A spectacular event was held on Saturday, August 12, by Launceston & District Cats Protection at the Parkhouse Centre, Bude, organised by the dedicated team of  fundraising volunteers.

The room was filled with stalls containing everything from delicious homemade cakes to quality clothes, interesting and rare bric-a-brac, books for children and adults, beautiful craft items, lots of linen, hundreds of CDs and DVDs, assorted paintings, piles of jigsaws to suit all ages, attractive jewellery, miscellaneous cat-themed items, toys, raffle, tombola and not forgetting, the ever-popular homemade jams and chutneys, curtesy of the volunteers.

In addition to the Cats Protection stalls there were nine guest stalls featuring a combination of local animal charities, Born to be Wild and Hilltop Animal Haven, plus some very talented crafters selling their own interesting handmade items. Thank you for sharing the hall with us at this event!

Sue Medland, fundraising team leader, said: “Cats Protection are delighted to have raised just under £1,260 which will contribute enormously towards helping our cats. A huge thank you to everyone who made this possible, both supporters and volunteers. We couldn’t do it without you.

“Our branch is always looking for new volunteers to assist in fundraising activities, cat socialising and pen cleaning. Most of the cats that come into our care are housed in a multi-pen site near Launceston and they arrive for any number of reasons. If you are interested in volunteering please visit our website www.cats.org.uk/launceston under the Volunteering page or call 01566 456146.

“We look forward to seeing you at future events and a list of all remaining events for 2023 can be found under the Events page on our website www.cats.org.uk/launceston or keep a look out on Facebook, Launceston-District-Cats-Protection-Branch.”