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Open day- What a lovely day!

It has been a while since we have been able to run events and on our first open day, we realised just how much we missed it! The team got together to plan and create their displays, set up the stalls and marquee and made sure the day was well advertised. They even had a secret mission! Keep reading to find out what they got up to but first, let’s take a look at some of the lovely photos from the day.

Our AGM was also a success and it was lovely to finally see our Trustees and some of our members all together in one place!

We also had the privilege of presenting Priya, the winner of our Arty August competition (7-11 category) with her certificate and her prize. Priya won the public vote with her beautiful painting of her cat Bella.

Secret mission

During the midst of the pandemic, we received a lovely phone call from a very proud mum. Her daughter Matilda did something so amazing; we just couldn’t believe it! Matilda cut her very lovely and very long hair and donated it to The Princes Trust. Not only that, Matilda also raised around £700 and she donated it to our Branch to help animals in need! We really wanted to do something special to thank Matilda, so our Receptionist Jamie went on a secret mission! Jamie organised a surprise for Matilda to join us at the Branch to receive a certificate and some RSPCA goodies as a thank you. This mission had to be delayed due to COVID however, a few months later on our first open day; Jamie decided it was the perfect day to do this! Matilda had no idea she was to be the star of the day alongside Priya, and it was lovely to see her reaction when our CEO and Chair of Trustees gave her the certificate and her RSPCA goodies.

We were really pleased to be able to show you our new premises and all of the hard work we have been up to, helping animals in need in your local area. We were also really grateful for you all showing up and providing your support, it really meant a lot to us and it made the day very special. There will be more events coming in the future and we cannot wait to see you all again!

EmmaOpen day- What a lovely day!