All the money raised from the Songwriting Challenge will be split between two charities, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Garston Animal Rescue, in memory of Liverpool Acoustic team member Sharon Jones who died in May 2011. On this website we’re going to focus on each of the two charities, starting with Garston Animal Rescue.
Garston Animal Rescue started in 1984 with the rescue of a very exhausted and hungry mother cat and her five new-born kittens from a bin near the docks in Liverpool city centre.
Garston Animal Rescue registered as a charity in 1988 with the simple aim:-
“to rescue sick, stray, abandoned and unwanted animals, to give them essential veterinary treatment and, where possible, to re-home them.”
The charity is run by volunteers and has a policy that no healthy animal will be destroyed.
In addition to needing funds for vets fees and animal food, they welcome volunteers to help with the rescue work, dog walking, cleaning, comforting distressed animals and anything else that keeps the rescue going.
Organiser Nancy says
“What we need most of all are loving homes with kind people who could take an unwanted and unloved animal.”
HOW YOU CAN HELP
You can help in any number of ways.
- Make a cash donation (any size) to help the rescue’s ongoing work
- Donate animal food to help feed the 70+ un-homed animals
- Donate items to sell in the charity shop in Garston
- Volunteer time at the rescue centre
- Volunteer time in the charity shop
- GIVE A GOOD HOME to an unwanted and unloved animal
PO Box 233
Liverpool L69 7LF