WE'RE delighted to officially launch our Christmas campaign for 2016 - Animal Crackers!

We want to give something back to the animals we adore so much - and we need your help to do it.

We want to collect food, toys and accessories for the animals that need them the most - and split it all between local animal charities, who work tirelessly to provide care to our furry friends.

We’re also going to raise money to split between the charities, to say thank you for all their hard work.

We’ll be running the campaign over the next month until Monday, December 19.

We’ve teamed up with local businesses to act as drop off points, where you can leave your donations for our furry friends.

All you have to do is take your donation into the drop off point, and we’ll do the rest.

So which charities will we be working with?

With your help on Facebook, we’ve chosen six worthy causes, and we’ll be featuring each of them in the run up to Chirstmas.

They are:

Barnsley and District Animal Welfare

Barnsley RSPCA

Royston Animal Welfare

Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity

RADAR Dog Rescue

Willow Dog Rescue

Drop off points are:

Barnsley Chronicle Front Counter 47 Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AS

Mapplewell Village Hall Darton Lane, Mapplewell, S75 6AL

Penistone News Market Street, Penistone, S36 6BZ

Walkers Newsagent High Street, Hoyland, S74 9AB

Andys News Barnsley Road, Goldthorpe, S74 9AB

The Pet Store Cannon Way, Barugh Green, Barnsley, S75 1JU

Cookes Pet Supplies, Wakefield Road, Barnsley, S71 1NG

Mellors News, 239 Barnsley Road, Cudworth, Barnsley, S72 8JN

Costcutter, Barnsley Road, Dodworth, S75 3JR

Costcutter, Spark Lane, Mapplewell, S75 6AA

Costcutter, Fish Dam Lane, Monk Bretton, S71

Costcutter, Pogmoor Road, Pogmoor, S75

Costcutter, Dodworth Road, Barnsley, S70 6EY

What sort of things will the charities accept?










However, unfortunately the charities can’t accept duvets.

If you’d like any more information on the campaign, or would like to help us in any way, comment below, message us on Facebook, email news@wearebarnsley.com or call Danny on 01226 734715.

Let’s show Barnsley’s animals how much we care!