The charity shop, which was officially opened on 16 June this year, will help secure the volunteer-run branch’s future and ensure it can help more cats in the area by generating extra funds.
|The Cats Protection Horsham team outside the new shop|
As well as providing these much needed funds, Anna Portnoi, Branch Coordinator for the Horsham & District Branch, has said that the shop will also be a focal point for all branch activity and since opening has already created a buzz within the town and among its supporters.
The gift that has made the shop possible was left in the will of a local cat lover and keen supporter. Jan Tudhope, Horsham & District Branch Treasurer says: “Legacies are not only transformative for the branch but a lasting testament to the donor’s love of cats… their memory is very much alive.”
The new Horsham shop is just one of the ways in which gifts in wills help us to carry out our work. Without the kindness of people who remember Cats Protection in their wills we would not be the charity we are today. From finding forever homes for unwanted cats and kittens to inspiring the cat owners of tomorrow, these special gifts fund almost half of everything we do.
This week is ‘Remember a Charity in your Will Week’ – what better time to consider helping cats in this special way? Cats Protection can even help you with the cost of writing a will through our current free wills offer.
If you would like to find out more about leaving a gift to Cats Protection and our free will offer, please visit www.cats.org.uk/giftsinwills You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01825 741 271.