RSPCA Newport Animal Centre Christmas FeteAs the one-month countdown to Christmas approaches, RSPCA Newport Animal Centre are offering the public the ideal opportunity to get into the festive spirit with their annual Christmas fete.

The fete takes place at Ringland Labour Club, in Newport’s Hillfield area on Saturday (24 November).

Attendees will have the chance to meet Father Christmas himself, at a Santa’s Grotto. There’ll also be face-painting, children’s games, stalls, various craft stalls, bric-a-brac; plus a host of traditional games – including raffle, tombola, and a ‘guess the weight of the cake’ competition.

Money raised will help support animals in care at Newport Animal Centre. The centre at any one time cares for more than 100 animals – and in 2017 staff rehomed 218 cats, 91 dogs, 43 rabbits and 48 other small animals.

The event runs from 11am until 3pm, and entry is free; with booking in advance not required. Stall holders, too, can still register their interest in attending the event with the Animal Centre.

Kathryn Logan, from RSPCA Newport Animal Centre, said: “The Christmas countdown is on, and we can’t wait to celebrate on Saturday (November 24) with our Christmas fete at Ringland Labour Club.

“There’s games, activities and more for all the family – and even the chance to meet Old Saint Nick himself.

“All funds raised support our work rehabilitating rescue animals. Approximately one hundred on site are currently being supported through veterinary treatment, behavioural support and general rehabilitation.

“The centre can be contacted via email on newport@rspca.org.uk, or via telephone on 0300 123 0744. There’s also still chance for stall holders to secure a spot. We can’t wait to see animal lovers from Newport and beyond join us at Saturday’s festive extravaganza.”