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RSPCA bags £3,500 from Tesco

13th March 2019
RSPCA Doncaster and Rotherham

RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham and District Branch is delighted to announce it has bagged £3,500 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme. Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it has provided more than £67 million to over 21,000 good causes.

Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham and District Branch has been awarded £3,500 to upgrade their rabbit unit flooring.

RSPCA Branch Chief Executive Mary McSherry said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this generous grant by the Tesco Bags of Help community scheme. Upgrading the flooring means that the rabbits now have access to a fantastic area in which to hop, skip and jump. In addition, the staff and volunteers can spend more quality time with the animals, so it’s good news all round. The grant supports the vital work we do to rehabilitate and re-home the animals in our care.”

Voting ran in stores throughout November and December 2018 with customers choosing which local project they would like to receive the top award using a token given to them at the checkout.

You can help the RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham and District Branch by volunteering, donating cash or goods, sponsoring them through their Safe Haven programme and attending their events. They have charity shops in Bawtry, Rotherham, Rossington and Thorne. At the Animal Centre they rehome the animals in their care and have a pet shop on site for all your requirements. They also provide a pet cremation service and a memorial garden for your beloved pets. For more details see