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This is Skatz, one of our ten FIV positive cats. He joined us in April 2016 and he really does not get along with the rest of his FIV companions. He is unhappy and is desperate for a new home. He constantly lashes out at the other cats which is causing a lot of tension.Being FIV+ means that he will have to live indoors for the rest of his life.
He is seven years old and his nickname is Scatty Cat because he is scatty. He loves our company and will rub around our legs. He likes a fuss but is unpredictable and will soon let you know when he’s had enough. We do not advise a home with children or elderly but to somebody who will understand his needs and can give him lots of love.

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Our Christmas Fair which was on Saturday 18th November was the best result ever! The grand total was an incredible £2,173.
The homemade cakes and refreshments raised £610
The tombola raised £258
The hamper raffle was £280
Stalls with goods to sell inc bric a brac, presents, novelties, books and toys raised nearly £500 in total
Donations were £700
Deductions inc hire of the hall approx £170
Thank you so much to everybody who helped out and attended.
As always with our events, our outgoings are minimal because everyone involved makes and gives so much. We appreciate every single thing that everyone has done for us and we cannot thank you enough to everybody who made this event such a great success.
The money raised will help towards the upkeep of the cats in our care over Christmas.

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We invite you all to our Christmas Fair is to be held on Saturday 18th November at the Holy Trinity Church Hall on Sandgate Road in Folkestone. CT20 2HQ. It starts at 10am and finishes at 1.30pm

For all of those with our Autumn edition of the newsletter, we do apologise for the change of date. It was an error out of our control so please note that is not the 25th, it will be the 18th November.

There will be:-
**Presents for you and your cat
**Bric a brac stalls
**Homemade cakes
**Homemade jams
**Homemade Pickles and pickled eggs
**Hamper raffle for people-stuffed full of food and drinks to fill up your cupboards
**Hamper raffle for your cat

Entry is free.

We look forward to seeing lots of you there and make it a great success. All the proceeds go towards our cats for over Christmas time.

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We would like to say a very big thank you to our good friends and their customers at The Handsome Sam in Whitstable who have one of our collection tins in their pub. We counted it all up and it’s an amazing total of £583
If you are over their way, go check them out!
Or if you run a pub or frequent a pub who would like to support us by having a collection tin, please contact us.

Also, our very good friend Fiona Sweeney and her friend from The Earl of Clarendon pub in Sandgate both did a sponsored silence and raised a fantastic £587 in total for our cats. Thank you so much.
If you are in the area, check them out!

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Our fun quiz night is to held on Saturday 4th November at Etchinghill Village Hall.

It starts 7pm and it is £10 per person.

There will be a homemade supper of jacket potato with a selection of toppings and salad. Dessert will be tiramisu then teas and coffees.

We will also be holding a raffle.

Please book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Call us on 01303 862243 or email

Tables of 6 – 8

All proceeds go directly to the cats

We look forward to a fun night with lots of you there!

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Our fun open day on Sunday 16th July was a great success and a very enjoyable day had by all.
The total amount raised was an incredible £6,335.
We are all so very grateful and thank you to everybody who has helped us make it such a great success.

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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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