Invite to get pally with animals

Amanda McBride and Anne Nadin of the North West Reptile Club with Buffy a boa and a Bosc Monitor
Amanda McBride and Anne Nadin of the North West Reptile Club with Buffy a boa and a Bosc Monitor

Families are invited to a fun day with donkeys and bats to support an animal sanctuary.

Pets R Pals, based in Preston, will host an array of activities at Avant Garden Centre, in Wigan Road, Leyland, on Saturday August 20, from 10am until 4.30pm.

All proceeds will go towards Hillside Animal Sanctuary, in Norwich.

Barn Owl Bill will give flying demonstrations with his collection of birds, whilst West Lancashire Bat and Lancashire Badger groups will provide talks.

North West Reptile Club will allow children to get up close and personal with a host of snakes and lizards and donkeys Peanut and Bullseye will delight visitors.

There will also be performances from border Morris group Stone The Crows, as well as entertainment from magician Brian Berry.

Jackie Richardson, who owns Pets R Pals, said: “I support Hillside as I am a big animal lover. I do a different fund-raiser every year for a different year and this time I chose Hillside. This will be a great day out for the family and it will help a great cause.”

Hillside Animal Sanctuary was founded in 1995 to help and campaign for animals in need and to bring public awareness to the millions of animals suffering every day in the intensive factory farming industry.

As well as helping thousands of farming animals, it has given sanctuary to 1,500 horses, ponies and donkeys.