Submitted by Steve on 19:03, 27th Mar, 2015 | 0

Yesterday a team of 21 staff from Specsavers spent the day helping at the GSPCA.

The staff from Specsavers are the first group of 2015 to help at the Animal Shelter in St Andrews.

The group arrived at 9am and had a quick induction, group picture and were then quickly set to work around the site.

The 21 Specsavers staff were split into teams and split in different directions to lay pathes and prepare hanging baskets, wash dogs and clean kennels, socialise cats and empty litter trays, scrub rabbit hutches and clean bird cages, help of the hedgehog department, prepare for our Easter Egg and Treasure Hunts, administration duties and a lot more.

After a full day of helping the team were given a tour and each given a certificate of thanks for helping at the GSPCA.

Yvonne Chauvel Senior Animal Care Assistant said "What a really lovely group of staff we had from Specsavers helping at the GSPCA."

"They were all so keen and helped us do so much, thank you to each and every one."

Sheryl Carre Animal Care Assistant said "We're really busy on the kennels at the moment and it was great to have so much help."

"They helped us wash dogs, walk them, clean them out which was great."

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "We are so grateful when we are approached from local groups and businesses that want to help at the GSPCA."

"The 21 staff from Specsavers were fantastic and a really great help."

"We have our Easter Treasure and Egg Hunts coming up from Sunday and they helped decorate and prepare for a busy fund raising week."

"Everyone from Specsavers seemed to really enjoy themselves and also got to learn so much of what we do and how much work goes on behind the scenes."

"So may people don't realise that we operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week, that we help over 3000 animals a year and that it costs £2000 a day to run the Shelter and all this without the new much needed multi purpose animal welfare building we are constructing which is costing £1.3 million replacing 5 very old buildings."

"There are so many ways businesses can help from time to supporting our new build, advertising in our quarterly newsletter to sponsoring a kennel."

"A huge thank you to Meryl, Permille, Alison, Joanne, Sara, Joy, Anna, Andrew,Becky, Darran, Rick, Steve, Henrik, Kimberley, Nicky, Art, Helene, Michelle, Julie, Antony and Abi for all of their hard work and to Specsavers for allowing the team to come and help."

To see pictures from the day please click here.

To find out how your business could help at the GSPCA please click here.

To find out how to volunteer at the GSPCA please click here.

To donate towards the many animals in our care, you can do so by:

Calling: 01481 257261

By post or popping in the Shelter: GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD

Our Just Giving Page by clicking here.

Or why not become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor and give each month to help animals in our care by clicking here.

If you could help towards or new multi purpose building please click here to find out about the Build Partner programme.

Or our Paypal page by clicking the link below

If you would like to know more please contact the GSPCA on 01481 257261 or email [email protected]

Creature Comforts Sponsored Dog Walk with Island FM for the GSPCA in Guernsey Animal Shelter

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GSPCA Build Partner programme at the GSPCA Animal Shelter in Guernsey - could your business support the GSPCA and animals in Guernsey - CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility -

To find out about our Easter Egg & Bunny Hunts at the GSPCA please click here

Easter Bunny and egg Hunt at the GSPCA in Guernsey

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To find out about our Events, how to become a Member, Sponsor an Animal Pen, our Wish List, Corporate Sponsorship & Volunteering, , our New Build & Redevelopment Appeal and much more please click here.

There are many ways to support the work of the GSPCA and you can even donate online by clicking the paypal link below.

Donate with JustGiving and PayPal

By post cheques payable to 'GSPCA' - GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD

Or by phone 01481 257261.

To find out more regarding our Angel Sponsorship Scheme please click here.

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