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Closed 18/12/2019

raised of £250 target by 72 supporters

    Weʼve raised £851 to Westgate Ark Cat Homing Centre

    Funded on Wednesday, 18th December 2019

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    Westgate Ark is a social enterprise based in the West End of Newcastle which takes in stray, unwanted and feral cats and kittens, and finds them the best homes possible. Their cat homing centre takes in rescued cats and cats whose owners have had to give them up They also run an Alley Cat Cafe which will soon hold rescue cats and kittens available for rehoming, as well as a support shop trying to raise funds for the cats and the running of the centre. They also have a strong social media presence, regularly updating followers with their work and helping to reunite lost cats and their owners.

    I'm a regular visitor to their shop and cafe and the staff are so wonderful, kind and passionate about animals that I wanted to show support and run the Great North Run this year for them. The Great North Run raises so much money for the well known charities, but as pets can give so much comfort to people who are in ill health and suffering that I thought I'd run for one of the lesser known organizations. Please visit their website: or their facebook page: to see how committed they are.

    And please, please, please think about sponsoring me to help me get to the finish line. I've had a knee injury this year and am nowhere near as fit as I was. But the thought of raising money for all those poor abandoned cats will keep me going!



    • Joanne Schofield6 months ago
      Joanne Schofield

      Joanne Schofield

      6 months ago

      Well folks, we did it. In 1 hour & 52 mins which is nothing short of a miracle! The wonderful spectators & the very generous donations helped us all along the way, especially miles 9-12 which were absolute killers, not helped with the sun constantly beating down on us. That cloud at the end was nowhere to be seen on the John Reid Road! So far I have raised just over £850. You have all been super generous & I can't thank you all enough. And I know Westgate Ark will feel the same. We may have ran the 13 miles but you are all heroes too.

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    • Anonymous


      Sep 10, 2019

      Great work Joanne. Moray, Malt & Barley, all former Ark cats now living it up with us would like to say "Thanks for keeping the magic alive, so more cats can benefit"


    • Paul Schofield

      Paul Schofield

      Sep 9, 2019

      Well done lass from the Schofield fam xxx


    • david spours

      david spours

      Sep 9, 2019

      From Mel x


    • Cheryl Ord

      Cheryl Ord

      Sep 9, 2019

      Well Done Joanne - you are an inspiration!


    • Anonymous


      Sep 8, 2019


    • Joyce Mason

      Joyce Mason

      Sep 8, 2019

      U go girls Cats r us 🐾❣️🐾❣️🐾❣️


    • Hollie Conway

      Hollie Conway

      Sep 8, 2019

      I adopted my two kittens from the ark! Such a fab local cause :) well done x


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