Santa-Paws comes to Portishead store

28 November, 2016
Some of the kittens that will receive the gifts this Christmas
Some of the kittens that will receive the gifts this Christmas

The team from Specsavers Portishead are offering a helping hand this festive season, collecting gift boxes from the local community as part of the Holly Hedge Animal Shoebox Appeal.

The store is inviting customers, passers-by and the wider Portishead community to dig deep for their furry friends this Christmas, with all the gifts going to local animal rescue centres.

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Pip Sharp, contact lens supervisor, has been volunteering at Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary since 2013, helping to support the charity’s ongoing work re-homing cats and dogs.

‘We support Holly Hedge as much as we can, and this is a great way for the local residents of Portishead to get involved and champion the cause. All you need to do is fill a shoe box with animal related gifts – such as treats, bedding or toys – and then mark it as a cat or dog box. We’ll be acting as a drop off point up until Christmas and are really looking forward to meeting all the wonderful people taking the time to donate to the appeal.’

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary has a variety of volunteer roles available, from dog walking and cat cuddling through to helping out in the office and organising events.

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