For the last few weeks we have been busy taking part in the 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge hosted by the lovely Toddler Approved and Coffee Cups and Crayons.
As part of our act of kindness we wanted to do something for our little furry friends. Little N is such an animal lover. She is very kind, considerate and gentle around animals so this was going to be a great challenge for us.
A few miles from where we live, situated in beautiful countryside is an Animal hospital and centre run by the RSPCA. The RSPCA is a registered charity and helps hundreds of helpless, poorly animals each year. Just like children, animals rely on us to care for them, nurture them, teach them and to provide a safe and loving home. Sadly this doesn't always happen and the animals that arrive at the center have more often than not had a very sad time.
Animals are treated and cared for at the hospital and animal centre, nursed back to health and many go on to live in homes where they learn how it feels to be loved, appreciated and to be part of a family.
We set about organizing and preparing a donated collection and with the help of some very kind family and friends we all put together a hamper to show the animals some love during their recovering phase and their stay at the RSPCA.
I began by contacting people who I know were animal lovers themselves.
Myself and Little N went shopping and she enjoyed helping to select the treats and toys for the animals. The collections started coming in and before we knew it we had a dog bed (the hamper) full of towels, treats, toys and accessories for all the different animals that are cared for at the center.
We made sure there was something for all of them. Once our hamper was full we loaded it into the car and set off to the center. It was no suprize to me that Little N was very excited and was looking forward to seeing the animals.
Arriving at the RSPCA Hospital and Animal Centre the staff were so lovely and friendly and they were thrilled with the collection. They gave us a tour of the center which was welcoming and so clean. The staff were so loving towards the animals and that really did show!
The lady on the reception desk was waiting for us on our way out to give Little N a goodie bag to say thank you, which she was really grateful for!
I would like to thank everyone who helped me and Little N put this collection together:
Debra Powell, Alan Powell, Kay Davis, Holly Davis, Stacey Gilbert, Clare Aston, Stephen Bragg, Sandra Melvin, Chris Armfield, Christine Gibbs, Jackie Phillips and Sue Law.
I would also like to thank Toddler Approved and Coffee Cups and Crayons for coming up with this challenge. We had so much fun with this donation and are already looking into another Act of Kindness for the near future.
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