Contributed by Larking Gowen
14/10/2019 - Larking Gowen
After re-branding in 2019, MHA Larking Gowen had a surplus of old branded canvas bags. Rather than wasting the great quality items, two local charities, including the RSPCA, have been able to benefit from the donation.
The first batch of Bags were donated as goodie bags at a local fun run, to be gifted to the participants. The remaining bags were given to the local RSPCA Branch based in Martlesham. They will be sold for a small charge at local fundraising events, while also being sold in their shop on site. All of the proceeds will aid the running of the animal centre.
Kerry-Anne Lyme, Business Development Manager at MHA Larking Gowen, commented, “We didn’t want to waste the bags and it was important for us that the bags were put to good use. I’m really pleased that the Branch will benefit from the donation. Please do go along to one of their four shops and support them and purchase a bag whilst you’re there.”
The RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich branch exists to help animals in need in our local area, through rehoming, rehabilitation and provision of services such as veterinary care, neutering, microchipping and advice.
Kim Puttock, Branch Manager at RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich, commented, “We are very grateful to MHA Larking Gowen for this kind donation, every little helps in our fundraising activities. We don’t receive any money from the Government, or the National Lottery, and as the Branch is a separately registered charity from the National RSPCA, we are responsible for our own fundraising.
“In 2017, 95% of our income came from our own fundraising efforts, including events, our shops, donations from members of the public and legacies.”
If you would like to find out more about the Branch and how you can help, please go to www.ipswich-rspca.org.uk or call 0300 9997321.
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