|Honey - my favourite cat at The Centre|
In other news though, it was the Open Day of the branch of Cats Protection where I volunteer yesterday. My parents came down especially (they love cats!) and I even managed to convince my husband to go ( who doesn't love cats). The Centre wants to renovate the whole site so this was a fundraising day, as well as an opportunity for people to meet the cats with a view to hopefully re-homing some of them!
There was a great array of stalls, with tombola, raffle, bric-a-brac, homemade cakes and cards and a BBQ with seriously good cheeseburgers! There was also ferret racing, a new one on me! Ferrets are seriously weird - but also strangely cute. The handlers brought the ferrets round before the races for a cuddle and to introduce them to the crowds. Close up their faces are cute but their bodies are just weird. Unfortunately after showing intial promise, the ferret I bet on (Haribo - what a class name!) decided to have a rest halfway through and let me down, but I still got a free pencil just for entering. What more could you want?!
|An amazing homemade donated cake|
There was also a stage for bands and acts, some which were good, some which were downright weird, but overall a good background noise for a busy day, and lovely weather! It was really busy throughout the two hours we were there, which was really promising for hopefully a good fundraising haul. I spoke to a few of the volunteers and there was good interest in the cats too - with 8 reserved pending home-checks. Fingers crossed they all go to loving new homes!
I won three times on the tombola - a bottle of Bucks Fizz, some body lotion and box of chocolates. Can't be bad! My mum and dad won a bottle of port too, and some sweeties. I think between us all including food and entry fee we donated around £50, so after the Open Day, we headed back to mine for a chicken roast, and a few glasses of wine to celebrate a job well done and relax!