Submitted by Steve on 11:43, 27th May, 2014 | 0

Friday was an extremely eventful day for the GSPCA.  

Having released the seal pups Eden and Trinity on Jethou in the afternoon, a fund raiser was being organised thanks to those on Herm and the Mermaid Tavern.

The tickets which sold out almost as quickly as they went on sale included the return boat to Herm, entry to the Mermaid Tavern, a wonderful spread of food and a fantastic show with local band Fade 2 Grey.

The weather was mild, with sunny spells, the food was great and the entertainment had the whole place dancing.

The funds raised will be shared between World Aid and the GSPCA.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'A huge thank you must go to all the team on Herm, at the Mermaid tavern, Fade 2 Grey and of course the 400 strong crowd that attended on Friday.'

'It was a fantastic atmosphere and the funds raised with help animals in Guernsey and World Aid.'

'We are so grateful to all on Herm island for arranging a wonderful event and inviting us to receive a share of the money raised.'

Some of those that went along to the event said -

Corinne Connolly said 'Friday was a really good night.'

Janine Swarbrick said 'What a brilliant night.'

Jo Fox said 'Fade 2 Grey must be one of the best bands in Guernsey, awesome evening!'

Rachel Tracey on facebook said 'What an amazing night! One of my best nights here! 80s music rocks. Thanks to all the staff and the 400 people who attended . Raised loads for charity!!'

Amanda Rouget on facebook said 'The food was delicious!'

The GSPCA would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved, it was a wonderful evening and great atmosphere.


We have lots of animals in need of homes. Could you help us advertise them? To download a the posters please click here. or to share them on social media please click here.

To download a poster to advertise the Hedgehog Competition please click here.

To download a poster to advertise the Hedgehog Awareness Poster Competition please click here.

Create a GSPCA Awareness Poster for Hedgehogs

Age groups –

4 – 7 years old (infants)

7 – 11 years old (juniors)

Some ideas could include:

Watch out for hedgehogs on the road waking up from hibernation

Hedgehogs out in the day time could mean there is something wrong

Please put out clean drinking water for hedgehogs over the summer

Check for hedgehogs before cutting the lawn/grass

Discard of rubbish properly - especially netting/wires

Make sure your swimming pool/pond is easily escapable

Do not put slug pellets down as they are poisonous

Don't touch a nest until sure you need to intervene

Cut holes in fence bottoms to allow hedgehogs to pass through gardens

Watch your dogs around hedgehogs- either one could get hurt

Other points to add:

Phone GSPCA for advice/emergency: 01481 257261

Advice on the GSPCA Webpage-


Prizes for the top 3 in each age group.

Send your posters with your name, age, contact number and school on the back to [email protected] or to the Shelter at

Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Rue du Truchots
St Andrews
Guernsey, Channel Islands

Closing date 6/6/14. Winners will be announced on the 13/6/14

Build a Hedgehog House

2014 Competition

Design and build a hedgehog house to be used in your own or friends garden!

There are two age group categories:

7 to 11 years (Junior age)

11 to 16 years (secondary age)

The top three from each group will be contacted to be judged and there are PRIZES for the top 3 designs in each group!

The house structure must be:


- Big enough to make a nest

- Safe from predators

- Camouflaged

What could you use to build the house?

 - Logs                          

- Old plastic box

- Bricks

- Wood

- Pots

- Anything else - Be as creative as you like!

Try the internet and our website for more inspiration!

Last thing to do is take a beautiful photograph then email it to us along with your age, full name and contact number to:

[email protected]

Closing date 6/6/14. Winners will be announced on the 13/6/14

Good luck and have fun!

Please be careful when building your hog houses

 Work with an adult to put it together as you may need to use grown-up tools

We currently have two stunning cats called Trio and Trouble needing operations. To donate to help them please click on this link, call 01481 257261, by post or popping into the Shelter.

Donate with JustGiving and PayPal

GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD

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.

To find out about GSPCA training and courses at the Shelter 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.

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