Don't miss a story sign up to the North Somerset Times FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

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.


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


Desperate parents are considering legal action against North Somerset Council if it fails to help their severely autistic daughter who has ‘fallen through the cracks’.

Read more

A decision on whether to allow developers to build a block of flats on land originally earmarked for employment has been deferred for another month.

Read more

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice across North Somerset this morning (Tuesday).

Read more

Almost 100 new care apartments are simply not needed in Portishead, according to early critics of a planned scheme.

Read more

Worshipers from a church in Nailsea celebrated the clubs and activities on offer in the town.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:56

A major housing association in North Somerset has merged with another organisation in the South West.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:35

Snow has been falling across North Somerset and left the district with a white blanket.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:29

Clevedon’s Business Improvement District (BID) steering group has launched its business plan ahead of a ballot which will begin next week.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:13

An accident near the motorway in Clevedon is causing delays this morning (Monday).

Read more
Yesterday, 00:01

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has warned of the dangers of a ‘sinister crime’ after a Somerset teenager fell victim to an £800 con.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 2°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications