Linda’s animal plan just grand

PCSO Linda Matthew is still raising funds for fire-ravaged Easterleigh Animal Sanctuary. She is seen here during a fund-raising car wash with Fleetwood High School pupils Tom Heaton and Violet Hemphill
PCSO Linda Matthew is still raising funds for fire-ravaged Easterleigh Animal Sanctuary. She is seen here during a fund-raising car wash with Fleetwood High School pupils Tom Heaton and Violet Hemphill

FLEETWOOD PCSO Linda Matthews is well on her way to raising £1,000 for a fire-ravaged animal sanctuary.

And kind-hearted Linda said her efforts so far would not have been possible without the generosity of Fleetwood folk.

Linda decided to help after hearing how arsonists targeted Easterleigh Animal Sanctuary in St Annes last month.

Twenty animals were killed in the horrific blaze.

Not only that – the damage to buildings will cost around £15,000 to put right and the sanctuary had to temporarily shut while the mess is sorted out.

Linda’s latest fund-raising endeavour was a collection at Highbury Stadium when Fleetwood Town beat Barrow 1-0 to clinch a play-off spot.

On the day Linda raised a magnificent £362, bringing her total so far to £862.

The PCSO, who is an animal lover, told the Weekly News: “I would just like to say a big thank-you for the generous support from all those Fleetwood Town fans. They were really keen to help and were so generous on the day.

“I have also had a lot of support from Fleetwood High School pupils, who have been brilliant with things like a sponsored car wash.

“Businesses have helped as well, places like the Skipton Building Society in Cleveleys and The Elms Dental Practice here in Fleetwood have been collecting money.”

The next fundraisers will be another car wash at Fleetwood High School on May 12 and a bag pack at Fleetwood’s B&M Bargains store on May 14.

Other local campaigners have been helping the sanctuary too, with the Windmill Art Society in Cleveleys raising £650 from a raffle.