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ACGAS Annual Open Day 2017!

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Our annual open day will take place on Saturday 15th July and will be an Edwardian Country Fayre/Garden party theme. 

The event, which runs from 11am until 5pm, promises to be a fun filled day for all ages! On the day our sanctuary will be open to the public and we encourage local businesses and charities to come and join in the fun. Volunteers and staff will be dressing in Edwardian costumes so please feel free to join in!

It is free for a registered charity to book a stall and only £25.00 for any local businesses or independent vendors. The booking form can be downloaded here.

For more information on our open day and on booking a stall, please contact the office by phone on 01633 866144.

Please return the completed form and all required attachments ASAP to All Creatures Great and Small, Church Farm, Church Road, Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran, NP44 8AD.  All cheques must be made payable to 'All Creatures Great and Small'.

 

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All Creatures Great and Small Announced as Monmouthshire Building Society's Charity of the Year 2017

We were contacted by Monmouthshire Building Society to help them with their press release which was released in early May 2017. The entire press release is available to read here.

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Monmouthshire Building Society has named All Creatures Great & Small as its latest Charity of the Year, with the aim to raise as much money as possible for the South Wales based animal sanctuary which helps rehabilitate and re-home injured, abused, unwanted and orphaned animals.

All Creatures Great and Small was found in 1992 and, since its inception, has helped thousands of animals gain a second chance at a new life, free from fear, abuse or neglect. The charity aims to rehome dogs, cats and other animals such as guinea pigs and rabbits, and also allows other animals that can't be rehomed, such as pigs, goats, ducks and horses to live out their lives in a peaceful, safe and secure environment.

The annual running costs of the Sanctuary amount to £250,000 and their team of dedicated staff and volunteers work tirelessly towards a better quality of life for all animals, doing whatever they can to help them avoid any pain or unnecessary suffering. They also rely on public donations of blankets, sheets, towels, cat and dog food.

Monmouthshire Building Society's 180 staff members, based in South Wales and the South West of England are determined to support the various fundraising campaigns taking place, as well as developing additional events which have been scheduled across the next 12 months.

Commenting on the announcement, Chief Executive James Bawa said: "As a regional building society, it's important to actively support our local communities, and it's refreshing to partner up with a grassroots organisation such as All Creatures for this year long programme of events. With costs rising annually, and a seemingly endless number of animals who have been neglected or abandoned, every single penny counts and will have a lasting impact on the many animals who have thankfully been taken into their care."

He continued: "The charity was chosen by our own staff members who were inspired by reported in the local press regarding the difficult financial situation All Creatures had found themselves in during the previous year. It's heart-warming to know that so many animals have been given a second chance at a life with new owners, not to mention the other animals who remain with them on their nine acre farm, and we can't wait to get to work raising as much money as possible to help in some way towards their services continuing for many years to come."

Matt Nicholls, Centre Manager, said: "We're delighted to be Monmouthshire Building Society's Charity of the Year 2017, and I would like to thank their staff members in advance for their support which is essential for us to continue our essential services for animals in need."

He continued: "We receive no support from the Government, so our work wouldn't be possible without the generosity of the public. I'm excited to see what Monmouthshire Building Society plan for the year ahead and i'll also be keeping my eyes peeled to see if any of our animals find themselves a forever home with any Society staff members!"

You can donate to All Creatures Great & Small at any of the Society's branches and agencies across South Wales and the West, or for more information on them visit www.allcreaturesgreatandsmall.org.uk

Jeffries Fine Jewellers have become our second business sponsor!

All Creatures Great and Small have recently set up a 'Corporate Sponsorship' programme for businesses. Jeffries Jewellers based in Newport are the second local business to offer a year's sponsorship of our cattery block. We will be providing further details regarding sponsorship for businesses shortly. Jeffries Fine Jewellers website: www.cljeffries.com 

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Corporate Sponsorship of our dog kennels!

All Creatures Great and Small are thrilled to receive a year's sponsorship of our dog kennels from Cardiff based business Advantage Accountancy and Advisory. Advantage are the first of hopefully many corporate sponsorships we have introduced which will include a certificate, a report sent twice a year of each animal that stays in the chosen kennel, cattery or enclosure, the company's logo on our website and social media channels and a VIP invitation to our annual open day! Advantage Accountancy and Advisory's website: www.adv-accountancy.co.uk 

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Volunteer Gardeners

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with the running of the sanctuary's Plant Centre. We are currently looking for assistance with;

  • Potting 
  • Watering Plants
  • Sowing seeds
  • Making Pots and Hanging Baskets
  • Serving Customers
  • Helping with plant selling at shows and fayres

If you are interesting in helping us with our plant centre porject please call us on 01633 866144 or download and return the following Expression of Interest form.

Expression of Interest Form Download 

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Romypets Pet Shop Community Page for All Creatures Great and Small.

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We now have a page on the 'romypets' community site which lists all items on our 'wishlist.' Donating to the sanctuary has never been easier! Simply purchase an items from our wishlist and 'romypets' will deliver the goods to us plus a 5% donation of every sale made!

Follow the link:  HERE

Just Giving

Just Giving is a brilliant online tool for sponsored events or even one off donations. You can create your own fundraising page and Just giving's step by step instructions makes it even easier. You will also save time and shoe leather because you don't have to go around collecting money from your supporters! You can also Gift Aid your donation at the same time and Just Giving does the rest. Just click here to get started.

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Give A Monthly Donation

Whether it's £3 or £30 A monthly donation could make all the difference to the animals residing at the sanctuary and help us to continue our with our work. Just £3 a month could contribute to life altering operations, paying for their food or helping find their forever homes.

