HNC Animal Care students from Elmwood College presented the SSPCA, Middlebank Hospital with much needed equipment recently. Over the past year the class have been working tirelessly raising money and awareness for the charity.
The class have been raising money by holding stalls, raffles and tombolas, as well as a masquerade ball, from which all proceeds will be given to the SSPCA.
Jane Stirling, Course Tutor, said, “The students have done brilliantly – they have planned all these events from start to finish. They have gained invaluable teambuilding and citizenship experiences whilst raising the profile of a great cause. We managed to raise over £1462, that will pay for four incubators for baby orphaned badgers, three breeding cages and two graspers need for rescuing seals!”
Established in 1839 to prevent cruelty to animals and promote kindness and humanity in their treatment, the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is Scotland's leading animal welfare charity.
The SSPCA receives no Government or Lottery funding and relies on public support to continue the vital role it performs protecting and improving animal welfare standards. Last year, it cost over £9 million to run the Society and the charity had to look at closing some of their centres.