08 February 2023
GSPCA Purple Month – Volunteer Induction Evening 630pm Wednesday 8th February 2023
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

This month we celebrate 150 years with GSPCA Purple Month and without volunteers we would have never of been founded. On 11th February, 1873, a meeting was convened in the rooms of the Societe Guernesiaise “for the purpose of considering the expediency of establishing in the Island a Societe for the suppression of Cruelty to Animals” and the Dean of Guernsey was called to the Chair. The Patron of the Society was His Excellency Lt. General Froome. A Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was thus established on the 14th February 1873 and became known as the GSPCA. A considerable amount of time in the early days was spent in persuading owners and drivers of horse drawn vehicles to show some consideration for their animals. To see more on our history please go to At the GSPCA we are extremely busy and we are currently looking for new volunteers to join the team as well as recruiting new staff. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We have had an incredibly busy 2022 as we have for 10 years and during GSPCA Purple Month we celebrate our amazing history and as part of that we are running a Volunteer Induction Evening on Wednesday 8th February at 630pm.” “Volunteers help in all areas of the work of the Shelter and from animal care to gardening, reception to the ambulance, painting to dog training, our charity shop in town to the many events and so much more there really is something for everyone.” “As mentioned the next induction is during GSPCA Purple Month on the 8th February or we also have the application forms online to complete and return which can speed up the process.” “We are hugely grateful to all of our team who we couldn’t do so much without and if you are looking to volunteer then this is how or we do have paid vacancies also available.” “Application packs for the vacancies can be downloaded from our website, collected from our reception or we can post them out.” “We are incredibly lucky to have such an amazing team at the GSPCA and if you would like to be part of a charity that makes a real difference then please do get in touch.” “We are advertising currently for specific areas to see if there is someone out there keen to work with certain animals or other areas like reception or the maintenance and ambulance.” “All this month we celebrate this milestone with our GSPCA Purple Month and to get involved and find out more please check out .” If you are a trained volunteer and maybe not helped see pre-covid all you need to do is pop in and the team will have plenty for you to do and we can get you back involved. Next Induction dates set are: Wednesday 8th February 2023 – Volunteer Induction Evening Wednesday 29th March 2023 - Volunteer Induction Evening Wednesday 31st May 2023 - Volunteer Induction Evening Wednesday 12th July 2023 – Volunteer Induction Evening Wednesday 13th September 2023 - Volunteer Induction Evening Wednesday 25th October 2023 - Volunteer Induction Evening Wednesday 22nd November 2023 – Volunteer Induction Evening If you can’t make it and would like to become a volunteer please download and return the following application form to [email protected] and we can arrange a remote induction For a PDF application chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/viewer.html? The volunteer age for inductions is now from 16 years and up and we have opportunities in all parts of our activities here at the GSPCA. From helping with our busy ambulance service to walking dogs, our full cattery to our packed rabbit and small animal department, over 100 hedgehogs to over 30 reptiles, gardening to helping on reception. We are currently advertising for additional staff members at the GSPCA and we are looking for the following: Weekend Hedgehog & Wildlife Assistant Weekend Cattery Assistant Weekend Receptionist (various hours available) Weekend Maintenance and Animal Ambulance Casual Animal Care Assistant and Receptionists We have some departments that require specific help on weekends especially the hedgehog and wildlife areas, the cattery, reception on Saturdays and help with maintenance and the animal ambulance. If you would like to apply for a vacancy to download a pack please click here. You can also get a pack sent out by calling 01481 257261 or email [email protected] All applicants are required to complete an application form which is included in the pack and return it to the GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD or email [email protected]

24 February 2023
GSPCA Purple Month – Half Term Educational Guided Tours
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

