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Young boy’s act of kindness helps unwanted cats

20 May 2016
Young boy’s act of kindness helps unwanted cats

An eight-year-old boy who won an award for carrying out 100 acts of kindness has just added another one to this list – donating £250 of his prize money to Cats Protection.

Bailey Sloan won Rotary International’s Young Citizen Award after he embarked on a project to carry out 100 acts of kindness. His selfless deeds included everything from presenting passers-by with flowers to leaving chocolate gifts for the postman and even spending his time clearing litter from the beach.

Bailey, who has ADHD and autism, was awarded with a trophy for his kindness as well as £500 to split between his chosen charities – Cats Protection and Llamau, a homeless charity.

He also has three cats of his own – Mog, Pink Loveheart and Ginger Beauty, and explained his love for all things feline: “I chose to give to Cats Protection because I adore and care for cats, they are adorable creatures and kindness is magic.”

The talented youngster was invited to visit Cats Protection’s Bridgend Adoption Centre last week to hand over the cheque in a presentation, also attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Bridgend, Councillor Richard Young and his wife Annette.

Centre Manager Sue Dobbs explained that it was a privilege to meet such an inspirational boy like Bailey and gave him a guided tour of the centre so that he would see for himself how the donation would be put to good use.

“I was very touched by Bailey’s 100 random acts of kindness. He is very enthusiastic and has an obvious passion for cats. We feel honoured that we were one of his chosen charities to receive part of his prize money for winning his Young Citizen Award.”

If you’d like to find out more about Bailey’s 100 acts of kindness, watch his Youtube video by clicking here.