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JLS star invites children and teachers to online pet protection event

Words by Abi Scaife

JLS star JB Gill is standing up for animal welfare.

Amazing! What’s the story?

JB Gill, a singer in boyband JLS, and now the vice-president of the RSPCA, is a huge supporter of animal welfare. With his support, eight animal welfare charities are coming together for a huge event this World Animal Day (October 4th) to help educate young people on animal welfare.

What’s the event about?

The event, called World Animal Day & Me, is organised by the Pet Education Partnership (PEP), which includes the RSPCA, USPCA, SSPCA, Dogs Trust, PDSA, Blue Cross, Cats Protection and Woodgreen charities.

The event is for Key Stage 2 children, aged between seven and 11, and is completely free to join online on October 4th. On behalf of the PEP, JB is calling on teachers, parents and guardians to join the event with their children, to help teach them about animal welfare.

For more information about World Animal Day & Me, or to sign up for the event visit this EventBrite link. 

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

RSPCA. This is the leading animal welfare charity in the UK, and they specialise in animal rescue & furthering the welfare cause for all animals. Find out more here.

Four Paws UK. This charity is an animal welfare organisation, working globally to help animals in need. Learn more here.

Wildlife Justice Commission. This international foundation works to end animal trafficking around the globe. Find out more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Life on Land.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs