We're delighted to officially launch our Christmas campaign for 2017 - 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 ran the campaign last year and you donated thousands of pounds of goodies - we want to better that this time around.

We’ll be running the campaign over the next month until Monday, December 18.

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?

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

Andy's News, Barnsley Road, Goldthorpe, S74 9AB

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

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

Costcutter, Dodworth Road, S70 6EY

Costcutter, Spark Lane, Mapplewell, S75 6AA

Costcutter, Fish Dam Lane, Monk Bretton, S71 2PX

Costcutter, Pogmoor Road, S75 2EE

Costcutter, Barnsley Road, Dodworth, S75 3JR

Costcutter, Darfield, Upper Wood Road, Darfield, S73 9QR

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

B&M, Barnsley Retail Park, Wombwell Lane, S70 3NS

So what type of donations do the charities need?

They would love:







New blankets

New throws

New beds

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, message us on Facebook, email or call Danny on 01226 734715.

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