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Havering’s RSPCA branch raises hundreds of pounds at spring fair

PUBLISHED: 13:38 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:38 02 May 2017

Spring fair at The RSPCA Campbell Clinic in Harold Hill. Manager Maddie Collier, branch chairwoman Nicole Vandelaak, Charlotte Rees-Brown, Rosie Rees-Brown, 13, Lucie Rees-Brown, nine and Guinness the dog. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

Spring fair at The RSPCA Campbell Clinic in Harold Hill. Manager Maddie Collier, branch chairwoman Nicole Vandelaak, Charlotte Rees-Brown, Rosie Rees-Brown, 13, Lucie Rees-Brown, nine and Guinness the dog. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

Ellie Hoskins

A charity dedicated to improving the lives of poorly and neglected animals, wishes to thank the community for its support at its spring fair.

The RSPCA Essex, Havering and Harold Hill branch in Chippenham Road, Harold Hill, welcomed animal lovers through its doors on Saturday for its annual event which raises money to help creatures big and small in the borough.

Clinic manager Maddie Wallace-Collier said: “It was a really lovely day.

“We usually hold a type of fair every year and they’re always well attended but it did feel like everyone was very much behind us.

“I’d like to say a very big thank you to the community for once again showing us so much support at the event at the weekend.”

From sweets and toy stalls to facepainting, residents were delighted to visit the branch for the special day.

A familiar fury face also came to take part in the fun.

One-year-old black and white cocker spaniel Guinness was found collapsed in Grays in October last year with a gaping open wound on his neck.

After being taken care of at the RSPCA branch, he soon found his forever home and paid the team a visit at the annual fair.

Maddie said: “When Guinness first came to us and I saw his injury, it was the worst I’d seen in nine years.

“It was so sad but to see him now so happy and full of life is wonderful.

“Organising these events is sometimes a great opportunity to catch up with animals we’ve taken in to see how they’re doing.

“It was lovely seeing him again.”

To the delight of staff at the Havering RSPCA branch, more than £670 was raised on the day - money which will go towards helping animals in need.

Maddie said: “It really was a great day and that’s thanks to everyone who came and donated money.”

To make a donation to the RSPCA Essex, Havering and Harold Hill branch, text PAWS08 with the amount you’d like to give, to 70070.

You can also donate via its Facebook page or to find out more call 01708 381822.


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