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5th August 2019

Volunteer and local cat lover Sue Carter is lacing up her walking boots on Saturday 31 August to raise funds for Cats Protection’s Skegness, Spilsby & Alford Branch.

Cats Protection volunteer holding a catAfter a tough year, Sue and her sister Karen decided they wanted to do something together to raise funds for the branch that Sue volunteers for.

Sue and Karen are both taking part in TrekFest - The Peaks, walking a total of 15 miles while admiring views of the beautiful Peak District. They hope people will support them by giving generously to beat their £500 target.

“Last year was very tough – our mother passed away in October after a series of bad falls and heart problems,” said Sue.

“Now that things have got back to normal, Karen and I decided that we wanted to do something together as sisters. We talked about holidays, trips etc. and then we came across TrekFest challenges – this was just what we wanted, something to focus on while raising funds and hopefully getting fit!”

Sue has volunteered for the Skegness Branch for the last six months and is determined to achieve her goal of raising £500.

She added: “I volunteer with a group of like-minded people who are passionate about the welfare and safety of cats. 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 – any donation, no matter how small, will be much appreciated.”

Kay Wilding, Branch Development Manager, said: “People choose to take part in fundraising activities for Cats Protection for many reasons – maybe a personal challenge, to do something as part of a team or as an incentive to get fit. However, what unites all of the people who raise money for us is a love of cats, as every penny they raise will help cats in need.

“We’re really grateful to Sue and Karen for taking part in this challenge and we’ll all be cheering them on!”

Anyone wishing to sponsor Sue and Karen can do so by visiting: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sue-carter13

If you would like to take part in a challenge, and help raise funds for your local Cats Protection branch or adoption centre, you can contact the fundraising events team on 01825 741960/events@cats.org.uk or visit the website www.cats.org.uk/challenge

More information about Cats Protection’s Skegness, Spilsby & Alford Branch can be found here: www.cats.org.uk/skegness

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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 Skegness, Spilsby & Alford Branch is part of a national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 36 centres that help around 200,000 cats and kittens each year.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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