Animals in Need charity 'desperate' for help at Northampton shop following 'tough' year due to Covid

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By Logan MacLeod
Monday, 26th April 2021, 2:23 pm

A popular animal charity in Northamptonshire is appealing to the public to help them with volunteering and raising funds following the 'tough' financial situation Covid has left them in.

Animals in Need Northamptonshire, which operates its rescue shelter from Pine Tree Farm in Little Irchester, has paid out thousands of pounds to keep its services open over the health crisis.

The charity rescues sick, injured, trapped and distressed wild and domestic animals across the county. The organization has eight members of staff in total and a team of volunteers who attend animal casualties.

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Annie and Roy Marriott

And now the charity is mainly looking for volunteers to help at its shop in Lea Road, Northampton, as life opens up again after months of lockdown.

Charity owners Roy and Annie Marriott said: "For over a year now we've not been able to do any fundraising. It's been very tough but we need to get back into raising funds.

"We have a charity shop in Northampton that raises vital funds to keep the shelter going but we need more volunteers to help man it.

"The shop is open 10 till 4 Monday to Saturday but we desperately need honest friendly reliable helpers especially to cover Mondays and Thursdays.

"We also have a volunteers open day on May 8 over at Pine Tree Farm if people would like to sign up that way."

Most of the money raised would be spent on animal feed and electricity bills, the owners said.

Some people are helping in different ways, with fun fundraising events lined up including a Halloween ball later this year, sky dives and much more.

The charity has been going for 32 years and has always been local to Northampton and Northamptonshire.

To get in touch, contact the charity here.

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