North Anston’s Thornberry Animal Sanctuary is raising awareness and pounds for neglected animals with launch of a new campaign.
The sanctuary is asking “are neglected animals worth just one pound of your money?”.
The small, independent charity is asking its supporters to dig deep and donate just £1 to the Sanctuary for the new “Worth a Pound” campaign.
Launched by the Mayor of Rotherham, Coun Lyndsay Pitchley, on Friday August 5, Worth a Pound hopes to raise money to help offset Thornberry’s approximate £108,000 annual vet bills.
General manager, Keith Holland, said: “We know it’s tough out there at the minute, there’s not much money going around and so much to pay for, which is why all we’re asking for is a pound.
“We’re close to capacity and the bills keep adding up. Thornberry has such wonderful, generous supporters that we don’t want to over burden them, but, if each one, and their family and friends, gave just one pound, potentially we could look after neglected and poorly animals without financial worry for the next year.
“And, after all, what’s a pound these days? A packet of crisps? A small coffee? If you lost it down the back of your sofa you wouldn’t miss it, but it means the world to the animals in our care here.”
The Mayor of Rotherham, Coun Lyndsay Pitchley, added: “South Yorkshire people are some of the kindest in the country, wherever I go I meet the most fantastic people.”
To donate drop into the Sanctuary on Todwick Road or donate via text message, text “VETS19 £1” to 70070.