TV celebrity backs Chesterfield RSPCA centre appeal

Pictued is celebrity TV gardener Jonathan Moseley who is supporting the RSPCA Chesterfield Animal Centre Rebuild Appeal.
Pictued is celebrity TV gardener Jonathan Moseley who is supporting the RSPCA Chesterfield Animal Centre Rebuild Appeal.

Gardening TV celebrity Jonathan Moseley is backing Chesterfield RSPCA’s Animal Centre Rebuild Appeal with a fundraising evening for green-fingered fans.

Chesterfield RSPCA, on Spital Lane, hopes to secure £1.5million of funding for a new centre and has launched a £250,000 appeal which has so far raised £37,122.50.

Derbyshire-based Jonathan, of the BBC’s Big Allotment Challenge, will be hosting An Evening of Fantastic Flowers at Ashover Village Hall, on Milken Lane, from 7.30pm, on Friday, May 22.

An RSPCA spokesman said: “We operate as an independent charity so our Rebuild Appeal is in addition to our day-to-day fundraising.”

Rebuild funding has so far been raised from generous donations and fundraising activities including a sponsored pet walk by Hady Primary School, a Grassmoor Glass donation, a festival at Brampton’s Anchor Pub, and sponsored Chesterfield half-marathon runners.

Tickets for An Evening of Fantastic Flowers cost £15 each and are available from the Chesterfield RSPCA and its charity shop or by post from Diva Creative, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX or by calling (01246) 412812.

Donations to the Rebuild Appeal can also be made by post to the RSPCA Animal Centre, 137, Spital Lane, Chesterfield S41 0HL with cheques to RSPCA Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Branch or by calling 01246 273358. People can donate via www.justgiving.com/chesterfieldcentrebuildappeal. For more information visit www.chesterfield-rspca.org.uk.