Click here to download a Standing Order form and set up your regular gift.

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Open Day 2017 Information

 

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We have plenty of attractions to keep you entertained! Already booked for the day are an incredible static display of hawks and owls, a fun dog show organised by our friends at Greyhound Rescue Wales and a varied selection of live music and DJ sets organised by Dragon Music. We also have plenty to keep the children entertained such as puppet shows, face painting, crafts and games. For the first time this year we've also managed to geth old of a photobooth from Proprsphotobooths Wales, who's fun photo booth gives you the opportunity to take a memory of the day home with you.

In addition to all the fun and games we also encourage local businesses and charities to get involved by booking a stall, so far we have a variety of bookings, everything from organic skincare to the Gwent Cat Protection! Our deadline for stall bookings has extended, so if you are interested in booking a stall please take a look at this page here.

 

Just don't take our word for it - here are some photos from Open Day's past!

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Recruitment ~ Charity Shop Volunteers

September 22, 2016

Do you have a passion for animal welfare? All Creatures Great and Small are currently recruiting voluntary staff for our Charity shops in the following areas:

 

  • Fairwater
  • Usk
  • Risca

 

If you would like to help support a worthy cause and think that one of these opportunities would suit you, why not give us a call on 01633 866144 or come to the sanctuary for an informal chat?  We hope to see you and, as always, all money raised by our Charity Shops will go towards helping animals who need us. Thankyou.
 

All Creatures Great and Small has a page on easyfundraising.org.uk.

November 22, 2016

  1. You can buy anything online via easyfundraising.org.uk and opt for a donation to be sent straight to our sanctuary! Click HERE

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New Pontypool Charity Shop Now Open

December 29, 2016

  • Do you enjoy finding a bargain?
  • Are you customer service orientated and love to work in a team?
  • Are you enthusiastic and want to support a great local cause?
  • If yes, you could be just who we are looking for!

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Our shop is at 9 Osbourne Road and requires volunteers to help with running the shop and organising donations. 

The opening of our this charity shop will help us to raise more money all year round, so that we can continue to re-home and rehabilitate animals at our sanctuary that is based in Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran.

The application form can be downloaded here, please return any completed forms to enquiries@allcreaturesgreatandsmall.org.uk. For more information please ring the office on 01633 866144.

All Creatures Great and Small's new campaign 2017 'Raise A Paw For ACGAS' is now live!

January 6, 2017

Throughout 2017 there will be various fundraisers, competitions, events and live videos in aid of our new campaign 'Raise A Paw For ACGAS.' The campaign is a fun, interactive way to spread the word, stand up for animal welfare and help to raise money for all the abused and abandoned animals that we care for each year. Our fundraising page for the campaign is now live and a text service is available for supporters to send their donations quickly and conveniently. 

If you would like to donate via text please text:
RPaw17 and your donation amount to 70070.
 

If you would like to visit our 'Raise A Paw For ACGAS' Fundraising Page please follow the link: HERE

 

To become a fundraiser for our campaign please contact the sanctuary on 01633 866144 or email rachelday_acgas@btinternet.com. We can get you started with some 'Raise A Paw For ACGAS' leaflets, posters and business cards. You can also download these materials below:

Raise A Paw For ACGAS Leaflets - HERE

Raise A Paw For ACGAS Business Cards - HERE

Raise A Paw For ACGAS Poster 1 - HERE

Raise A Paw For ACGAS Poster 2 - HERE

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Mobile phone app 'GO ACGAS' is now live for 2017!

January 17, 2017

Following the recent launch of our new campaign for 2017 'Raise A Paw For ACGAS' and with new, exciting events lined up for the year ahead, the fundraising team have been busy designing and developing a mobile phone app with Appsme called 'GO ACGAS.' The app allows our supporters to keep up to date with news and events, take a look at animals that are available for adoption and contact us quickly and conveniently.

You can download our app from the Apple App store HERE

Or from the Google Play store HERE

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Multi-functional Room Refurbished and Available For Hire!

January 25, 2017

Here at All Creatures Great and Small we have had our education centre refurbished with brand new worktops and it is available for hire in time for Spring! The area often lends itself for our regular events and famous tea afternoons! Our education centre would be ideal to hire for the following:

* Children's Parties
* Coffee Mornings
* Sunday School
* Parish Council Meetings
* Local Society Meetings
* Support Groups
* Small workshops/classes

£5 per hour. Can comfortably seat 25-30 people. Fridge/freezer, urn/kettle, sink, cups, saucers, cutlery and electric sockets. A 50% deposit is required to secure the room.
If you are interested please call 01633 866144 or email:
enquiries@allcreaturesgreatandsmall.org.uk

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Be an ACGAS Fundraising Champion or Campaign Representative!

January 27, 2017

Gain invaluable skills and experience, while meeting new people and getting creative for animal welfare! Our Fundraising Officer is looking to recruit enthusiastic, creative individuals with a passion for animal welfare. You can give a few hours of your time each week, or every day - it is entirely up to you! With Fundraising the sky's the limit! You will have the opportunity to gain new skills, share your creativity and innovative ideas, meet new people and network, broaden your horizons and have fun in a busy and friendly animal- loving team! These positions are currently unpaid, however they are a fantastic addition to your CV (giving you that competitive edge when applying for jobs), are incredibly rewarding and fun- all in aid of a worthy cause! If this sounds like something you would be interested in then we would love to hear from you!  

You can download our Fundraising Information Pack HERE

You can take a look at the role descriptions for Fundraising Champion and Campaign Representative HERE

You can download the Application Form HERE

Please state on the application form if you are interested in being a Fundraising Champion or a Campaign Representative.

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