Local Trust company, Hawksford, continued its support of the JSPCA on Sunday 27th October at a special open day to mark the 100th anniversary of the Animal Shelter.
A team of nine Hawksford employees volunteered to help out at the event in a number of ways. The day was organised to allow the public a chance to explore the facilities, meet some of the animals and to find out more about the services provided by the JSPCA on a daily basis.
Hawksford began supporting the JSPCA earlier this year and this most recent activity was a part the team’s commitment to this good cause. Hawksford recently organised a charity golf day at Les Ormes Golf Club, which raised a further £750 for the Animal Shelter.
‘As well as raising money for the JSPCA, we felt it was important to give a little practical assistance too,’ said Hawksford chief executive, Peter Murley.
‘A team of volunteers were there to help out by collecting money, running the pop-up café, directing visitors and assisting with the animals on show.’
JSPCA chief executive, Major Stephen Coleman, expressed his thanks to Hawksford for their on-going support.
‘We really appreciate the support that Hawksford has been willing to provide during our centennial year. The event attracted more than one thousand people to our open day, so it’s fantastic that we had some extra pairs of hands available to help out. We want to thank the Hawksford team, not only for their financial contribution, but also for giving up their own time to help ensure that Sunday’s open day was a huge success.’
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.