£500 cash boost for Ferne Animal Sanctuary

PUBLISHED: 09:54 30 April 2015 | UPDATED: 09:54 30 April 2015

Ferne Animal Sanctuary has received a £500 boost from Co-operative Yeovil.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary has received a £500 boost from Co-operative Yeovil.

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Co-operative Yeovil held a raffle and cake stall at its branch.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary has received a £500 boost after Co-operative Yeovil held a raffle and cake stall at its branch.

Matt Charlton, store manager, chose to raise the money for Ferne as his family adopted a spaniel called Ruby from the sanctuary about a year ago. The fundraiser was very well received by the Co-operative customers.

Matt said: “Our fundraiser was such a success thanks to our wonderful customers in the Westfield area.

“We were overwhelmed by the generosity and support we received for such a worthy cause.”

Sharon Pavey, head of fundraising and marketing at Ferne Animal Sanctuary said: “Thank you to all the marvellous staff at the Co-op in Yeovil for this spectacular achievement.

“Community support like this ensures we can give excellent care to the 300 animals living at Ferne plus the hundreds of dogs, cats and horses we find homes for every year in Somerset, Dorset and Devon.”

Ferne Animal Sanctuary is a registered Charity open to the public all year round, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. It relies solely on donations and urgently need volunteers.

To find out how to volunteer and learn more about all its upcoming events including its 75th Anniversary Ball on September 19 at Woodlands Castle, Taunton, visit www.ferneanimalsanctuary.org or call 01460 65214.

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