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30th Birthday

A summer of celebrations is planned to mark our 30th birthday (that's 136 in cat years!) at Downham Market Adoption Centre and the whole community is invited. While Covid restrictions prevent the team holding the party we would have wished for, staff & volunteers at the centre have come up with a number of activities, including a virtual balloon race and other online fun.

Since opening its doors on 19 July 1991, the centre has cared for more than 20,000 cats from across Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and further afield, and the need to provide sanctuary and to support better cat welfare doesn’t show any sign of letting up.

To commemorate the 30 years past and the 30 years to come, we'd love for you to join us to celebrate our successes and remember our past volunteers, staff, cats and supporters with some nostalgia!

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS - For our actual birthday on the 19th we are having some fun on social media! Follow our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram pages throughout the day to see how we are celebrating. The action continues throughout the week, so keep your ear to the ground and your eye on our pages :)   

Below are some of the events we are holding this year, just click on the links to find out more about them.

Virtual Balloon Race - Our environmentally friendly version of a real balloon race! Buy a balloon, choose a colour and add a message. We launch the balloons on our birthday 19th July! 

Birthday Cake - Classic Catering Norfolk are selling cupcakes, with all proceeds coming to the adoption centre.

G.E.A.R - Cat Care Assistant Jess, is taking on the challenge of the Great East Anglia Run. 

3 Million Steps Challenge
 - Cat Care Assistants, Catherine & Leah have given themselves the staggering feat of walking 3 million steps from April to July!


Radio Advert
 - Radio West Norfolk are running an advert for us to publicise our birthday, listen in to Simon Rowe online!

Flo Perry Commission Raffle - More details to follow

Memories - We are compiling any memories, nostalgia and messages from our past supporters, volunteers and staff. If you have a memory to share please email norfolk.volunteering@cats.org.uk with subject line 'AC Memories'.

Virtual Cat Show - The cat show is running between Tuesday 17 - Wednesday 25 August. There are 4 categories - Kittens, Adults, Golden Oldies & Cat in a box for ytou to enter. Please email your entries to fundraising@downhgam.cats.org.uk and visit our Just giving page for more details and how to donate...... https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cats-protection-downham-market-ac9

Murder Mystery Event - More details to follow


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