Fri. Nov 27th, 2020

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Fundraisers needed to add cash to the kitty for Island cats

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A cat adoption centre in Ryde is hosting a volunteering day for people with spare time and skills to share, which will benefit the Island’s needy cats.

On Saturday 7 March Cats Protection’s Isle of Wight Adoption Centre will be opening its doors for a drop-in event between midday and 2pm for potential  volunteers who would like to champion the charity’s fundraising in support of its feline welfare work.

A variety of volunteer fundraising roles are currently available at the centre on Marlborough Road for anyone who would like to set up and run events ranging from hosting stands at music festivals and country fairs to setting up pub quizzes, charity days and more.

Fundraising events team leaders will be supporting and encouraging a team of event helpers to create fun, exciting and interactive fundraising opportunities. They will be planning fundraising events with their team; allocating tasks to each of the helpers as well as keeping financial records from fundraising events.

Fundraising event helpers will have the exciting role of being the face of Cats Protection at local events and providing the link between members of the public and the charity. The money collected makes a significant contribution to improving the lives of local cats. Tasks may include manning stalls at fundraising events and chatting with the public; setting up stalls, merchandise, raffles or games and information stands; generating fundraising ideas and gathering knowledge of potential fundraising opportunities while sharing their passion for cat welfare and promoting Cats Protection.

Emma Duffield, the centre’s Volunteer Team Leader, says: “We are really looking forward to meeting lots of new people at our volunteering day who we hope to ultimately welcome into our fundraising team.

“We hugely value each of our volunteers and offer lots of training, advice, support and guidance to ensure volunteering is enjoyable and fun, while also being vital to the centre’s success.

“As a volunteer we aim to ensure that you feel you are directly contributing to the care of the cats, as well as having the chance to learn new skills, meet new people and form new friendships. If this sounds right for you, we can’t wait to hear from you.”

Training is given in all areas and previous experience is not always necessary. For further information visit https://www.cats.org.uk/isleofwight/get-involved call in to the centre, give a call on 03000 120 251 or email Emma directly via isleofwight.vtl@cats.org.uk