Big cash boost for animal rescue and rehoming Centre in Drumoak

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The Scottish SPCA Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Drumoak has received a big cash boost from its corporate supporters.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity has been “overwhelmed” by the generous support of ASCO’s staff over the past year after they chose the society as their 2016 charity of the year.

The charity was presented with a cheque for £17,706.90 from ASCO.

The kind and dedicated staff have fundraised through various activities including 5k and 10k runs, a family fun day, ladies’ day, with their training administrator, Cat Downs, also taking part in the Great Scottish Swim.

Sam Begg from ASCO said: “Our staff nominate charities to support that are close to our hearts and the Scottish SPCA will always be one of them.

“Throughout our partnership, we have witnessed the incredible work carried out by the team from centre staff to fundraisers to inspectors - animal welfare is their absolute priority and the level of care given by staff is second to none.

“We were a little saddened to hear of the lack of corporate sponsors in 2016 considering the number of us living with pets, so we made it our priority to not only push our fundraising target but to raise awareness for the charity and their Aberdeenshire centre in the process.

“We wish them the very best of luck fundraising in the future and hope that this message encourages other companies to get involved. We certainly won’t be strangers.”

Scottish SPCA Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre manager Graeme Innes added: “The team from ASCO have done a fantastic job and we really appreciate the effort they’ve gone to fundraising for us.

“The team really have gone above and beyond to help us, even spending a day repainting our stables.

“By donating their time to us they’ve saved my staff around a week’s worth of work.

“Suffice to say, between this and the incredible amount they’ve raised, ASCO really have made a huge difference to what we can achieve at the Society.”

For more information on Scottish SPCA fundraising events email fundraising@scottishspca.org or call fundraising on 03000 999 999 (option 4).