Ann was unable to be with us today but she was thrilled to know that the plants were going to be so publicly displayed at the mouth out our car park and that the students would benefit from the positivity that gardening offers as therapy and seeing/smelling flowers brings to everyone.”

“We were mindful to link this thought to the end of the GSPCA's commitment to supporting mental health awareness week.”

“The students learnt how to identify differing weeds that strangle the garden, how to re-pot plants and how to prepare the soil to receive new bulbs and flowers.”

“They can now also identify and recall the way that we can nurture our plants once in the ground by using good quality compost and regular feeding with plant food as well and routine watering.”

“As an extra, at the end of our gardening session, the students were able to meet with Honey the hedgehog, who as part of the wider education programme; it was explained that whilst pottering in our gardens we must be mindful not to disturb hedgehogs or any other wildlife that share our green spaces.”

“Also, what to do and as importantly, not to do if we were to find a hedgehog in our gardens.”

Beckie Bailey GSPCA Animal Care Assistant said “We love to hear from groups and schools wanting to help and have a tour at the GSPCA and please do email us on if you would like to know more or call 01481 257261.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager “It is rare for a day to go by that we aren’t giving a tour or running an educational talk or display at the GSPCA.”

“Education was one of the main aims of the GSPCA when we were founded 146 years ago and it still carries on today.”

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To donate to Hannah, Mambo and Andy the seal pups please visit -  or

To visit the Just Giving page raising funds for life saving Intensive Care Units please visit or to buy one directly for the Shelter please visit

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If you would like to help at one of our upcoming events please give Michelle a call on 257261 or email

To see some of the animals looking for homes at the GSPCA please visit –

Another way to support us is our on site Charity Shop and refreshment area and to find out more please visit -

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On Tuesday 9th July we have a volunteer induction evening and for more information and additional induction dates please visit or call 257261

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For lots more ideas on how you can support the shelter and the animals in our care then please visit our fundraising page

To find out more on trips, talks and our education work please email or call 01481 257261




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