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A story to warm your heart on the shortest day of the year

It’s cold outside so we could do with some heartwarming stories to make us all feel good!

A couple of months ago we had a wonderful surprise. Sophie, a #animalwelfarehero came to our charity shop in Dereham and presented our Shop Manager Krista, with a wonderful picture.

Sophie was out one day and came across a pigeon that appeared to be stuck. After careful inspection, Sophie realised that this was the case so she sprung into action! Sophie contacted the National RSPCA to see if they could help. The RSPCA did what they do best and helped the animal in need all under the watchful eye of Sophie. The pigeon, named Penny received the treatment she needed and after seeing all of this, Sophie felt inspired. Sophie managed to raise a huge £15.95 for our Branch and this money will be a massive help to us so we can help more animals in need.

In fact, just £5 could go towards microchipping a cat or dog which is extremely important, especially if your pet goes missing as there will be a bigger chance of you being reunited with them. It is also the law to have your dog microchipped in the UK and will also come into force for cats in 2023.

Leanne, our Education & Events Officer paid a visit to Sophie’s school to present her with a much deserved certificate and a few RSPCA goodies. Leanne said she really enjoyed her visit and also provided an education session to the students. We are so impressed with how Sophot took the initiative to raise some money for her favourite charity and how creative she has been by also making such a beautiful picture to go with it. It was such a clever idea too! Krista has displayed it in her shop she is so impressed with it!

Thank you Sophie, from all of us at the Branch!

Do you feel inspired by this story? Why not take on a challenge or try something new to raise money for animals in need? Maybe it will be your new year’s resolution to volunteer or raise awareness? Whatever it is you feel you would like to so, get in touch with us and we will be pleased to help in any way that we can!

EmmaA story to warm your heart on the shortest day of the year