Cat charity is given generous donation

The presentation of the cheque
The presentation of the cheque

AN EASTBOURNE cat charity has received a generous donation from a local supermarket.

Cats Protection had a helping hand from Waitrose’s Eastbourne store through the supermarket’s Community Matters scheme.

The Cats Protection Eastbourne Adoption Centre was named as one of the charities to benefit through the charity initiative.

At the end of the month Waitrose count up all the tokens that customers have placed into the respective charity boxes and donate money to each of the three charities that have been chosen for that month.

The Friends of Eastbourne Adoption Centre received a cheque for £275 which will benefit all the cats that come into the adoption centre and need some tender loving care.

Vicki Kemp, co-ordinator of the Friends, said “It is so wonderful that Waitrose was kind enough to donate this money to our course as it will help to rescue, rehome and rehabilitate so many cats – and kittens, especially as it is coming into kitten season again.

“Our role as the Friends of Eastbourne Adoption Centre is purely to fundraise as much as we can, so we can help the adoption centre to purchase much needed items to help care for all the unwanted cats and kittens.

“We are at present fundraising to pay for a new maternity block, as our old one is in need of major repairs, and it was felt it was time to go ahead and give the mums and babies a nice new home.

“Thank you to Waitrose and especially to Tracy Roberts, the Community Matters co-ordinator who has been very helpful, and to that end we do have a bucket collection at Waitrose in Eastbourne on Saturday August 6, so anyone that would like to support us please come along and see us.”

To find out more about the charity call 01323 762143 or 07512 841992, or email