Cat-loving Swindon MP names animal rescue as his charity of the week

By Barrie Hudson - 1 June 2023

  • Sir Robert Buckland and a furry friend

    Sir Robert Buckland and a furry friend

South Swindon MP Sir Robert Buckland has announced that Cricklade-based RSPCA Oak & Furrows is his charity of the week.

The organisation is the latest local good cause to have its work highlighted by the MP.

He said: "As an animal lover myself, I was delighted to adopt a grey tabby cat named Mrs Landingham (Mrs L for short) through an animal welfare charity back in January 2021, and I am very supportive of the work of these excellent charities.

"RSPCA Oka and Furrows, located in Cricklade, rescues and cares for thousands of animals a year, including many here in South Swindon.

"The charity’s mission is to prevent cruelty, promote kindness and alleviate the suffering of animals by promoting the five fundamental needs for all animals; the need for a suitable environment, the need for a suitable diet, the need to exhibit normal behaviour patterns, and the need to be protected from pain, suffering, injury, and disease."

Currently, the charity is calling for donations of unwanted clothes to supply its chain of 10 charity shops in the region, which help to support running costs at the centre. Swindon people can help by donating to the shop in The Parade in the town centre.

Further information about the charity and its work can be found at

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