10:50am Tuesday 21st February 2012
Cats Protection Sutton and Cheam branch wants local cat lovers to give up some of their time this Lent.
Since the branch opened in 1982, volunteers have worked tirelessly for felines in Sutton.
Since 2000 they have re-homed 1,677 cats and kittens and neutered 1,611.
However, as the demand for their services grow on a daily basis, the charity really needs extra help.
Christine Crewe, the branch coordinator said: "Instead of giving up the usual things for Lent, such as chocolate, we’d really appreciate it if people could give up some of their free time to help local cats.
"Working with Cats Protection is a fun and rewarding experience, particularly if you have a skill that would benefit the charity or would like to develop new skills by taking on a fresh challenge.
"Our volunteers gain a great deal of satisfaction helping cats get a second chance in life."
The branch is part of the charity’s nationwide network of 257 volunteer-run branches and 30 adoption centres that together help over 230,000 cats each year.
More than 8,000 volunteers across the UK fill a variety of roles including administration, transporting cats and fundraising.
If you are interested contact Cats Protection’s Sutton and Cheam branch on 080800 191919.
They will hold a volunteers open day on Saturday February 25 at Cheam Parochial Halls between 10am and 1pm.
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