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Ramsbottom RSPCA shop, Posh Paws, pays off for pets and party goers
BELLES of the ball in Ramsbottom got ready for Christmas and raised much-needed cash to help unwanted pets into the bargain.
The town's RSPCA shop held a ‘Posh Paws’ open evening, where ladies could buy their perfect party dresses for the festive season, as well as all the accessories to complete their outfit.
The shop had stocked up on a sparkling selection of fancy frocks and stunning shoes, which customers could try on while enjoying seasonal treats such as mulled wine and mince pies.
Handbags and glittering jewellery to match the glamorous gowns and footwear were on sale and an ongoing raffle also helped to swell the charity's coffers.
Thursday’s event raised about £300, all of which will go to the RSPCA rehoming centre in Oldham. The Bury and Oldham branch of the charity looks after unwanted cats and dogs, some of which are left tied up at the gates of the premises while others are abandoned in boxes.
The branch costs more than £500,000 a year to run – £1,369 a day. The Ramsbottom RSPCA shop, in Bridge Street, opened in May 2009 and is run by volunteers, several of whom are taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Shop manager Jackie Loftus said she was thrilled with the success of the Posh Paws event, which ran from 5pm until about 8pm, and said something similar could be planned for next year.
She said: “It went very well. We had plenty of refreshments. All the volunteers came and they loved it. We have 12 volunteers. They are absolutely brilliant and most of them have been with me since we opened.”
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