Integrated building services company, J Tomlinson, has recently donated £500 to a Derby-based animal shelter.

Each year, the company invites internal sponsorship proposals, giving employees a chance to secure sponsorship for causes that are close to their hearts. This year, one of the chosen causes was the RSPCA Abbey Street Rehoming Centre.

Situated within Derby city centre, the Abbey Street shelter is one of 17 regional animal centres that the RSPCA runs across England and Wales. Staff and volunteers work tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals across the district that have been victims of neglect and/or abuse. Depending on each animal’s unique situation, the process can include veterinary checks, veterinary treatment, providing insurance, spaying/neutering, hand-rearing and rehabilitation – all of which incurs a considerable cost.

Most of the animals that are brought to the centre have been rescued from neglectful/cruel conditions by national RSPCA inspectors; however, many are simply abandoned on the centre’s doorstep.

The centre is independently funded and as such depends on the generosity of the public and local businesses to continue its invaluable work. From maintenance bills and veterinary costs to the provision of specialist food and employee training, the centre costs a staggering £9,000 per week to run, with every single donation making a huge difference.

J Tomlinson will be sponsoring the ‘ASH’ kennel, which is currently home to Husky cross, Willow (pictured) and Patterdale cross, Oscar – both of whom have recently found new homes.

Mark Davis, CEO of J Tomlinson, commented: “As a company that places our local communities at the heart of everything we do, we are pleased to support the RSPCA Abbey Street shelter, and hope the donated amount will help the centre continue to help animals in need.”

Kerry Draper, Fundraising Manager for the centre, commented: “We are so pleased that J Tomlinson have chosen to support our independently-funded centre here at Abbey Street. Without support we would not be able to continue to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome these incredible animals. This kennel sponsorship will help fund towards veterinary care and enrichment of its residents. We were delighted by J Tomlinson’s visit to our centre; their warmth and compassion shone through for our animals in need. Once again, thank you.”

J Tomlinson, which is based at Beeston, near Nottingham, provides a range of integrated building solutions including construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical services (M&E), and facilities management. It works primarily across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire.

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To find out more about the RSPCA Abbey Street Rehoming Centre, or to make a donation, visit

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