Scottish SPCA has been awarded a £1,000 donation from Vodafone UK to help animals in need. The charity collected the Vodafone Community Connection Award this week after the store team in Glasgow Silverburn chose the deserving cause.

Launched in 2014, Vodafone’s Community Connection Awards have already made a difference to more than 170 local communities across the UK. Selected by local Vodafone staff and aimed at supporting local causes with a £1,000 donation, the awards have been used to help fund everything from new equipment for soup kitchens and day centres for the elderly to helping people with disabilities take part in sporting activities.

Scottish SPCA has been supporting the welfare of domestic, farm and wildlife animals across Scotland for more than 175 years. The £1,000 award will help the charity to rescue, nurse and re-home even more animals, or release them back into the wild.

Mike Flynn, Chief Superintendent at Scottish SPCA said, “We are thrilled and very grateful to receive the £1,000 Vodafone Community Connection Award. As we receive no government funding we rely solely on donations – £1,000 will go a long way in rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing animals across Glasgow.”

Scottish SPCA pictured inside the Vodafone store in Glasgow Silverburn

Amber McCumesty, Vodafone Store Manager in Glasgow Silverburn said, “We are absolutely delighted to donate £1,000 to Scottish SPCA. As a team of animal lovers, there was no doubt about who we wanted to select as our award winner. Scottish SPCA provides vital care for animals in Glasgow and across Scotland and it is a privilege to give this donation to such an important charity.”