Submitted by Steve on 10:22, 1st Jul, 2020 | 0


Last month we mentioned that Kim Polls on the 21st of June should have been running the Guernsey Half Marathon and she has said  “On the 21st June I should be running the Butterfield half marathon, but due to Covid-19 it has been postponed.”

“I however, will still be running the 13.1 course, albeit on my own.”

“The reason for this??  When Covid-19 hit Guernsey it changed lives.  It changed the Pols family's lives forever.”

“Losing Gran was one of the hardest things I have had to deal with.”

“Gran loved animals so the GSPCA was an easy choice for me charity wise.”

“Please give what you can to this incredible local charity.”

“Thank you”

Here is Kim’s update “Well, I managed the run.”

“I did it in a time of 2 hours and 4 minutes.”

“So far I've managed to raise an incredible £1,020!”

To donate towards Kim’s run please go to

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We cannot thank Kim enough for undertaking this run in aid of the GSPCA and what an incredible time and fantastic and hugely appreciated amount raised.”

“Kim ran the 13.1 miles in memory of her Gran who loved animals and so she decided to raise funds for our work at the GSPCA where we have over 300 in our care currently.”

“The Coronavirus Pandemic has put huge pressures on us here at the GSPCA as our shops have been closed, we have had only emergency boarders and nearly all of our fund raising events have had to be cancelled other than those virtual ones we have created.”

“With running costs of £2000 a day raising the funds to keep the Shelter going is a daily challenge and without kind supporters like Kim and those that donate we could carry out our vital work around the clock.”

“Please do donate to Kim’s challenge who has raised over £1000 for the many animals in our care during these difficult days.”

“If you would like to take on your own personal challenge to raise funds for the GSPCA please do get in touch or set up your fundraising page on or .”  

“The Guernsey Marathon and Half Marathon now have new dates set and if you would like to run on behalf of the GSPCA and have one of our running vests please do get in touch by emailing [email protected] or call 01481 257261.”

In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if have been outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in the last two weeks or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and we continue visits to the Shelter for only essential reasons and to please call us on 01481 257261 or email [email protected] before your trip to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit 

The GSPCA continues with all essential services and we plane to phase other services back into operation and to find out more please visit -

With huge challenges on our resources and a drop in income from boarding and donations please help us help animals in Guernsey with our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal by donating online via -

During these difficult times help us help animals in need. From donating to Sponsoring a Pen, Buying a Brick for the much needed Wildlife Hospital to our Amazon and main page Wish List, holding a mufti day to a sponsored Christmas dip, here are some of the ways you could help give animals joy.

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

To see a list of our volunteer induction evenings which we hold each month and for more information please visit or call 257261

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



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