Animal rescue charity’s chance to win £1,000

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A Merseyside animal charity has been nominated to win £1,000 this Christmas to help support its growing business.

Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary (RMAS), which is located in Melling, was nominated by one of their supporters.

The charity aims to save any animal by taking them into their care and re-homing them. RMAS also supports members of the public who need pet advice.

The Ecclesiastical Insurance set up the competition, where members of the public from the UK and Ireland can nominate their favourite charity to win a grand. The Gloucester-based company is giving away £120,000 to 120 charities over 12 days this Christmas.

Every weekday between the December 6th to 21st, 10 charities will be selected. The group which receives the highest number of donations on the day will be selected. Voting has already begun and will continue until midnight of each nomination day.

Founder of Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary, Steph Taylor, told JMU Journalism: “If we get this money it will go towards renovating the new premises, but we need as many nominations as possible to be in with a chance of winning.”

YouTube: Rescue Me Frog and Newt

The main hub for Rescue Me moved to Bell’s House Farm earlier this year after four years of fundraising by the small team to buy the property.

The goal now is to make the farm fit for purpose. They want to have a dog unit, a cattery and a small animal facility, together with foster rooms and isolation facilities, parking, plus storage and space.

Sandra Unsworth, who nominated the charity, told JMU Journalism: “I came across Rescue Me on Facebook and soon realised they were a very passionate charity.

“Steph and many more volunteers put every bit of energy they have into helping out not only the animals but the people involved.”

Another nomination came from Sharon Mawdsley who says the new property “is in dire need of updating and any monetary donations will aid them in helping more animals”.

Nominations can be made on the Ecclesiastical Insurance website .

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