WHATSOC? RSPCA!

Have you ever wanted to raise money to help protect a certain animal? Or are you just someone with a profound love for them? Either way, the newly formed RSPCASoc […]


Have you ever wanted to raise money to help protect a certain animal? Or are you just someone with a profound love for them? Either way, the newly formed RSPCASoc is the one for you. The Tab caught up with society president, Tatiana Sieff, to see what it’s all about.

Some fundraising already in action

Some fundraising already in action

First of all, when did you set up the society?

We officially got affiliated in December!

So quite recently then, what made you decide to set up the society and who is it for?

Gen (VP) and I set up the society because of our interest and love for animals, we also had interest from others. The RSPCA is a huge charity but can be overlooked. The society is for everyone – if people have a specific issue or case they are particularly passionate about and want to fundraise for, we can make that happen.

How many members are in the society, is it a mix of boys and girls?

There’s about 60 members altogether, mostly girls. There are a few boys on our Facebook group, but we’re hoping to recruit a few more.

Do you all meet up to go on socials then? How’s the fundraising going? 

We’re having our debut social in Jesters after Easter – animal fancy dress of course. And we’ve also done a bit of fundraising on campus but planning on loads more in the future…cake sales, movie nights, sponsored runs etc…

All ready to raise some money!

All ready to raise some money!

Animal fancy dress does sound a lot of fun! What would you say to encourage people who are thinking of joining?

Do it! As a society, we won’t take up too much of your time. RSPCASoc can be shaped however you like, there’s so many different campaigns going on and ways to get involved. Charity work always looks great on the CV… And who doesn’t love cute puppies?

True. I’m more of a Meerkat man myself. Now for the important quick-fire questions…

Jesters Monday or Sobar Tuesday?

Sobar Tuesday!

I definitely agree with you there!

And last, but by no means least…Soton Tab or Wessex Scene?

Soton Tab.

Well there you have it. If you’re thinking about joining RSPCASoc, then jump over to their Facebook group for further information.

A special thanks to Tat and the RSPCA Soc for their time. And good luck with the fundraising!