Thousands raised for Edenvale SPCA at potjie competition

The organiser of the fund-raiser, Sammy McDonnell, the manager of the Edenvale SPCA, Marita Acar, and Terry Commerford in front of the donations gathered at the recent potjiekos competition.

Over R20 000 and three bakkie loads of donations were handed over to the Edenvale SPCA.

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The donations and funds were raised by members of the community at an Edenvale potjiekos competition.

The competition, held at the Our Place pub, took place on June 2 and was organised by animal lovers Sammy McDonnell and Darynn Buis.

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At the potjiekos competition, community members could enjoy warm bowls of food, a crafters’ market and fun for the whole family.

Community members also had the opportunity to have their animals micro-chipped.

The donations were delivered on June 6.

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A stunned Maritta Acar, the manager of the Edenvale SPCA, could not believe her eyes when she saw the number of items that had been donated to the SPCA.

“This is the biggest single donation we have ever received,” said the elated Maritta.

“The donations will help us so much here at the Edenvale SPCA.”

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This is the second year in a row that the Edenvale SPCA has benefitted from the potjiekos competition

“Last year we partnered up with Terry Commerford from Our Place and it was a success, so we decided to try it again,” said Sammy.

As animal lovers, Sammy and Darynn decided to organise the event to try to assist Edenvale’s SPCA.

“It was very successful. So many community members and companies from Edenvale got involved and assisted us.”

Amongst the donations were 300 blankets, some handmade.

The blankets and food will be put to good use in the upcoming months to keep the animals fed and warm.

The funds donated will be used to cover the general running costs of the SPCA and for maintenance.

“The donation is really fantastic; it is awesome,” said Maritta.

“It really does help us as we can now focus on caring for the animals and rescuing those in need.”

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