Jains support RSPCA


On Saturday, September 12, the Manchester Jain Samaj organised a packed day of activities to raise funds for the RSPCA – their main fundraiser of the year.

In the morning of a very hot and sunny day, I joined some 60 of the Jain community for a 5 mile sponsored walk in the local area. Accompanied by four drummers, we made quite a noticeable group among the shoppers in Didsbury and Longsight, all wearing our Jain-RSPCA T shirts, which bore on the back the words Stop Cruelty to Animals – Live and Let Live.

Back at their Samaj – community centre –  we had our free brunch of pizza and pasta and socialised before the Nache Baliye – Dance Competition. The competitors, who had had the benefit of expert training beforehand, ranged from age 3 to 53.

We stayed for a session of Deal or no Deal. To follow, were an Auction and Raffle, Fire Walk and Glass Walk and then dinner.

Many thanks to our Jain friends for a warm welcome once again. We value your friendship and hope to maintain connections with you.

How much did the Jain Samaj Manchester raise for the RSPCA? A staggering £11,400.  Many congratulations from all of us in Quaker Concern for Animals!

~ Marian.