STANDARD readers are being urged to do their bit to help Bromsgrove’s Blue Cross with its £1.9million building project.
The new centre will benefit thousands of local pets with its newly-refurbished dog kennels, a brand new cattery with dedicated puppy and kitten units as well as new pet care clinic for pets owned by people on low incomes and a redeveloped reception area.
It is anticipated the new centre will be able to help double the number of animals it helps every year – from 600 to 1,200.
And this is where we need your help – we want you to help us to raise as much money as possible between now and the end of July.
The project will build on the good work we have been doing, using our Facebook page to rehome cats and dogs for the Blue Cross.
In return, there will be a Bromsgrove Standard branded kennel at the new centre which will be officially opened by one of our readers.
We will be telling you in the coming weeks how that person will be chosen.
Standard editor Tristan Harris said: “We have supported the Blue Cross for a number of years now – it is a fantastic charity and I hope our readers will join us and get behind this worthwhile campaign.
“You only have to go down to the centre in Catshill to see how much good work goes on there and the love for the animals shown by the staff really is second to none.
“I hope we can give them a big boost in their fund-raising drive and make this dream premises a reality, helping thousands of homeless cats and dogs in the process.”
Neil Edwards, the Bromsgrove Blue Cross centre manager, said: “We are really grateful to the Bromsgrove Standard for getting behind our fund-raising appeal to rebuild the centre.
“Blue Cross has incredible support locally, including many of the paper’s readers – we just wouldn’t be able to help as many pets as we do without them.
“We’d like to thank all of you and hope you will be proud of the new centre when building work is completed this summer.”
Donations for the appeal can be sent to Bromsgrove Standard Blue Cross kennel appeal, Blue Cross, FREEPOST OF224, Room R15BK, Shilton Road, Burford,
Oxon. OX18 4BR
Cheques should be made payable to ‘Blue Cross’.
Donations can also be made online at www.bluecross.org.uk and those going to the Bromsgrove appeal page, need to click the drop down ‘Bromsgrove Standard Kennel’ option when asked what prompted them to support Blue Cross.
To make a donation by phone call 0300 790 9903 (readers must say their donation is for the Bromsgrove Standard kennel appeal).
Readers can also text ‘DOG’ to70907 to give £5 towards the Bromsgrove Standard kennel appeal.