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21st January 2019

Do you want to help pets in need?


Blue Cross pet charity in Suffolk are calling out to local animal-lovers to donate their first new £5 note to help pets in need.

The brand new plastic note, released by Bank of England last week, has already entered circulation. Blue Cross is calling upon pet-lovers to give their first fiver to help some of the 40,000 sick, injured and homeless pets the charity cares for each year.

Anyone who gets their hands on one of the new polymer fivers and wants to get involved in the charity’s #FirstFiver campaign can drop it in to the Blue Cross rehoming centre on Bourne Hill, Wherstead. .

Those who don’t live near a Blue Cross shop, rehoming centre or animal hospital or don’t have a plastic £5, can still donate £5 by texting FIRSTFIVER to 70660* or by visiting www.bluecross.org.uk/firstfiver.

Andrew Gillon, Centre Manager at Blue Cross Suffolk explains: “Blue Cross helps thousands of pets in need every year and is totally reliant on public donations. We thought a first fiver appeal would be a really fun way for our supporters to help more pets. The new fiver is said to be washing machine safe – let’s hope it’s designed to withstand pets too!”

The charity is asking people to get involved on social media too by sharing a photo of their pet with #FirstFiver when they donate.

(*Texts charged at standard network rates)

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