Southport charity celebrate 100th anniversary

30th November 2017

Staff at the PDSA charity shop in Southport have been marking the organisation’s 100th anniversary – with a unique and eye-catching display!

The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals is a British veterinary charity that was founded in 1917 by Maria Dickin to provide care for sick and injured animals of the poor. There are now 120 PDSA charity shops across the country set up to support the charity’s work, including the Southport store on Lord Street.

Southport duty manager Michelle Baker said: “We wanted to show Southport residents and visitors how the organisation was formed in 1917 to care for a wide variety of animals, not just pets. The display aims to demonstrate just how varied the animals are that have been helped!

“All of the money that we raise goes to the animals that we support. We want to thank our volunteers, who are the backbone of the organisation – we wouldn’t be able to do the work that we do without their help.

“We are currently recruiting more volunteers so if you would like to help us, please pop in and talk to us at the shop, visit or call 01704 536948.”