Month: April 2022

Ukraine: PPCT donates £25,000 to help people and their pets

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Petplan Charitable Trust has donated £25,000 to the Blue Cross Ukraine Pet Welfare Fund.

blue cross logoAs with all the Trust’s donations, this has only been possible thanks to the generosity of Petplan customers and pet lovers.

The Blue Cross Ukraine fund has been set up to support several charity partners in Poland and Romania. Working on the frontline, these charities are providing care on the ground to Ukrainian people and their pets. They include Save the Dogs and other animals, the Animal Care Society, called TOZ, and (Transylvania Animal Care).

According to Blue Cross, donations will support work helping pets and people in Ukraine, as well as those crossing borders. Currently, all urgently need supplies such as pet food, pet carriers and essential aid for pets.

PPCT and Blue Cross have a long-standing relationship. Last year, The Trust supported the charity in Wales with funds towards a new van for the Newport Rehoming and Advice Unit (RAU). More recently, we helped provide their ambulances with new cages to improve the safety of rescued animals.

You can support our work by clicking the DONATE NOW button at the top of the page. The more donations we receive from pet lovers like you, the more animal welfare charities we can help. Thank you.

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PPCT supports Hugs Helping Hands project

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Petplan Charitable Trust has donated £7,000 to the ‘Hugs Helping Hands Rescue Pony Team’ project.

hugs foundation logo‘Hugs Helping Hands’ is run by equine charity Hugs Foundation. Based in Bodmin, Cornwall, the project combines animal welfare with human well-being, as Fundraising Manager, Laura Dennis, explains:

“The project provides a safe, nurturing and enriching environment for our animal rescues, enabling us to rehabilitate and rehome as many as possible. It also provides 900 hours of well-being support to 150 disadvantaged and vulnerable young people every year, experiencing mental ill health, due to the impact of being in one of the 10% most deprived areas in England.

“Our project involves a team of 6 resident rescue ponies and other rescues who have been carefully assessed to work alongside our young people. We create a circular relationship where they can both benefit and grow from spending time with each other, making a positive difference to both lives and supporting them to cope with and move on from the trauma or struggles they are experiencing.

collage of children in riding hats hugging horses“The funds will be used for the costs of caring for our team of 6 ponies, enhancing the track system in their field for their (and other overweight or laminitic rescues) welfare and creating a safe space and natural obstacle course (e.g. different pathways and bridges). This will enable both young people and rescues to be able to work together to build confidence and trust for more positive futures for years to come.”

Discover more about Hugs Foundation here

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