PETS at Home in Southport
is celebrating after raising £677 during its recent spring
fundraising appeal. For 2 weeks, the store team worked
tirelessly to raise money for local animal rescues in an initiative
being run by charity, Support Adoption For Pets.
The money will be donated to local rescue, Woodlands Animal
Sanctuary, which is working hard to rescue and re-home abandoned
animals in Southport.
Nationally Pets at Home stores raised an impressive £300,500.
Store manager David Salisbury explains:- "As always, our
customers have proved incredibly generous and I want to thank them,
and my store team, for helping to contribute to our store total as
well as to the wider nationwide total. More than £300,000 is a
staggering amount to raise and will help animal rescues across the
country continue to do such important work."
The store held a number of activities over the course of the appeal
including selling raffle tickets and a 'Round up to a £1'
initiative, whereby customers could opt to round up the cost of
their purchases to a £1, with the difference being donated to the
Support Adoption For Pets has raised more than £2 million in the
past 12 months thanks to the fundraising efforts of store colleagues
The charity helped more than 450 re-homing and animal welfare
organisations in the UK during 2012.
to benefit cap roll out
WITH the benefits cap
rolling out across Britain from today, there will undoubtedly be
many people worried about the impact this will have on their lives.
As recently as April a Turn2us survey found that a staggering 85% of
people were concerned about the changes to the welfare benefit
While a simplification of the benefits system on the whole is a
welcome move, the results from the cap being trialled in four London
boroughs make for worrying reading. 4 out of 5 people affected were
lone parents and only 58 of the over 2,000 households did not have
dependent children living with them. With the Government estimating
that the cap will impact 40,000 households, we're concerned that the
most vulnerable are going to be hit even harder.
In addition, the focus on a cap does not solve the main issues which
lead to a growing benefit bill, notably a lack of affordable
housing, the high cost of living and work that does not pay enough.
With the results from the trials hitting lone parents, those in high
rent areas and large families hard, the cap may only exacerbate
We urge anyone that is concerned about the cap and how it may affect
them to carry out a benefits check on our
website. Using our Benefits Calculator we
can help people find out if they are to be affected or if someone in
their household could receive benefits which would make them exempt.
We also have regularly updated information on how the cap works and
who will be affected.
As the Benefits Cap makes its way across the country we want to be
clear that there is help out there. Turn2us has the knowledge and
tools to help those in financial need maximise their income and
access the support to make sense of these changes.
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Out in Cheshire is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a fantastic
STARTING on 25 July 2013,
25 lucky people will have the opportunity to win 25 pairs of tickets
over 25 days to Cheshire's Top Attractions including Tatton Park
with its special Magic of Beatrix Potter extravaganza, Anderton Boat
Lift with its ride-in-the-sky boat trip and Chester Zoo that
features super sized, animatronic BUGS! throughout the summer
holidays and autumn.
The big ticket giveaway also features the National
Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port, Blue Planet Aquarium with its
new Access All Areas behind the scenes tour and stunning Ness
Gardens, as well as high wire, tree top fun with Go Ape! in Delamere
All people need to do is go to:-
enter the competition.
Every day there will be a different pair of tickets
Prize winners will be announced daily on Facebook and Twitter.
Favourite Days Out features a host of attractions including Catalyst
Discovery Centre, Gullivers World and Beeston Castle that are just
perfect for entertaining the children during the school holidays.
Tickets winners could also get the chance to fly
eagles with Cheshire Falconry or go underground with Hack Green
Secret Nuclear Bunker!
A free Favourite Days Out in Cheshire guide is available from
Visitor Information Centres across the area.
Julie Burgess-Wilson, Chair of Favourite Days in Cheshire says:-
"We are delighted to be celebrating the consortium's 25th birthday
in style with a big ticket giveaway and wish everyone good luck with
their competition entries."