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29th July 2019

Cats Protection’s Horncastle & District Branch is on the prowl for volunteers to help with its fundraising activities.

The charity has been helping cats and kittens in the local area since 1989 and this year, is celebrating the branch’s 30th anniversary.

Jo McPherson, Regional Fundraising Manager, said: “Volunteers raising funds in their spare time has played a huge part to the branch’s success over the years. Their dedication to helping cats and their help towards organising events, raffles and much more, is inspirational.”

Since January, the volunteer-run branch has rehomed more than 30 cats. This is made possible thanks to the kind donations and support from cat-loving members of the public.

Emma Marshall-Telfer is currently the branch’s treasurer and has been volunteering her time for the last two years. She said: “We’re always on the lookout for volunteers and are especially in need of fundraisers.”

“Volunteer fundraisers have the exciting and varied role of helping plan and deliver local fundraising events. We’re looking for someone with a few hours to spare each week to use their passion for cats and people to plan cake sales, barn dances, quiz nights – and everything in between!”

Emma, along with fellow volunteer Louise Darrington, will be heading into Sherwood Forest on Saturday 14 September, running a total of 100 miles in 30 hours as part of the Robin Hood 100 Trail. They hope to beat their target of raising £1,000 for the branch.

“The money raised from all our events, and our 100-mile run, will go a long way to helping local cats and kittens. As little as 20p will feed a cat or kitten for a day, £5 could pay towards a veterinary health check for a kitten and £10 can help provide specialist milk to keep a litter of orphaned kittens alive,” added Emma.

To donate to Emma and Louise’s 100-mile run, people should visit: http://bit.ly/EmmaAndLouiseRunning100MilesForCats

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer fundraiser for Cats Protection’s Horncastle & District Branch should email enquires@horncastle.cats.org.uk, call 0345 2602 830 or visit www.cats.org.uk/horncastle to find out more information.

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For further information or an interview, please contact Cats Protection’s Media Office on 01825 741 911, at media.office@cats.org.uk, or @CPMediaTeam on Twitter.

Notes to editors

1.Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland). The charity’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
2.Founded as the Cats Protection League in 1927, the charity adopted the name Cats Protection in 1998. We ask that you use the name Cats Protection when referring to the charity.
More information about the work of the Horncastle & District Branch can be found at www.cats.org.uk/horncastle

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