Red Cross receives donation and makes donations to SSPCA

Thursday 18th November 2020

Since the start of COVID 19 in the country the Red Cross Society of Seychelles, RCSS, has received donations in cash and kind alike to assist the marginalised people. To date the RCSS has received a little over SCR 185, 000 in cash and this includes the recent donation of SCR5000 from the Mothers’ Union (Christian Care for Families) of the Anglican Church of Seychelles.

“We have noted that the Red Cross has been assisting the people of Seychelles during many disasters (burning down of houses, flooding, accidents etc..). The Mothers’ Union also help families in adversity, but we feel that by donating to the Red Cross this time round, it will encompass a greater part of the population”, says the Diocesan President, Mrs Priscilla Julie.

And for her part, the National Society’s, NS, representative, Winifred Rose, the Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Coordinator, thanked the Mothers’ Union for thinking and believing in the Red Cross. “We will assure you that the money will be put to good use; as the NS is committed to providing assistance to those in need. We still need contributions from people in the community to be able to keep assisting the vulnerable, as the current situation, COVID 19, has affected and is affecting us all”.

The Mothers’ Union is a Christian Organisation with more than a million members worldwide, and was founded in 1876 by Mary Summers, an English woman.

And in another presentation, the RCSS has earlier last week made a surprise visit to the Seychelles Society for the Protection of Animals, SSPCA, to donate some basic hygiene items, (masks, gloves, floor disinfectant, hand sanitisers, posters, stickers on the coronavirus. Presentation was done by staff of the RCSS to that of the SSPCA in a brief ceremony at the facility, at Providence.

The SSPCA noted that they appreciate the unexpected gesture as they were in need of these items, since they are not a profitable organisation and depend a lot on donations.

The visit was also aimed at meeting the SSPCA staff and also got a tour of the facility. During the landfill fire at providence, the NS was assisting SSPCA at keeping an eye on the place and to provide assistance to evacuate the dogs should there was a need.

At the moment, SSPCA is housing over 200 dogs of different breeds and about 100 cats.