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could contribute towards essential classroom resources like pens, pencils, SPANA activity books and a teacher's manual for a new animal club.


could train a teacher on animal welfare, so that more children can learn about caring for animals.


could help towards the running costs of a mobile exhibition unit, so that we can reach more children in remote areas.



Two children taking part in SPANA education classes

Our lifesaving veterinary work is vital. But it’s our children’s education programme which leaves a real legacy.

After 28 years at the helm of SPANA, our Chief Executive Jeremy Hulme is retiring from the role and looking towards the future.

When Jeremy began his work as Chief Executive, he knew that humane education was central to SPANA’s work, and has been since our earliest days.

“I knew veterinary care alone could never be enough; that alongside changing dressings and harnesses, there were attitudes to change too. Now, as I prepare to retire, I am writing to ask for your help to continue my work.”

Today SPANA has 16 education centres across six countries, with mobile exhibition units taking our work to more remote communities. Over 50,000 children took part in SPANA’s programme last year, and we reached many more through our outreach projects.

Jeremy says: “Of all the things we have achieved together over the past 28 years, it’s the incredible achievements of our humane education programme that give me the greatest satisfaction. Now, as I step down, I am asking one final time if you can help SPANA to reach more children, to ensure that the legacy that we leave is one that benefits these animals now and for years to come.

To mark my final year, we’ve set out an ambitious strategic plan to extend our education programme to 75,000 children, so that more animals than ever can benefit – not just now but for many years into the future.

If you can, please make a gift today to help build a gentler future for animals.”