Staff and volunteers raise more than £300 for Cats Protection

PUBLISHED: 14:01 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:01 19 July 2018

Staff and volunteers raise more than £300 for Cats Protection at a fundraising event. Picture: Submitted

Staff and volunteers raise more than £300 for Cats Protection at a fundraising event. Picture: Submitted

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Staff at Ely rail station teamed up with volunteers from the local branch of Cats Protection raised more than £300 for local cats and kittens in need.

Staff and volunteers raise more than £300 for Cats Protection at a fundraising event. Picture: SubmittedStaff and volunteers raise more than £300 for Cats Protection at a fundraising event. Picture: Submitted

The fundraiser, which was held on platform one, included a stall with Cats Protection new goods, a cat photo competition and details and photos of cats and kittens that are currently looking for a new home.

Several volunteers manned the stalls and were able to give help and advice on all things cat related.

The staff at Ely Railway Station - Eileen, Becci, Amanda and Shaun - sold homemade cakes, dressed up as cats, and entertained everyone who visited the stall. Eileen also donated hand-crafted items for sale.

Staff and volunteers raise more than £300 for Cats Protection at a fundraising event. Picture: SubmittedStaff and volunteers raise more than £300 for Cats Protection at a fundraising event. Picture: Submitted

Theresa Langford, membership officer at Ely & District Cats Protection, said: “With Shaun’s encouraging station announcements and a sweepstake held at Cambridge Railway station, an amazing total of £324.25 was raised.

“We also had support from Ely’s local celebrity cat and big fan of Ely & Cats Protection – Garfield the Sainsbury’s cat. “He apparently pestered his dad David into also giving us a huge donation.”

Theresa addeds: “I would like to say thank you so much to those customers of Greater Anglia who contributed to our fundraising on the day – we could not support the local cats without public help”.

For more information contact Cats Protection’s Ely and District Branch on 01353 699430, visit www.ely.cats.org.uk or search Cats Protection – Ely and District Branch on Facebook.

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