Freightliner : feline-friendly to the tune of £500 ...
16 March 2020
Cat-lover Monika Brotherson, who works for a major multinational – Freightliner – presented North Birmingham Cats Protection with a cheque for £500 after submitting a ‘purrfect pitch' in her firm’s appeal for worthy charity nominations.
And, after a small hitch, when the e-mail informing the branch of Monika’s successful bid dropped into the CP spam folder, all was hastily put right and on Sunday 15 March, the purrfect presentation was made.
Say Nicole Evans, NBCP coordinator: “On behalf of the cats, it’s purrs and thanks to Monika for thinking of us and taking the time and trouble to put together a purrfect pitch to Freightliner’s corporate communications team, who wanted to ‘encourage as many nominations as possible to support worthy causes’ – and here we are - one of the charities chosen - £500 the richer! And we’ll be using the donation to help needy cats and kittens in the North Birmingham area. Our priorities in our cat work are as always – education, neutering, and rehoming.”
Monika joined Freightliner in January 2019, relocating from London to work as Billing Manager for the G & W UK Shared Service Centre. She now lives in Great Barr with her husband and two rescue cats.
“Of course,” says Monika, “I brought my own two CP rescue cats with me – Mr James Bond and his sister Daisy. My husband works from home, so the cats get all the fuss and attention they deserve. It was lovely to meet with volunteers Nicole and her husband Richard, Sheila, Jenny and Richard the photographer – and super-puss Sam the softest rescue cat ever. I volunteered at a local CP branch when I worked in London, and was amazed to discover that branches are entirely run by volunteers. Every branch is different but the important thing to all of them is to save the cats. I’m delighted that Freightliner’s donation will go to neutering and helping save the cats where I’m now based – North Birmingham.”