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Bluecoat go all out for the Blue Cross

The parents and children of Bluecoat C of E Primary School were very generous last year and filled a van full of much needed food, toys and treats for the Tiverton Blue Cross Animal Rescue Centre. This year, they doubled their efforts and provided another van load of provisions for the North Devon Animal Ambulance in addition to the Blue Cross. The donations were added to by other establishments including Witten Park Vets, Bradworthy Primary and St. Margarets in Northam.

Jasmine Ayres, ardent supporter of the Blue Cross and teacher here at Bluecoat, made the deliveries to the centres on the weekend before Christmas and commented “I was rewarded with doggy snuggles and cat kisses from lots of animals. At the Blue Cross, I met Benny, a lovely young lurcher who has been at the centre for quite some time despite being so friendly and happy, and Diana Lewis had arranged for me to meet the animals at the NDAA clinic in Pottington, Barnstaple and sadly, there were so many of them to meet. I saw a beautiful ginger and white cat who stayed curled up in a ball for the duration of my visit, and was told he had been put in a cat carrier and left in a car park one evening in the freezing cold”. Both centres were overwhelmed with gratitude by the donations. Amy Brown, from the Blue Cross, emailed to say “Thank you so much for all your donations. We will be putting some photos on Facebook soon of the animals enjoying all their gifts – I’ve attached a few of some of the pets opening shoeboxes here for you to enjoy in the meantime! Hopefully you recognise some of your boxes..? Thanks as ever for your continued support – we couldn’t do the work we do without donations like yours!”

The kindness shown to these abandoned animals by the children and adults of Torrington we hope is a reflection of the safe and caring environment of our school.