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We welcome you to our 46th FUN OPEN DAY on Sunday 16th July 2017
“The Garden Party with all the Cats”

11am to 4pm

Please come along for a lovely day with us. There will be –
** Homemade cakes, jams and produce stalls
** Huge Tombola with a great variety of prizes
**Hamper Raffles for people and cats
**Barrow of Booze Raffle **Reflexology
**Veterinary demonstrations from Burnham House Vets
**Special sale of souvenirs of our Patron, the late actress Liz Smith of The Royle Family and The Vicar of Dibley fame
**Teas, Coffees and refreshments including the ‘famous’ strawberries and meringues!
** Live singing from Sophie Peers
**More to be announced
And most of all – lots of cats to see, admire, fuss, adopt or sponsor!

Admission   Adult £1   Children and OAP’s 50p

We really look forward to seeing lots of you there and we hope you all have a great day with us and the cats.

N.B. we advise to wear insect repellent as being in the countryside there are a lot of horse flies biting at this time of year.

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Our Plant and Produce Fair on Sunday 28th May was a great success and we raised a grand total of £1,285.
We would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who made this day a great success and all the proceeds have gone towards our homeless cats.

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Sunday 28th May
10 am – 1 pm
Please come along to see a variety of interesting home grown plants, home made cakes and jams on sale
Bring and Buy welcome
Refreshments available all morning.
All to benefit the cats in our care, do come and join our members and sponsors to meet them.

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The fun dog walk on Easter Sunday with our friends at Frandham rehoming dog Kennels in River near Dover was a great success.
The weather was just right and we had around 30 people attend which was good considering there were lots of other events going on that day!
A total of £307 was raised and has been split equally for the dogs at Frandham and the cats here at Rhodes Minnis.
Thank you to everybody that helped us and came along for the walk.


Do you love dogs too and going for walks? Look here!!

Our good friends at Frandham Re-homing Centre in River near Dover are holding a fundraising walk on Sunday 16th April.

It costs £7 per person or you can help us raise as much as you can by coming up to the sanctuary or to Frandham to collect a Sponsor form.

The walk starts at 11am and it takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete.
It starts and finishes at Frandham Kennels, Minnis Lane, River, Dover CT15 7DN. Please note it is a hilly area!
On your return you will be met with tea, coffee, hot cross buns, cakes and more!

All money raised will help fund the homeless dogs at Frandham Kennels and our cats here at Rhodes Minnis.

We look forward to seeing lots of you there.


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We are delighted to announce that our fun quiz night and supper on Sat 25th March raised a brilliant £713.
Thank you everybody that came along and to all who helped make it a great success. We look forward to the next one in a few months time.

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We are looking for somebody special to give a very special old boy a home.
This is Duke. Many of you who have visited the sanctuary would have had the pleasure of meeting Duke. He absolutely loves people and will make it his mission to go up and get a fuss from everyone. He’s such a gentle old soul and very affectionate.
He came into the sanctuary in December 2015 with his black and white brother Marlo after their previous owner passed away. He is 16 years old and has to eat a renal diet.
His brother Marlo had a few age related problems including loosing his eyesight, not that you would have known because he still made his way around the sanctuary.
Sadly we have lost Marlo due to his age related problems and we miss him greatly and so does Duke. We feel that Duke deserves to spend his final few years in a loving home with somebody who can give him lots of affection and love.

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Our first ever table top sale on Sat 11th March at the St Andrews Church Hall in Cheriton was a great success and we managed to raise a total amount of £363 (after expenses). All proceeds have gone towards the homeless cats. Thank you to everybody who helped us out and came along to grab a bargain.

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We are holding a table top sale on Saturday 11th March 10am – 4pm
St Andrews Methodist Church Hall (next to the Shell Garage on the main high street)
Surrenden Road
CT19 4DR



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We will be holding our fun quiz night on Saturday 25th March at Etchinghill Village Hall (CT18 8NQ).
It starts at 7pm and costs £10 per person with a homemade supper of macaroni cheese followed by trifle. Teas and coffees available but please bring your own cold drinks.
There will also be a raffle.
Teams of 6-8 people and you need to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

We look forward to another fun successful evening and we hope to see as many of you as possible.

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Poor Thomas has had quite a run of bad luck since he came into the sanctuary in Oct 2013. He has had problems with his ears and eyes and now he looks a bit battered but he’s still a big handsome boy to us.
He has just been released from a few months in the sick bay with most of that time wearing a buster collar. He has gone through surgery three times and we’ve had to administer eye drops three times a day but he has been such a good patient and always stayed a lovely friendly boy. We are sure that he is over the worst and hopefully he can live out the rest of his days with no more problems. He is only six years old and likes other cats.
When he is loose in the sanctuary he is not very approachable but when you get him one to one he is very affectionate and laps up the attention. We feel that he deserves a chance of a loving new home with somebody who can give him the attention he deserves. Possibly to go with another cat but not dogs or children as he can be a little nervous.

***************Thomas was re homed on Tues 28th February*************************

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