Yarmouth students’ homemade pet biscuit sale raises money for Fritton Owl Sanctuary

Great Yarmouth College students cheque presentation to Fritton Owl Sanctuary

Great Yarmouth College students cheque presentation to Fritton Owl Sanctuary - Credit: Great Yarmouth College

Animal management students from Great Yarmouth College recently organised a fundraising event where they baked and sold homemade biscuits for pets. The group did a sponsored dog walk last year so decided on something different and raised £205.40 from the biscuit sale.

After some research, the group decided to donate the money to Fritton Owl Sanctuary. The college already has links with the sanctuary as students go there for work placements. The cheque was presented to owner Mark Weston by the group, tutor Sophia Guymer and Lucy Keeler, currently on work placement at the sanctuary. Mark took along one of the resident owls and gave a talk, encouraing the students to choose the sanctuary for work placements. Mark said: “The money is much needed and we thank the college. People don’t always realise there is a need for the rescue of owls and conservation is an important part of society.”