Animal charity in urgent appeal for bric a brac

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IF YOU’RE looking for a good reason to do a little spring cleaning around the house soon and dispose of unwanted items cluttering your home, the ARC Jalon Valley have the perfect answer for you.

The animal rescue charity based in the Jalon Valley are in urgent need of all kinds of bric-a-brac and gifts for a stall they are running at the Jalon Valley Help Fair on Sunday May 14.

Anyone wishing to donate items should take them along as soon as possible to the ARC shop on Calle Valencia 1, Jalon, opposite The Cut hairdressers, during their opening hours, which are from 10.00 to 13.30h Mondays to Fridays.

They are also holding a hoop-la game during the fair and are desperately in need of prizes and gifts to hand out to participants.

Also on the stall at the Jalon Fair will be photos of some of the ARC rescue animals that need fostering and/or adoption, plus a donation tin and a box for any items you can donate for the animals.

Dog and cat food, blankets, towels, toys, collars, leads, cat litter etc. are always needed and will be put to immediate good use.

All donations will be gratefully received both before and on the day. Why not pop along to support them at the fair. You could even have a go at the Hoop-La game. Who know, you may win a prize.

The charity are also appealing for more volunteers. Anyone who could spare a few hours a week, fortnight, or each month to help in the ARC shop or walk the dogs, would be welcomed with open arms.

They are struggling to ensure the ARC shop in Jalon is adequately staffed during it’s opening times, but recently they have suffered from changes in circumstances of some of their volunteers.

Some of their valued helpers have suffered from ill health, whilst others have returned to the UK or moved to other areas in Spain.

Therefore the number of volunteers they can call on for help has shrunk dramatically creating something of a personnel crisis.

Anyone who feels able to help in any way, is asked to call into the shop or contact Jayne 649 310 285 or Sally 625 985 689, or email jalonvalleyarc@yahoo.co.uk.

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