A new multipurpose barn will be officially unveiled at RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen at a special family fun day on Sunday, 28 April.

The Friends of RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen open day will take place between 11am and 3pm and promises to be lots of fun for all the family, with the event including refreshments, a tombola, raffle and children education workshops – which will include art and crafts an animal care corner and a scavenger hunt.

There will also be a special fundraiser at 1pm, where animal care assistant Abbie Griffith will be having her hair shaved off completely – if £2,000 can be raised.

Animal centre manager Vicky Williams said: “We’re really looking forward to the fun day – which will see us officially open our multipurpose barn.

“We can’t wait to welcome everyone to visit us for this special occasion and to join us for a great family day out which will also help us raise funds for the animals at the centre.

“We’re really proud of Abbie and what she has volunteered to do. She’ll be cutting her hair off whatever, but if £2,000 is raised she’ll be going completely bald! We’ll all be there supporting her on the day and want to thank her for doing this amazing fundraiser! We’re hoping funds raised will go to creating a purpose-built accommodation for the poultry that often come into our care.”

RSPCA centres – like Bryn-y-Maen – prioritise animals taken in by RSPCA officers; often meaning those who have experienced cruelty or neglect, and those needing a great deal of care and attention after very difficult lives. Bryn-y-Maen can, at any one time, be looking after more than 100 animals.

The centre’s website is updated constantly with available companions, while the public are always welcome to visit the centre and meet the animals first hand. The centre is open six days a week, from 11am to 4pm, and closed on Wednesday.

For more information about the centre, re-homing opportunities, upcoming events and more, visit: https://www.rspca.org.uk/local/bryn-y-maen-animal-centre/. You will find the centre just off the B5113 Llanwrst Road, and a short drive from the A55 coastal road (LL28 5EJ) – or call on 0300 123 0745.