Cat Protection League fear store work may hide image

Various scaffolding in and around Eastbourne, 28th June 2013 E27046P'T.J.Hughes, Seaside Road, Eastbourne
Various scaffolding in and around Eastbourne, 28th June 2013 E27046P'T.J.Hughes, Seaside Road, Eastbourne
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The Cats Protection Society in Eastbourne is urgently looking for volunteers to continue its good work in the town.

It comes at a time when the charity fears major renovation work to the nearby TJ Hughes store in Seaside Road may be hampering its efforts.

Roz Murray, deputy manager of the town centre charity shop, said she is looking to recruit staff for Tuesday,Friday and Saturday mornings as well as Saturday and Wednesday afternoons.

She explained that volunteers play a vital role in the day-to-day running of the shop, which in turn means more cats can be cared for.

Eastbourne Cats Protection is one of 250 volunteer run shops in the charity’s national network of shops and adoption centres.

Currently, the Cats Protection Society has around 6,200 cats in its care at any one time across the country in need of homes and they help over 235,000 cats and kittens every year. ”

The Eastbourne charity said they were concerned that because of the renovation of the neighbouring T.J.Hughes store, their Seaside Road shop will go unnoticed by the public and, in turn, they will lose vital donations and volunteers needed to keep it running.

This has provided a sense of urgency in the need for more quality, second hand donations as well as volunteers to provide a face for the public.

Roz added: “The revenue the shop generates is used to supply essential cat rehoming services.

“Without this support, the charity may have to turn away many unwanted cats.”

For more details call Roz Murray on 01323 733888.