THE RSPCA is seeking volunteer fundraisers for a supermarket sweep.

Volunteers will be out with collecting boxes in Tesco stores during RSPCA week (April 29-May 5) and are appealing for help. Most of the collections will take place between Friday May 3 and Sunday May 5.

RSPCA fundraising manager Amy Smith said: “Our inspectors and animal welfare officers rescue around 140,000 animals every year, that’s about 2,700 a week.

“It costs us in excess of £127m per year to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home these animals or release as many as we can back into the wild and we rely entirely on donations.”

The RSPCA week raised almost £400,000 last year and Amy urges everyone to help.

“Collectors must be aged 18 or over,” she said.

Anyone wanting to volunteer can contact their local RSPCA branch by visiting, e-mail Amy on or ring 0300 123 8827.