Woodside Animal Centre needs you!

At Woodside their first priority now, and always has been, the animals they care for.

As one of the top-performing RSPCA re-homing centres with one of the lowest animal return rates in the UK, Woodside take in, care for and re-home hundreds of unwanted, local animals that arrive at their gates every year. Even though they assist RSPCA Inspectors, they are a completely self-funded charity and are only able to raise funds for the charity within the Leicestershire and Rutland area. Generating the funds to run the animal centre is an enormous challenge every year but you can help, and here’s how…

We are looking for volunteers!

We are always on the search for volunteers but this time we need your help to get the word out! Our Melton Mowbray charity shop is in need of volunteers, they are looking for a friendly person to help in the shop processing donations. The shop has had some fabulous donations recently and all sales help fund the day-to-day running of the animal centre, making them a huge part of the Woodside family. If you are interested in volunteering at Woodside and being a vital part of our team then please contact Lydia Hallam on: Phone: 0116 224 2437 Email:

We are looking for the perfect family! Scrappy needs a home! This beautiful little pup really needs to find her forever home, could it be you? Scrappy is a terrier cross breed and is looking for an owner with some experience with dogs, who can spend time with her and take her to training classes. She is an active lady so would also need an owner that enjoys taking her for lots of walks! Can you help Scrappy? If so please contact 01162336677 or email:

We are looking for Leicester Tiger fans!

After the success of our LCFC ticket auction, we now have two Leicester Tigers RUGBY tickets available! These two tickets will go to the highest bidder and all money raised will go back into Woodside. So come on- let’s raise some much needed money for our great centre and animals!

Auction Details: The game is on Saturday 30th April at 3pm Against Worcester Warriors Held at the Tiger's ground: LEICESTER TIGERS, AYLESTONE ROAD, LEICESTER, LE2 7TR Bidding ends on Wednesday 27th April at 4:30pm. The highest bidder can make their donation payment over the phone or by direct cash and cheques donations to the centre. Tickets can be posted or collected as per the highest bidder's request. To place a bid please head to our Facebook bidding app:

Save the dates!

Finally some dates for your diaries - on Sunday 24th April at 12pm – 4pm Woodside will be at the eighth St. George’s day fete held on the village green in Coalville, situated opposite The Plough Inn, Leicester Road, Ravenstone, Coalville, LE67 2AQ. Look out for the Woodside banners and come and meet the team.

The Coalville charity shop team will be there to tell you all about the work they do for Woodside, answer any questions and tell you all about any upcoming events and how you can get involved. With lots on sale, you can update your spring wardrobe with the lovely clothing on offer or browse through the bric-a-brac, pet accessories and Woodside merchandise. All proceeds from the fundraising stall will of course be going directly to benefit the animals of Woodside Animal Centre.

There will also be a wide variety of entertainment at the fete, including battle re-enactments, slaying the dragon, court jester, hog roast, medieval bar, maypole, children's rides and much, much more!

Then on Sunday 8th May 11am – 4pm Woodside will be hosting the first of their Open Garden events, held at 44, Triumph Road, Glenfield, LE3 8FS. There will be fundraising stalls, plant stalls, a garden hunt for children, a tombola, refreshments and much more.

Pop these fun filled afternoons in your diary and we shall see you there!