Submitted by Steve on 17:53, 1st Feb, 2024 | 0

The GSPCA are celebrating 150 years since being founded in 1873 and next week we have our BIGGEST Ball in our history to celebrate.

As part of the celebrations the Ball takes place on Saturday 10th February 2024 which is our founding day and will be during the GSPCA Purple Week 2024.

With it now only 10 days away today is your very last chance to get one of the few seats and to book please email [email protected]

We will have a raffle on the night to raise funds and to donate a prize please email [email protected] , pop into the Shelter or call 257261

We also have amazing auction items from GSPCA experiences to GSPCA 150 memorabilia, amazing holidays to weekend breaks, sports memorabilia to signed music items and to get your bids in please go to

Auction bids close at 10.15pm on the night of the Ball as in the 10th February so even if you can’t be there this is your chance to support this amazing event, be part of history and get involved with GSPCA Purple Week.

We are hugely grateful to Breton who are main sponsor for our Guest Speaker & Main Act.

Our keynote speaker is Mike Dilger who is an experienced and highly entertaining Speaker, delivering speeches on topics such as ‘My Diseases and Other Animals’ and ‘The Trials and Tribulations of a Natural History Presenter’. He is multi lingual, speaking fluent in Spanish and basic Swahili and Vietnamese. In addition he passionately committed to bringing the beauty of the natural world to a broader audience. You will recognise him from many wildlife programmes and is a huge supporter of many charities.

Mike will then be followed by our main act of the night The King B Blues Brothers who are on a mission to entertain you, an energetic high octane performance full of fun, laughs, explosive action and classic songs from two great soul singers and dancers to make your event one to remember, a truly authentic show!

There will be additional entertainment and music from the fantastic local DJ Tom as well as other surprise entertainment.

There is a chance still to be the Welcome Drinks and to find out more please email [email protected] to get involved

The evening starts at 630pm until 11.59pm and dress code is black tie or why not go with a purple theme as is the GSPCA logo.

For those that enjoy the six nations rugby St Pierre Park Hotel will have it on in the bar before the event and they also have special offers on the rooms that evening if you book fast.

There is a fantastic 3 course meal of which we will ask for food choices and names closer to the time.

The very last chance for tickets which are £65 each and can be booked be emailing Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager on [email protected] .

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “This is the very last chance to get a ticket for Saturday 10th February 2024 GSPCA 150 year Purple Week Ball at St Pierre Park Hotel.”

“We are currently appealing for raffle prizes for the event and also can now announce the Silent Auction is live and to see the amazing lots check out .”

“Whether you are coming to the Ball or not you can bid now with bidding closing at 10.15pm on the night of the Ball.”

“You will be amazed by the lots available by incredible holidays and trips to GSPCA 150 year memorabilia, music and sports collectables to a chance to feed Barnacle Bill and the seal pups at the GSPCA.”

“We have all sorts of entertainment booked and it is going to be an amazing evening.”

“The main attractions we recently announced is keynote speaker Mike Dilger a Wildlife Presenter and writer and also the amazing King B Blues Brothers from the UK, both of which are kindly sponsored by Breton.”

“We are hugely grateful to St Pierre Park Hotel, Save the Date and the many others who are supporting this momentous occasion and with the few tickets and table that have become available this is your last chance to book.”

“At just £65 each for a packed evening and to get the very last tickets please email me today on [email protected] and anyone wanting to sponsor the event please do get in touch.”

“This is your last chance to attend this amazing evening taking place during our GSPCA Purple Week celebrating us moving from our 10th into our 151st year.”

The menu is as follows –

Starter choices –

  • Ham Hock Terrine Plum & ginger chutney, salad leaves GF / DF
  • Salmon Gravadlax Pickled cucumber, micro salad, horseradish cream GF
  • Leek & Potato Soup GF / DF / VE

Main choices –

  • Roast Sirloin of Beef Braised cabbage, roast potato, roast vegetables, gravy GF / DF
  • Salmon Pea & bacon potato cake, tender stem broccoli, lobster veloute GF / DF
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto Charred squash, parmesan shavings, truffle oil GF / DF + VE no parmesan

Dessert choices –

  • Profiteroles Chantilly, chocolate sauce
  • Lemon Cheesecake Mixed berry compote Berry
  • Eton Mess

Entertainment will include a real variety and don’t forget your dancing shoes.

Special room rates available please contact the hotel for details.

For more ways to support our 150 year celebrations please check out - and GSPCA Purple Week


Donate by calling  01481 257261, by post to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD or online


For details please check out

GSPCA 150th Year Ball Saturday 30th September

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Below are our usual opening times but these are occasionally adjusted to ensure we provide the best of care for the animals and those needing our 24/7 help, in an emergency please call 01481 257261


Reception & Shop area

Collecting/Dropping Off Boarding Dogs & Cats

Viewing animals for adoption

Emergencies Call 257261 or the Shelter is manned 24/7

GSPCA Charity Shop in Smith Street


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Upcoming Events we are at and need your help -

Are you supporting the GSPCA our 150th year? Here are a few ways you could get involved | GSPCA Guernsey

GSPCA Purple Week Friday 9th – Friday 16th February 2024

GSPCA 150th Year Ball – Saturday 10th February 2024  

Tuesday 13th February 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Dog First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Tuesday 12th March 2024 - Ref - Dog 12/3

Cat First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Tuesday 19th March 2024 - Ref - Cat 19/3

Tuesday 16th April 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

GSPCA Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday 19th May 2024

Wednesday 12th June 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Tuesday 23rd July 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Tuesday 10th September 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Tuesday 5th November 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Dog First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Tuesday 12th November 2024 - Ref - Dog 12/9

Cat First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Tuesday 19th November 2024 - Ref - Cat 19/9

Many more events will be added and dates to be confirmed and if you have any events or ideas to celebrate our 150 years please get in touch…………..




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