THE JSPCA is set to receive £1,500 from Hawksford as well as some extra pairs of hands.
As well as the financial donation, staff from the trust company will also be helping out at the JSPCA headquarters at a special open day in October. The charity was chosen to receive the funds by a representative panel of staff from Hawksford and the donation coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Animals Shelter.
‘As well as providing financial support to one of Jersey’s most hardworking charitable organisations, we think it’s important to give a little practical assistance too as that can be just as important,’ said Hawksford chief executive Peter Murley.
‘We will have a team from Hawksford at the open day, we will be showing members of the public around, manning the reception and helping out with the animals.’
JSPCA chief executive, Major Stephen Coleman, said the donation was wonderful news.
‘We really appreciate all donations, however large or small, as we rely on them entirely to keep the JSPCA going. We want to thank Hawksford, not only for their financial contribution but also for giving up their own time to help us ensure that the open day in October is a huge success and showcases the great work that the JSPCA does each and every day,’ he said.
Hawksford is already busy planning more fundraising events for the JSPCA. They are planning to run a competition, offering one of its staff members the chance to win a day out with the animal ambulance, which operates a 24/7 service.
They are also organising a Hawksford Golf Day, in which teams from Jersey businesses will pitch their golfing skills against one another over a round of golf.
The Jersey Animals’ Shelter was founded in 1912 by Frances Wilson, who was prompted by the number of domestic animals washed up on the island’s beaches, having been abandoned by their owners. On 22nd May 1913 the society bought its present property on St Saviour’s Road.
More information about the open day will be announced closer to the time.