Wightlink support local cat charity

Wightlink are hoping to help Island cats have a purr-fect Christmas this year by supporting their steward and cat lover Anni Ruecroft’s appeal for a small Wroxall-based cat rehoming centre, Nine Lives.

The centre is funded entirely by donations, raffles, jumble sales and similar activities, so food donations make a real difference. This allows the centre to focus its limited funds on vet bills and other essential welfare issues.

Anni has run appeals for the charity among Wightlink’s staff for the past three years and this year it has been extended to members of the public. You can donate cat food, treats, toys, cat litter and clean blankets at special drop-off points located in Wightlink’s terminal buildings.

Anni, who has been a steward onboard the Fishbourne-Portsmouth service since 2001, said: “I’m really pleased that Wightlink is supporting my appeal this year by placing collection boxes at every terminal.

“I adopted my own cat from Nine Lives after it was abandoned in a supermarket car park, so understand the importance of the rescue and rehoming work carried out by the centre. My colleagues have always been really supportive of my appeals in the past and I am hoping that cat-loving Wightlink customers will be feline generous this year so we can give the centre a real boost during the winter months ahead.”

You can find out more about Nine Lives and the work they do at ninelivesiow.btck.co.uk