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£555raised of £500 target by 35 supporters

Weʼre raising £500 to help the cats and kittens of Skiathos

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Derbyshire

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We three girls of Nottinghamshire are,

going to the dales to walk very far,

raising some money for cats who are lonely

giving them a bright new start.

The Skiathos Cat Welfare Association has for many years provided shelter, food and most importantly love to hundreds of cats on the Greek island of Skiathos. Due to sad and unforeseen circumstances, the charity's home is being put up for sale and around 200 cats face being out in the cold this Christmas, also putting the chance to help the cats on the island in the future in jeopardy. A number of tiny kittens and blind cats are currently in the charity's care; the prospect of these vulnerable cats having to spend the cold wet winter outside does not bear thinking about.

The cost to purchase a new premises for the charity could be in the region of £150,000, which is a substantial amount of money. However, with the help and support of animal lovers around the world, we are confident that we can reach the target and find a brand new home where the cats can be safe and cared for.

Becky, Cara and I will be heading to mine and Becky's homeland of Derbyshire on 17th February 2018 to walk the approximately 22 mile route from 'The Cat and Fiddle' near Buxton, down through the valleys and dales of the Peak District to Ilam...dressed as cats! Yes it will be cold and yes it will be humiliating, but any amount of money you can spare for this great cause, no matter how small, would be so very much appreciated to help secure the future of the vulnerable cats of Skiathos.

To find out more about the Skiathos Cat Welfare Association please visit

https://m.facebook.com/skiathoscatwelfareassociation/ or http://www.skiathos-cats.org

For anyone who would like to donate food or medical items directly to the charity, please visit

https://www.freewebstore.org/Skiathos-Cats-Food-Store

Thank you.

Photographs kindly supplied by supporters of SCWA.

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  • Helen Bennett6 days ago
    Helen Bennett

    Helen Bennett

    6 days ago

    Today feels like the morning after the night before! Yesterday was tough going as we battled through four seasons in one day, but thanks to all your kind words and support we made it! Thank you to everyone who has donated and shared our cause, I will update you all with the final total in the next few days, your generosity for the cats in Skiathos is so very much appreciated.xx

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  • Helen Bennett18 days ago
    Helen Bennett

    Helen Bennett

    18 days ago

    Thank you so much to everyone who has donated and offered their support so far! Including offline donations, our total currently stands at £227! On behalf of Oscar and all the Skiathos Cats, thank you so much!

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 21, 2018

    brilliant effort completing your long catwalk

  • Clare Tasker

    Clare Tasker

    Feb 20, 2018

    Well done guys - what a great cause :)

    £5.00

  • Jack Cropper

    Jack Cropper

    Feb 19, 2018

    Well done Girls! Cara threatened me with no more cups of tea if I didn't donate :)

    £10.00

  • Cara Callingham

    Cara Callingham

    Feb 18, 2018

    From my nana! Xx

    £10.00

  • Chris Howland

    Chris Howland

    Feb 18, 2018

    £10.00

  • Cara Callingham

    Cara Callingham

    Feb 18, 2018

    Love from Cara's clan!! Xx

    £30.00

  • Janice Gould

    Janice Gould

    Feb 18, 2018

    Well done Becky & friends! From Janice & Tony

    £10.00

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Helen Bennett

Derbyshire

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