This month we celebrate 150 years and GSPCA Purple Month. As part of the celebrations we have planned Educational Guided Tours to see some of the areas of the Animal Shelter, look back at our rich history and the plans for the future. This week you can see behind the scenes at the GSPCA. We ask for a minimum donation of £15 per person and £8 per child, or £40 for a family of four and a 10% if you have an Islands Families card or an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor. The tours take around 80 minutes and you get to see in a selection of the many departments, interact with some of the friendly residents, see a variety of species and learn about our history and our plans for the future as we celebrate 150 years. Tours are a maximum of 20 people per tour, so please book early. Your guide will be a member of the GSPCA team and they will lead you around the Animal Shelter and explain our work and how we help 1000’s of animals and do so much more. Some of the animals you will have the chance to see will be cats, rabbits, birds, ferrets, reptiles, dogs as they are walked around the site and possibly some of the wildlife. If you would like a certificate as a gift then please do get in touch for more details Here are the dates planned Monday 20th February 2023 at 130pm Tuesday 21st February 2023 at 130pm Wednesday 22nd February 2023 at 130pm Thursday 23rd February 2023 at 130pm Friday 24th February 2023 at 130pm Please book your placement early to avoid disappointment. To book please call 01481 257261 or via the paypal link - Please note if you book via paypal please indicate the date and time tour you would like as well as the names of those attending, if there is an issue we will email you or call if you leave a phone number. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "This half term as part of the GSPCA Purple Month 150 year celebrations we have planned educational guided tours at the GSPCA each day to see behind the scenes at the GSPCA, learn about our past and our future." “These are the first tours we have carried out since 2019 due to covid and the many challenges.” "If you would like to see behind the scenes and the many animals here at the Animal Shelter then book by calling on 257261 or online via our paypal link." “If you are an Island Families card holder or an Angel Pen pal sponsor you can save 10% off our guided tours." “An Angel Pen Pal Sponsor is an amazing way to support our work is by just a couple of pounds each month can make a massive difference in helping the animals in our care and to find out more please go to .” "This is your chance to see the work that goes on at the GSPCA and you may even be lucky enough to meet some of our many animals and see exciting plans." "We would like to thank all that have attended the tours and for the wonderful feedback we have received." “All this month we celebrate this milestone with our GSPCA Purple Month and to get involved and find out more please check out .” “We couldn’t do so much without your support.” Donate Donate by calling 01481 257261, by post to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD or online GSPCA Celebrates 150 years in 2023 In February the GSPCA launch GSPCA Purple Month where we kick off our 150 year celebrations and to find out more please check out

28 February 2023
GSPCA Purple Month - Celebrating 150 Years
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

GSPCA Purple Month this February celebrating the start of 150 years Are you supporting us celebrating 150 years this February with GSPCA Purple Month? February 2023 the GSPCA celebrates 150 years since being founded and here are a few ideas to get involved with this momentous mile stone. The celebrations all kick off on the 1st February as we were founded in the middle of the month and throughout the month we will have a very Purple theme and lots happening through the following 12 months as we will be running a range of events and celebrations and we need your help to make it an extra special month and year. We would normally hold our GSPCA Purple Week in February to celebrate our anniversary of being founded, but as it is such a BIG year we will be holding a GSPCA Purple Month starting from the 1st February to encourage everyone to get involved with our 150 year celebrations. Some TOP 10 Ways to get involved Could you or your business become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor We have a number of Build Projects from the Wildlife Hospital to a Small Animal Department and you could become a Build Partner or Buy a Brick Could you hold a GSPCA Purple Month sponsored event or hold an event to raise much needed donations Could you become a volunteer and help us at the GSPCA Could you help with a Wish List item from the smallest bowl to the new builds Could you help us with a new GSPCA Animal Ambulance Could your business volunteer or support the GSPCA in one of many ways Could you leave a gift in your Will Could you help give an animal a home Could you sign up for our newsletter or follow or social media to keep up to date to help promote and share our stories and events To find out more either click on the link


10 March 2023
Bingo Night and supper
Guernsey Voluntary Service

Bingo in support of GVS. Eyes down at 7pm. £15 to include Jacket Potatoes with various fillings or Bean Jar (or Veggie options). and one book. Jubilee House, Grandes Maisons Road. Raffle. Phone 247518 or email [email protected] to book.

16 March 2023
Guernsey Aid
Guernsey Aid

Quiz and curry night at KGV 7pm Thursday March 16th 2023

21 March 2023
MS Guernsey Group Coffee Afternoon
Multiple Sclerosis Society Bailiwick of Guernsey Group

Carol Hindes Room at Les Cotils from 2-4pm. Friendly social & chat get-together and free refreshments. Enquiries to Heather: email [email protected] or phone 07781 109095.

29 March 2023
Pelargoniums by Heather Godard-Key
Plant Heritage Guernsey

7:00pm - 8:00pm Les Cotils, Harry Bound Room PHG members: £5, non-members: £10 Payable online at Heather is from Fibrex Nurseries one of the premier suppliers of Pelargoniums and holder of the National Collection of Pelargoniums for many years.

30 March 2023
Recent Advances & Future Developments in Cancer Research”
Cancer Research UK - Guernsey

A free talk by Prof. Gareth Griffiths head of the research lab in Southampton. Hear how local donations are used to win the battle against cancer at Les Cotils 6pm. For further details and to reserve a place contact Pauline email: [email protected] .