LETTER: Feline great after charity event

Many thanks to all those who supported us this year and attended our coffee morning at Merton Stables. We were holding our breath for good weather and although it wasn’t great, it didn’t put people off.

We’re building up our volunteer numbers and we had 20 helpers to make sure the day went well. They did a cracking job selling a fantastic number of home bakes, plants, bric a brac and tombola tickets. Not forgetting Roberta Lewis and Moira McQuaker in charge of the kitchen serving morning teas and coffees, then soup over lunchtime. With the generosity of the public and the hard work of our volunteers, the day brought in £901 for Cats Protection. One of our new volunteers, Sophie Warren, was working hard on the cake stall. Sophie has recently joined us as a fosterer and is looking after two lovely cats while they are waiting for a new home. She has also set up a Facebook page for Cats Protection and is making it active. Sandi McKinnon sold handmade quilts in aid of her “Kenyan Adventure” – and took £150. This will go towards funding the development of a school in Kenya. A number of Wigtownshire folk are involved in this charity. Many thanks to everyone who donated and to our helpers.

Anyone wishing to find out more about Cats Protection in the Wigtownshire area or is interested in adopting a cat should visit our web page www.stranraer.cats.org.uk or call 0845 371 2759

Sally Adam,

Cats Protection, Stranraer & District.