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Heart-warming Christmas giving initiative for local RSPCA

20 December 2023

In the true spirit of giving, the Newcastle Rod Mill came up with a unique and heart-warming initiative this year to celebrate Christmas. Embracing the joy of the holidays and a spirit of generosity, the Mill initiated a Christmas toy drive to collect toys and gifts for animals at the local Rutherford RSPCA shelter.

The idea behind this innovative initiative is simple yet impactful: employees were invited to bring in items that are always in need at the shelter, ranging from chew toys to blankets and treats.

“We were thrilled to spearhead this initiative,” shared Bob Kebby, Safety Superintendent at the Newcastle Rod Mill and Contistretch. “The response from our employees has been overwhelming. It was great to see the collective efforts and support for animals at the Rutherford RSPCA. This truly embodies the spirit of the season.”

The collection of gifts has been steadily growing at the Rod Mill and by presentation day, a large display had been assembled, illustrating both the Rod Mill and wider employees from across the Newcastle campus’ compassion and goodwill.

Collected items were presented to representatives from the Rutherford RSPCA on Tuesday 18 December, and will bring joy to the animals and aid the incredible work done by the shelter staff in providing comfort and care to animals in need.

Along with representatives of the RSPCA, the Rod Mill also welcomed a couple of shelter residents, two staffy puppies along to the presentation.

Everyone enjoyed the special visitors to the Rod Mill and how successful this initiative has been in spreading holiday cheer and warmth to the animals at the Rutherford shelter.

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