Submitted by Steve on 10:22, 3rd Oct, 2018 | 0

On Sunday 30th September the GSPCA team and animals took over the Beau Sejour reception area and Beau Cinema for a sell out event.

The Peter Rabbit movie was being shown at Beau Cinema in aid of the GSPCA and the reception area at Beau Sejour was filled with animals in the care of the GSPCA, games and tombolas, those in fancy dress, giant mascots including Beausie Bear and Peter Rabbit as well as the plans, leaflets and a 3d head set showcasing the proposed new Wildlife Hospital which is a much needed new facility.

The volunteers from the GSPCA were setting up from 12pm after packing the vans and driving to Beau Sejour.

After setting up very quickly the visitors to Beau Sejour started to fill the reception area and supporting our stalls and checking out the animals, displays and 3d head set for the proposed new Wildlife Hospital.

The two chicken chicks, bunnies, rabbits and tortoise were a big hit and many enjoyed using the 3d head set to see the proposed new Wildlife Hospital and learn about the Buy a Brick campaign.

The afternoon was hugely popular and with a giant Peter Rabbit and Beausie Bear entertaining the crowds, Beau Sejour was full of GSPCA supporters and Peter Rabbit fans.

The Peter Rabbit tombola was extremely popular and many of the children arrived in fancy dress or bought bunny ears from the GSPCA.

When the 400 film viewers entered Beau Cinema, which was sold out, they got an extra surprise as Peter Rabbit accompanied by Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager greeted the crowds and cheers went up for Peter who was hugely popular. Steve gave a big thanks from the GSPCA and before the film started he and 9 year old volunteer Joseph Fox handed out GSPCA bunnies to all those that attended in fancy dress or with bunny ears.

 Helen Holmes said “Myself, Evie and Joseph were looking after the GSPCA animals we had taken and they and the children were amazing and all so keen to see and learn about them.”

Tim Pellet said “There were up to 6 of us on the tombola stall and selling the bunny ears and we just didn’t stop.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “What an amazing afternoon we all had at Beau Cinema on Sunday, it was packed and we are so grateful to all involved, volunteered and supported .”

“The girls dressed as the characters from the film were fab and it was lovely that Peter Rabbit could join as and was really loved by the crowds.”

“Over £600 was raised on the day and we are receiving a donation from the proceeds on the day so a huge thank you to all involved as with over 500 animals and the need for a new Wildlife Hospital every penny makes a huge difference.”

“It was lovely watching the children and adults looking at the new proposed build through the 3d headset and talking to them about the Buy a Brick campaign.”

“A special thank you to the team at Beau sejour and Beau Cinema for letting us join them for such a wonderful event.”

“There are lots of events upcoming that we will be at and we are already busy planning events for 2019.”

The next events we will be attending with our Buy a Brick leaflets will be Discover Dogs at Beau Sejour on Sunday the 14th October and the Wellbeing Fayre at Beau Sejour on Monday 8th October.

Here is the Discover Dogs facebook page -

Buy A Brick and Exclusive Build Partner Scheme to help with our New Wildlife Hospital

If you have visited one of the GSPCA recent events or stalls you may well have learned of the newly launched ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign to help the GSPCA achieve the propose new Wildlife Hospital.

The GSPCA currently treat over 2,000 wild animals and birds each year, this number continues to increase and our existing facilities can’t cope with the increase in demand, and are not fit for purpose.  They desperately need a radical reorganisation and updating.

From seal pups to baby hedgehogs, kingfishers to buzzards, ducklings to loggerhead turtles, bats to voles the variety of wild animals and birds GSPCA help is vast.

To help achieve the new Wildlife Hospital we are launching our Exclusive Build Partner scheme and a Buy a Brick Scheme for individuals and businesses looking to support this much needed build.

The ‘Buy a Brick’ we have two options for you to choose:

Option 1: £250 have your family name or company logo engraved on a brick which will feature in the build of the Wildlife Hospital.

Option 2: £50 buy a brick for the build.

Multiple brick packages are also available.

For details of our individual, as a gift, corporate sponsorship packages or to make a larger donation please contact Steve Byrne by calling 01481 257261 or email [email protected]

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “At the GSPCA 1920’s Ball last month we launched our ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign to help achieve our proposed new Wildlife Hospital.”

“Sure have kindly lent us some phones and DLM Architects headsets so that when we are out and about we can show case the new build and what we hope it will look like.”

“From Temperance the Grey Seal Pup we released this year to Blucher the Barn Owl from Herm we help so many wild animals and each brick can help make a huge difference to those animals coming through our care.”

“The ‘Buy a Brick’ for the new Wildlife Hospital could make an ideal gift for a loved one or friend who has a passion for conservation and helping wildlife.”

“With Christmas fast approaching we can do a lovely gift pack through the ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign for our Wildlife Hospital.”

The next events we will be attending with our Buy a Brick leaflets will be Discover Dogs at Beau Sejour on Sunday the 14th October and the Wellbeing Fayre at Beau Sejour on Monday 8th October.

