New Bristol charity shop becomes Cats Protection's 100th store

30 September 2016
New Bristol charity shop becomes Cats Protection

New Bristol charity shop becomes Cats Protection’s 100th store!

A new Cats Protection charity shop opened in Henleaze today - becoming the 100th store opening for the UK’s largest cat charity.

The charity’s landmark shop, in Henleaze Road, will raise funds for Cats Protection’s Bristol & District Branch to help unwanted and abandoned cats in the area.

With a range of good quality second-hand clothes, toys, books and household items, the store will also stock a range of new cat-related merchandise.

Cats Protection Area Retail Manager Rhian Parry said: “We are delighted to have opened our 100th shop in such a fantastic city where the community has always been so supportive of our work.

“There was a great buzz during our opening day with lots of people dropping in to snap up a bargain and wish us luck.

“All the profits from the shop will go directly to help unwanted and abandoned cats in Bristol so anyone can make a difference to feline welfare by either shopping in the store or by donating goods for sale.”

She added that the charity was keen to hear from anyone who would be interested in helping out at the shop.

“Volunteering in one of our shops is a great way to combine meeting new people and friends with helping to give unwanted and abandoned cats a second chance in life. Even if you only have a few hours spare a month, it all helps make a difference.”

The new shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9am until 5pm and on Sundays from 10am until 4pm. Donations should be delivered during shop opening hours. For more information or to check the items which can be accepted, please call 01179 624269.

Cats Protection is the UK’s largest cat charity, helping around 500 cats a day – or 200,000 cats every year - through a network of over 250 volunteer-led branches and 32 centres.

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Notes to Editors:

1.     Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and helps 500 cats a day – or around 200,000 cats each year - through a national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 32 centres.

2.     Cats Protection’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.

3.     Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland).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 in all published material.

4.     More information about the work of Cats Protection can be found at www.cats.org.uk