Submitted by Steve on 17:43, 2nd Oct, 2018 | 0

On Saturday 22nd September the GSPCA 1920s Ball took place at the Farmhouse Hotel.

The Farmhouse was packed with supporters and fantastically dressed 1920’s tables raising funds in aid of the GSPCA.

The £1000 raffle took place and all winners should have received a call or text about their prizes.

The entertainment was fantastic and there are so many thanks to give to so many that supported with a very special thank you to Suzy Rose and Michelle Champion who took this years mantle in running such a great night.

Over £4500 was raised, which is amazing and we are so grateful to all involved and supported this fantastic event.

A special thank you has to go to Butterfield Bank, Save the Date and the Farmhouse without which we couldn’t have had such an amazing event.

Also a special thank you to Jazz band The Swinging Satins, the Charleston Dancers and thanks to Jamie Le Tissier from GADA as well as Julie Haimes from Fitsteps and finally Jack Tostevin Hall and Annabelle Pizzey who welcomed the guests by playing the sax and all helped entertained everyone and made the night a spectacular event.

We must make a special mention to the raffle prize donors which were ABN Amro, Creaseys, Wink, InterSport, Gloss Beauty, Beauty on Call, Earlswood, Samuel Pepys, Le Friquet Garden Centre, Investec, Healthspan and a number of others who asked not to be mentioned, thank you so much for your support.

Michelle Champion one of the event organisors said “Thank you so much to everyone that made the GSPCA 1920’s Ball such a huge success it is really appreciated.”

“A huge thanks to all that were involved and supported and helped raise over £4500 to help the animals at the GSPCA.”

Suzy Rose the other event organisor and main organisor of the raffle said “We are so grateful to everyone that donated and supported the raffle and the GSPCA 1920’s Ball.”

“It was a great night and so lovely to see everyone have so much fun.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “A huge thank you to Suzy, Michelle and all that made the GSPCA 1920’s so much fun helping raise much needed funds for the animals and work at the GSPCA.”

“At the GSPCA 1920’s Ball we launched the Buy a Brick campaign and for the first time we took out a 3d head set from DLM Architects and Sure to showcase the building and give those there a look around part of the proposed new Wildlife Hospital.”

“It was very entertaining watch those with the 3d head set and we had wonderful feedback.”

“On Saturday the 10th November Sidney’s Sponsored Events is running another Ball in aid of the GSPCA and Clic Sargent and to entertain will feature Back to the 40’s with UK Act Jill Daniels and there are a few seats and tables available and to book please call Corinne on 07911-720469 or email her on [email protected] .”

For more details on Sidney’s Sponsored Events Back to the 40’s with UK Act Jill Daniels on Saturday 10th November 2018 please visit -’s-sponsored-events-presents-back-40’s-uk-act-jill-daniels-saturday-10th-november-2018

GSPCA Launch Buy a Brick for the Proposed 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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