Here is the Discover Dogs facebook page -

Leaflets and further information are available at the GSPCA.

More on the Exclusive Build Partner Scheme -

DLM and the GSPCA are delighted to showcase the proposed designs for the new GSPCA Wildlife Hospital and launch the Build Partner Scheme.  

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager continued "The GSPCA are hugely grateful to DLM Architects who have listened and understood our requirements and turned them into this wonderful design.”

“We believe this much needed purpose-built Wildlife Hospital will enable us to meet the growing demands of wildlife on our island.”

"With 1,500 to 2,000 wild animals and birds through the doors every year we see more wild animals come into our care than domestic species and we have been helping this number of animals for many years and it looks likely to continue and with the buildings we care for the wildlife dating back many decades a new facility fit for purpose and the future is essential and we are appealing for support."

"From seal pups to baby hedgehogs, kingfishers to buzzards, ducklings to loggerhead turtles, bats to voles the variety of wild animals and birds we help is vast."

"To help achieve the new Wildlife Hospital we launched our Exclusive Build Partner scheme for those businesses and individuals looking to support this much needed build."

"We are asking for 350 Exclusive Build Partner to sign up for a minimum £520 a year for 5 years or a total of £2,600 per partnership and would love to hear from anyone that would like to get involved with this or any fund raising or donations towards our Wildlife Hospital new build."

"If anyone would like to learn more or discuss how they can get involved and support our Wildlife Hospital new build please do get in touch by calling 01481 257261 or email [email protected]."

David De La Mare Director DLM Architects said “As a chartered architecture practice we have a responsibility to design buildings that have a positive impact on our natural environment through sustainable intervention.  This can range from thermal performance, energy consumption, building materials, planted walls and roofs, and aesthetic appearance to the specific use of the building”

“The proposed wildlife centre will allow the GSPCA to work more efficiently and cope with the increasing demand on injured wildlife in a purpose built space giving the animal the best chance of recovery and integration back to the wild. “

“DLM Architects is a team of animal lovers and whilst we enjoy designing a building within a detailed criteria for the benefit of our local wildlife, it is also very rewarding to show our support for the great work done by all at the GSPCA.”

“The design has evolved primarily from the requirements of the brief, isolating various species within suitable zones and necessary room size in relation to the duration of treatment required.”

“Consideration has been made to minimise ongoing maintenance costs, centralise storage, administration and cooking facilities, and reduce the trauma of moving the wildlife to and from the relevant zones.”  

“The overall form has been developed to respond to the topography and orientation of the site, locating treatment rooms to the outskirts of the footprint where the wildlife will endure less disruption from the central circulation space.”

“We have also considered how fundraising can be integrated into the design and construction of the building and these ideas will be launched a little further into the project.”

DLM & The GSPCA are meeting to discuss the proposals with the Planning Department next week.

About GSPCA Build Partner Scheme -

The Build Partner programme is designed to meet the building costs associated with our new Wildlife Hospital Building.  The building is to replace a number of existing structures that are scattered across the site that have become unusable with age.

  • it is a simple partnership designed to meet the funding requirements for the new Wildlife Hospital building
  • 350 individuals or corporate partners
  • join for a 5 year partnership donating £520 annually (or one of £2600 and we very much welcome multi partnerships)

If anyone would like to learn more or discuss how they can get involved and support our Wildlife Hospital new build please do get in touch by calling 01481 257261 or email [email protected].

About the DLM

DLM Architects is an award-winning RIBA chartered practice. They believe that architecture should not just be seen as a statutory requirement, but be viewed as an opportunity to maximise the potential of your investment and the enjoyment of your home. They provide a full service from conceptual design through to completion allowing a more efficient and refined solution to their clients brief.

Each year the team at DLM choose a charity to provide pro bono work on, this years charity is the GSPCA.

The shared ethos of our team is to develop high quality progressive architecture that embraces heritage and challenges convention. Their highly skilled team believe that they have a social responsibility to improve our environment and enhance the landscape of our island.

They create architectural responses, informed by specific site conditions, the ways in which people utilise and inhabit spaces, and the unique and varied ways in which we each choose to live. 

Their bespoke services incorporate concept design, planning and building licence applications, construction detailing, contract administration and project management.

To visit their website please visit -


This weekend we have two great events for dog owners taking place please check out -

Play Date On The Beach for Cockapoos & friends in aid of the GSPCA -   

Paws For Thought - Herm Island Charity Dog Walking Day Sunday 7th October -

Our next volunteer induction evening is Monday 5th November 2018 and for more information and additional induction dates please visit or call 257261

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

To see the opening hours at the GSPCA please visit –

To see our upcoming guided tours please visit -

To donate to the animals in our care please visit - 

To become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor to sponsor the hoglets and support our work please visit -

To see our Wish List on our website please visit -

For other fund raising ideas and ways to support please visit -

To visit the details on the Urgent Kennel Floor Appeal please visit -

To find out how your business could help us at the GSPCA


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