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Festive fundraiser boosts the kitty!

27 November 2019
Festive fundraiser boosts the kitty!

Volunteers from Gateshead and Newcastle Branch are celebrating after their Christmas Fair raised over £1,200 to help local cats and kittens in need.

Scores of supporters from across the area braved the wintery weather last Saturday to attend the annual fundraising event.

Held at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church in Low Fell, wares included homemade crafts, gifts and merchandise, not to mention the ever-popular raffle and tombola.

This year’s cake stall was stocked by an army of cat-loving bakers who turned out in force to make sure there was plenty of sweet treats to sell.

Local illustrator Naomi Austin once again volunteered her expert face (and arm) painting skills in return for donations. Meanwhile, former Cats Protection cat Mr Ginger delighted attendees and enjoyed his role as centre of attention.

The profits of £1,258 will be invaluable in funding the work of Gateshead and Newcastle Branch as it continues to help unwanted cats and kittens in the year ahead.

A huge thank you to all of our generous supporters, but a special thanks to all who donated their wonderful cakes: Jean Hay, Tom Parker, Louise Clifford, Joanne JB Bell, Lisa Berry, Ann Barrass, Louise Borrell, Baked by Charlie Cakery and Lona Hawdon.