Specsavers launches shoebox appeal to donate Christmas gifts to animal sanctuary

PUBLISHED: 10:53 01 December 2017

Specsavers is running a Christmas shoebox appeal.

Specsavers is running a Christmas shoebox appeal.

n/a

A Portishead opticians is collecting shoeboxes full of treats for animals this Christmas.

Specsavers’ staff are asking shoppers to donate gifts for them to pass onto Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary in Barrow Gurney.

Contact lens supervisor Pip Sharp said: “For many of us, Christmas is a time to give and receive gifts with our loved ones, but there are lots of animals that won’t be waking up with a family or home this Christmas.

“Holly Hedge hopes to change this by rehoming rescue animals and caring for lots of cats and dogs that need homes.

“Without lottery or Government funding, the charity relies on the kindness of others.

“It costs over half a million pounds a year to run the sanctuary.

“We’re delighted to be supporting the animals at our local shelter this Christmas.”

Shoeboxes can be dropped off at the High Street store.

Other News Stories

Live music, comedy and a double header of two iconic sci-fi films are just a handful of the activities taking place across the district this weekend.

Read more

Most rubbish and recycling collections are being collected on time, says North Somerset Council, following a summer of problems with the service.

Read more
08:00

A crackdown on hate crime has been announced by Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

Read more
06:46

The following court cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from August 8-20.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:17

A multi-million-pound redevelopment of an inpatient unit for the terminally ill is just weeks away from completion – but public support is still needed to help reach the huge fundraising target required.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

Concerns over the state of a lake in Portishead has seen an online petition launched.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

A charity has launched a new service in North Somerset which promises to fill a gap in mental health provision.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:16

North Somerset Council will trial a new phone service next month which allows the public to leave a message asking staff to call them back rather than waiting on hold.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Frustrated voters have called a public meeting to air concerns about the way in which the Portishead Town Council operates.

Read more
Wed, 16:57

A support group to help people with their grief has been set up.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 7°C

Useful Links

Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

North Somerset Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications