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Closed 29/11/2016

£1,510raised of £1,100 target by 86 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,510 to Adopt Cat a tree in Westonbirt Arboretum

    Reading, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Tuesday, 29th November 2016

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    After losing Cat so suddenly and unexpectedly in October 2016, a huge hole has opened up in so many lives. Everyone has their individual memories and place which remind them of cat, from Malmesbury, Cardiff, Stroud, Anglesey and Edinburgh to her playroom, the Lord John and her bed! But with Cat always off on her spontaneous adventures, there doesn't seem to be one single place that people associate with her.

    And that's where Westonbirt comes in! Cat loved Westonbirt, a huge arboretum on the edge of Gloucestershire, and it holds many happy memories of autumnal family walks, illuminated adventures in the forest and intimate music concerts. Over the summer this year, she worked in the cafe there, bringing back hilarious anecdotes of her day behind the ice cream counter!

    We've decided to adopt a tree in the arboretum there as a surprise Christmas gift for her family, in the hopes that we can ease even a little bit of the pain of the first Christmas without her. We hope that it will give not just her family, but also her extensive group of friends, a beautiful place where they can go and remember her, and somewhere which will be there year after year after year.

    It costs £1000 plus admin fees to adopt a tree, which comes with a plaque with her name, some commemorative words and a little bit of info about the tree. We haven't yet chosen the tree but it's going to be colourful, unique and in full bloom around the month of October. We need to raise £1100 in order to adopt the tree in time for Christmas, with anything raised above this to be donated to Malmesbury Abbey - and we need your help!!

    We're not asking for a specific amount, just that you give what you can - be it a little or a lot - to help us reach our target!

    Thank you so much for reading this far, and thank you thank you thank you in advance for your donation xxx

    PS - Remember, this is a surprise, so please please don't share it in a way that it might get back to the family, shhh!!



    • Imogen Ducker

      Imogen Ducker

      12 days ago

      Imogen Ducker

      In just under two weeks we've managed to raise an amazing total of £1500!!! I'm still speechless at the unbelievable generosity of everyone who's donated and cannot thank you all enough, I, and so many others, have been so touched by how this turned out. I'm closing the donations tonight in order to hopefully get the tree finished before christmas, but thank you again, and I will keep you all updated on the tree's progress! xxx

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    • Imogen Ducker

      Imogen Ducker

      24 days ago

      Imogen Ducker

      Although the target has been reached, I'm leaving the page open so you can still donate! Anything raised beyond this point will either be donated to Malmesbury Abbey, used on an additional commemorative plaque or object, or presented to Cat's family to do what they feel most appropriate with it. Once again, thank you to everyone, this has been a truly amazing 24 hours - let's see how long we can keep it going!!

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    • Imogen Ducker

      Imogen Ducker

      24 days ago

      Imogen Ducker

      Just want to say the biggest of thank you's to every single person who has helped reach the target! I'm absolutely speechless that within 24 hours we've got more than we ever set out to raise, the generosity of you all is so touching. Especially thank you to the anonymous donor who tipped us over the edge - as I can't thank you personally, this message of gratitude will have to suffice - thank you so much! xxx

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    • Elis Doyle

      Elis Doyle

      Nov 29, 2016

      Sleep well Cat x


    • Nana


      Nov 27, 2016

      This is such a thoughtful idea and I want to say very well done xxxx


    • Elizabeth Bloor

      Elizabeth Bloor

      Nov 25, 2016


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    Imogen Ducker

    Imogen Ducker

    Reading, United Kingdom

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