£1260.90 raised for Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare

Monday, 20 March 2017

Year 7 students handed over a cheque for £1,260.90 to Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare this morning.

On Monday 27th February, students and staff came to school in animal themed non-uniform. Each participant paid one pound with an aim to raise money for the charity organisation, based in Ringmer.

Raystede is a 43 acre site with facilities to rescue and re-home many different animals from dogs and cats, to donkeys and llamas! The charity relies on donations and volunteers to continue the great work that it does.

Emma Young from Raystede regularly comes to Blatch to hold sessions with students about responsible pet ownership and students have also visited Raystede to meet the animals and staff. The money raised will go towards helping 2000 animals rescued each year.

Emma said ‘Thank you to everyone at Blatchington Mill for their fundraising efforts and for the enthusiasm they have shown towards responsible pet ownership!’

We are delighted to hand over the money that the students have raised and hope lots of animals benefit from Blatch’s fundraising efforts.

Find out more about Raystede here or join the blatch community on twitter @Blatchmill.