Town’s animal lovers support fundraiser

Animal fundraising SUS-150731-092610001
Animal fundraising SUS-150731-092610001

Eastbourne residents have shown their support for local animal centres by donating more than £1,550.

The town’s people have been crowned one of the top fundraising towns in the county after raising £1,570.07 for animal charity Support Adoption For Pets.

The #MakesMeSmile fundraising campaign, organised by Support Adoption For Pets, and supported by Pets at Home, raised £479,483 nationally by asking pet owners to share pictures of their smiling pets whilst donating £1 to the charity.

Amy Wilson, charity manager at Support Adoption For Pets, said, “Thanks to the Eastbourne Pets at Home store and generosity of local residents we were able to raise an amazing amount that will now help animal organisations in the community.

“We want to thank you everyone that got involved in the #MakesMeSmile Eastbourne activity.”

Support Adoption For Pets has supported over nine hundred animal charities across the UK and Northern Ireland since it was established in 2006. In the last year alone, Support Adoption For Pets has raised more than £2.1 million


Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at

2) Like our Facebook page at Text to display

3) Follow us on Twitter @Eastbournenews

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Eastbourne Herald - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.