We’ve been very lucky to have some amazing third-party fundraisers this year raising much-needed funds for the animals here at Woodside. Our supporters have pushed themselves to the absolute limit for us, and we wanted to share some of their inspiring achievements with you.

Louis Gavin and his team took to the Three Peaks to help raise money for several different charities including us. Woodside has a special place in Louis’ heart, with Poppy (previously known to us as “Big Pug”), the Pug being one of our ex-cruelty cases rescued by the RSPCA. Louis said “It was a great privilege doing it for Woodside and the animals. In times of fatigue and great pain, thinking of the animals made me dip deep and not quit. Louis raised an amazing £1000 for Woodside.

Peter Barraclough performed his annual Piano recital for us at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery in June and raised an amazing £210! Peter has had a long and distinguished international career as a concert organist and composer, and has performed for over fifty years professionally.
Peter and his wife Maria are very dedicated supporters and we love the passion they put in to their work.

Long term supporter and regular visitor Alan Widdowson recently put on an open gardens BBQ to raise money for us! Alan was blessed with beautiful weather on his fundraising day and invited friends, family and Woodside staff and volunteers to come and enjoy the gardens he works so hard on. As an adopter of Akira the German Shepherd, Alan is passionate about animals. We sent fundraising merchandise, collection tins and made advertising leaflets to support Alan in his venture. Alan raised an amazing £419 for Woodside.

We have recently been lucky enough to have some younger fundraising entrepreneurs supporting us at Woodside…

Megan, aged 8 adores animals and felt passionately about helping us at Woodside and the RSPB. Megan organised a bake sale at her local village hall and raised £77 for Woodside!

Ellie, aged 8 and Amelia aged 7, both big supporters of the animals in our care, organised a bake sale at their home and raised £54 for Woodside! This is a true reflection of how a love & passion for our charity goes a long way in supporting the work we do at Woodside.

Thanks to third party fundraising, we are able to keep on helping animals like Poppy “Big Pug” and Akira. If you want to get involved to help raise money for Woodside Animal Centre, please email KatieM@RSPCALeicester.org.uk or come down to the centre to get your third party fundraising pack.