25th Anniversary Ball
It is Stapeley Grange’s 25th year of helping animals which is an incredible milestone and to celebrate we are holding a Masquerade Ball at the fabulous & historic Crewe Hall on Saturday 2nd November 2019.
Our centre has always been about the community and as such we would very much love to have local companies and individuals involved in this wonderful event.
This black tie masquerade themed ball will be attended by 250 guests from across the North West who will be served a sumptuous three course meal prepared by Executive Head Chef, Dion Jones, and of course, served with the finest wines. There will also a raffle and an auction with some ‘money can’t buy’ prizes, plus we are lining up some exciting entertainment to complete the evening
Here is a little more information about the fantastic work undertaken at Stapeley Grange.
Since opening our doors in 1994, we have helped over 130,000 animals at the centre with the help of a team of staff and volunteers from the Cheshire area.
We are one of just four RSPCA wildlife centres in England
We are one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the country and admit more than 6,600 animals a year from as far north as Cumbria and as south as Birmingham
Our cattery on average rehomes up to 200 cats a year, mostly generated via our Inspectorate teams who are picking up those most at risk
We are committed to educating young people about animal welfare. Our education team now caters for around 1200 children per year (locally and regionally) via scouts, brownies, guides and nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary schools or Colleges. Our remit being to help instill a greater appreciation and understanding of wildlife rehabilitation and conservation
Our education team have also teamed up with Cheshire East Virtual Schools and are now working with local vulnerable children. Our goal is to help our children develop a more positive attitude towards personal development, learning and the natural world. We are hoping this programme will expand in 2019 to cater up to 14 children each week
We have, since 2012, become a training centre for wildlife rehabilitators, vets and vet nurses across the country, including 150+ vet students from Liverpool University
As you can see we are an ambitious centre and we are all so passionate about what we do. We would love to share this enthusiasm with you at our special evening. Your support will not only allow us to support the 6500+ animals that arrive at the Centre each year (which is only likely to increase over the coming years) it will also allow us to reach out to even more vets, students and children over the coming years. We simply can’t do what we do without the support of public donations and our local community so your support is essential for our future.
Those attending the masquerade ball will also be given a unique opportunity of a VIP, behind the scenes, tour with one of the team. Given we are closed to the public this is certainly a unique opportunity not to be missed.
Lee Stewart, Centre Manager, Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre and Cattery