Have you made any resolutions as you hang the new calendar, flip through the seed catalogues and holiday brochures or search for evening classes? Maybe you want to turn over a new leaf, eat less, exercise more – or how about volunteering once a week?

A few hours of your time can make a huge difference to charitable organisations struggling to provide much needed support in the community. Charity shops, food banks, befriending services, hospitals need help, or if you happen to love animals, the rescued dogs, cats and rabbits at SESAW need you too.

Volunteering is a two-way street, your gift is more than compensated by the feelgood factor. Our human carers go home tired, sometimes dirty but happy to have spent time with the animals. They are happiest of all when they see people or families going home with their new pets.

If you would like to volunteer at SESAW, please contact me at: sesawken@gmail.com I’ll ask one of my humans to call you to discuss how we could help each other.

If you plan to share your life with a new pet, do visit SESAW. At the time of writing, we still have kittens in need of new homes. We are open by appointment only due to our annual Winter shutdown so please email or leave a message on the answerphone and someone will get back to you. 

Mum’s new diary is open on the desk, ready to take your calls but she’ll find her pen is missing. A nice, crunchy biro is too tempting to a little dog like me, Kenny (the Boss) Chihuahua! 

Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Registered Charity No.1124029, Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP. 01787 210 888 / www.sesaw.co.uk