Charity boost for dogs in need as Stubbington Ark RSPCA centre features in DoggyLottery draw

ANIMAL lovers are making a difference for dogs in need as a Stubbington rescue centre is being boosted by a charity lottery draw.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:13 pm

Much-needed funds are being raised for animals in the care of The Stubbington Ark thanks to a four-week campaign calling on canine enthusiasts to lend their support.

The animal rescue centre, which cares for a variety of animals including dogs, cats, farm animals and more, is taking part in the DoggyLottery this month to help boost its funds.

The Stubbington Ark is one of five dog charities featured in the lottery throughout April, with a portion of proceeds from community ticket sales going towards good causes like the Ranvilles Lane RSPCA centre.

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Rachel Hall, business manager at The Stubbington Ark, Kirstie Blakeley, animal centre manager and Lucy the dog with Lee Brown and Lisette van Riel from DoggyLottery

Rachel Hall, business and income generation manager, said: ‘We are thrilled to be working with the DoggyLottery for the month of April, at this difficult time it's hard to fundraise so having this will really help us out.

‘It will help raise some much needed funds and increase awareness of the branch and the invaluable animal welfare work we do.’

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The Stubbington Ark is working hard to raise money as its four charity shops in Fareham, Fratton, Gosport and Petersfield reopened on April 12.

The branch also has an eBay shop at ebay.co.uk/str/rspcasolent to help boost funds.

DoggyLottery was started by Emsworth animal lover Lee Brown and his cousin Lisette van Riel, with more than £10,000 already raised in support of animal charities across the UK.

Retired businessman Lee said: ‘The Stubbington Ark plays a pivotal role in Hampshire and their survival is of the utmost importance to the hundreds of dogs they rehome each year.

‘We are committed to raising as much money as we can for them through the DoggyLottery and we hope we can get all dog lovers onboard.’

To help raise funds for dog rescue centres in need, visit doggylottery.co.uk to view the current charities and buy a ticket.

Each rescue centre has a chance of winning a higher percentage by receiving votes from the players of the online game, so players can pledge support for The Stubbington Ark through the lottery.

Tickets cost £1.50, with 60 per cent going to the charity fund and a further 30 per cent going to the prize fund, which is shared between 20 winners a week.

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