A ‘purrfect day’ of fundraising at saltash.net

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in News | No Comments

With not one, but four ‘official’ school dogs, saltash.net’s reputation for valuing the role of animals in our society is never really in doubt, so when two Year 11 students, Issy Knight-Foster and Faith Rogers, requested that a day of fundraising be devoted to the Gables Cats and Dogs Home, based in Plymouth, the answer was a resounding yes!

Following assemblies at the start of the Spring Term which highlighted the invaluable work of shelters such as Gables, an appeal went out to the school community for students and staff to show their support for the excellent work undertaken by this local charity.

On Friday 12th February, the school held a non-uniform day and a cake sale and also asked for donations towards a collection of items to support the care that Gables gives to its ‘rescued’ animals. Not only did the school community raise over £650 for a monetary donation, it also gathered together the most incredible range of pet food, treats, bedding and washing powder to help make the lives of the abandoned or unwanted pets more comfortable and enjoyable.

Speaking at the end of the day, Headteacher Mrs Bryce said, ‘It never ceases to amaze me just what a caring, compassionate and generous community we have in the town of Saltash. I would like to thank everyone who gave to this excellent cause and we look forward to welcoming a representative from Gables to receive a cheque in the near future.’