It all makes purrrfect cents for the RSPCA

FUNDRAISER: RSPCA volunteers Marianne and Bill O’Reilly present Beverley Heaslip (centre) with a grocery hamper she won at the RSPCA cent sale.
FUNDRAISER: RSPCA volunteers Marianne and Bill O’Reilly present Beverley Heaslip (centre) with a grocery hamper she won at the RSPCA cent sale. Luka Kauzlaric

HELPING animals in need and giving to back the community are two things that make "purrfect" cents at the Friends of the RSPCA Gladstone's regular fundraiser.

On Saturday more than 400 prizes were won as part of their popular cent sale, which raises funds to help re-home dogs and cats, including the costs of vaccinations, feeding and sheltering the animals.

RSPCA volunteer Marianne O'Reilly said people were very generous, donating prizes as well as buying tickets.

"We've got a bootful of prizes for next time that people have brought into us," she said.

"Our cake walk is very popular, all our cakes and biscuits are homemade."

Beverley Heaslip, one of the many regulars at the RSPCA cent sales won a grocery hamper on the weekend.

"I live in a granny flat with my daughter and she has pigs, cats, chooks, ducks and dogs," she said.

Friends of the RSPCA Gladstone hold several cent sales a year. Last year close to $30, 000 was raised making the events a major fundraiser for the community group.

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