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  • Business leaders team up to raise funds for animal charity

    Danielle Thompson

    BUSINESS leaders joined forces to raise funds to protect neglected and abused animals.

    The Southport, Ormskirk and District Animal Centre based on New Cut Lane in Southport received a welcome £445 boost for its vital work from the Southport Business Leaders Network, which raised the money during one of its monthly meetings.

    Hosted by local solicitors, Birchall Blackburn Law based in Cambridge Road, the event was held at the Auberge restaurant, when Jude Storer and Sylvia Shepherd, from the charity’s animal centre, gave a presentation about the care it gives to unwanted animals and how important it is to the local community.

    Jude said: “With Christmas and winter approaching, it’s our busiest time and donations like this are vital. The money will go towards food and the care of our animals.

    “We deal with more than 350 animals a year and it costs £365,000 a year to run the animal centre. Without local businesses helping the animals would have nowhere else to go. We completely rely upon donations, revenue from our charity shop, the public’s generous support and local fundraising events.”

    Tony Coates, from Birchall Blackburn Law added: “It was such an honour to host the Southport Business Leaders Event and raise badly needed funds for Southport, Ormskirk and District Animal Centre. The work they do is fantastic and we’re looking forward to receiving updates from the charity about the animals they give food and shelter to, whilst finding them a permanent new home.”


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