Submitted by GSPCA on 16:28, 13th Dec, 2012 | 0

The GSPCA would like to thank the Guernsey Swimming Club who organise the Christmas Day swim for allowing GSPCA supporters to take part in the Swim at the Havelet Bathing Pools.

There are a number of brave souls that will be giving up some of their Christmas morning to jump in the icy water and raise funds to help the work of the GSPCA.

The swimmers so far are -

Steve Byrne

Helen Holmes

Geoff George

Becca Martin

Annie Janes

Lucy Ogier

Tony Gallie

Chantelle Mullholland

The Polar Bear Swim takes place at the Havelet Bathing Pools on Christmas Day at 10am and the GSPCA would really appreciate your support as they take the plunge.

All monies raised will be donated towards the work of the GSPCA and help with the rescue and animal care work we carry out every day.

To join in please register with [email protected] and download the sponsor form by clicking here

If you don't fancy braving the icy water then you can donate by sponsoring the swimmers at the GSPCA reception or donate online via PayPal and reference 'Polar Bear (and either all or the swimmers name)' or the individual you are sponsoring.


Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'Last Christmas there were 10 of us that did the swim which was made up of staff and volunteers.'  'It was great fun although rather chilly.'  'A fantastic way to start your Christmas Day and if you are interested in helping we would love for you to get in touch.'

To make a donation to help animals in Guernsey please call the Shelter on 01481 257261 or please click here


To see the story of Jethou Bumblebee please click here or click here to see the Channelonline report


This is a video of our longest stay cat Felix who needs your help to find a new and forever home.

There are many items on the GSPCA's Wish List and you can see many of them by clicking here including a list of Amazon items which would make a difference to animals in Guernsey this Christmas.

Every Tuesday 10.30am - 12pm up to and including the 18th December the GSPCA are holding Coffee Mornings and a Bric-a-brac sale with GSPCA Goods and Pet Supplies.  We are also offering free microchipping each time this event is on for cats and dogs so please pop along to support the Link staff and students.

Through December staff and volunteers will be running a GSPCA stall outside Joules on the Pollet during the Late Night Christmas Shopping each Thursday in December.

From Monday 17th December the GSPCA will have a Pop Up Charity Shop in Smith Street thanks to OSA Recruitment, click here for more details

Sponsored Christmas Day Polar Bear Swim - Do you fancy joining our brave swimmers? click here for more details

Christmas Gift Certificates are on sale at the GSPCA Animal Shelter as well as many other stocking fillers - for more details please click here


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