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Please save the date for Sunday 17th July for our annual Open Day and let’s make it an even bigger success that last years!
It starts at 11am until 4.30pm and it is held at the sanctuary. Come along and enjoy the entertainment on offer including:-

Superb live performance from brass band ‘Second Wind’
Tombola ****donations for prizes still welcome****
Raffles ****donations for prizes still welcome****
Refreshments including homemade cakes and the famous meringues
Demonstrations from Burnham House Vets                                                                                                                                                                                            Stalls                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Plants
Face painting (from 12pm)
Meet the donkey and tortoises……………..
…….and not forgetting all of the many lovely cats in the sanctuary and possibly sponsor one!

Entry is only £1 per adult
50p per child or OAP’s

All proceeds go towards the homeless cats.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible and for a lovely sunny day (fingers and paws crossed)!

Please note, if you unable to attend, you are very welcome to come along on another day to visit the cats in the sanctuary. We are open every day 10am-1pm then 2pm-4pm so you can visit the cats and give the willing ones a fuss. What a perfect way for a cat lover to spend a couple of hours in a beautiful setting!

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We are excited to announce that we have two events for July.

On Sunday 17th we have our annual Open Day which starts at 11am.
This year we have a brass band concert from “Second Wind”
BBQ, homemade cakes, refreshments and the ‘famous’ meringues
Face painting
Vet demonstrations from Burnham House Vets
Plus other activities to be confirmed.
And of course come and see all of the lovely cats in the sanctuary.
Entry is only £1 per adult and 50p per child or OAP
We would love to see as many people as possible and beat our target from last year.
Donations for our raffles and tombola prizes would be very greatly received.

On Saturday 30th July we have our fun quiz night which will be held at Etchinghill Village Hall on Saturday 30th July. More details to follow soon.

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We are so extremely pleased and happy to announce that we raised an amazing total amount of £1,665 for all of the 190 homeless cats in our care.
The event took place on Sunday 29th May on a beautiful sunny but windy day and we had the best ever results for this event!
The plants were grown and given to us by the staff, Trustees and faithful supporters and raised over £1,000.
The homemade cakes and refreshments all sold out and made over £600.
We even rehomed three of our cats!
We would like to say and on behalf of the cats, a very big thank you to everybody who made our day possible. We really are truly grateful for everybody’s help and it was great to see lots of people have a nice day.

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Please come along to our plant fair, here at the sanctuary on Sunday 29th May from 11am, for a fascinating variety of unusual perennials, annuals and vegetable plants all grown by our supporters, all offered at bargain prices.
Bring and buy welcome.
Homemade refreshments are available all day.

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More than 70 animal lovers and ramblers , most with dogs of all breeds and sizes from Jack Russells and Staffies to Labradors and Rottweilers joined our sponsored walk on Sunday 3rd April 2016.  Our event raised more than £500 for the homeless cats at the sanctuary and our friends at Frandham Kennels near Dover where Hilary Beer and her family take in the homeless dogs of the Dover District.

Walkers faced a challenging six and a half mile hike through the woods and valley, up and down the steep and sometimes muddy slopes around Chiltern, Alkham, Ewell Minnis and Kearsney. Lifting some of the less willing canines over wobbly styles was just another challenge. The reward on our return was more than welcome with refreshments, hot cross buns, home made scones and cakes all baked by the home teams.

Thank you so very much to everybody who attended.

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Why not come along for a nice walk around the beautiful countryside near Dover on Sunday 3rd April? Dogs on leads welcome.
It will start at 11am at Frandham Kennels, Minnis Lane, River near Dover CT15 6DN and will take approximately two hours.
There is a £5.00 donation per walker and there will be tea, coffee, hot cross buns and homemade cakes available after the walk.
All the proceeds are going towards the homeless cats at Rhodes Minnis Cat Sanctuary and the homeless dogs at Frandham Kennels.
For more information please call the cat sanctuary on 01303 862243 or Frandham on 01304 823133

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We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who turned out for our Quiz Night on Saturday 12th March. A very successful evening all around raised a whopping £731.75 for the homeless cats at the Sanctuary which is a fantastic result.

We would also like to extend a special thank you to Richard, Doreen, Angela and Andrew Darlington who put these quizzes together and make these events possible.

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We are so very pleased to inform you that the pet insurance company Petplan have nominated us for the Animal Charity Team of the Year in the Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards 2016.
These inspirational awards, now in their fourth year, give thanks to teams and individuals who are truly committed to improving the lives of animals who need rescuing and rehoming. Being recognised for our work in animal welfare is such a great achievement!
We do not know who nominated us but thank you very much whoever you are. We will find out in April if we have won or not.

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We will once again be holding a Quiz Night at the Etchinghill Village Hall at 7pm on the 12th March 2016. Admisson is £10 per person and will include a dinner of Hearty Winter Vegetable and Pasta soup, served with crusty rolls, followed by vanilla cheesecake. There will also be a raffle at the end of the evening.

Tables of 6 to 8 people preferred. Call the Sanctuary on 01303 862243 or email for tickets.

As always, all proceeds go directly to the homeless cats.

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Thank you all for your support over the past year and the oncoming years and we hope you have all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We have had no internet connection or direct phone lines for two weeks because a tree fell down on Christmas Eve knocking the phone cables down.
Back in November we put a collection box on our counter for our Christmas Day Turkey fund and we amazingly raised £180. Thank you to everybody who gave us their loose change. All of the cats thoroughly enjoyed their fresh cooked roast turkeys on Christmas day.  Most of them were kindly donated from Mandy Smith Traditional Butchers in Hythe High Street and the rest we had to buy.

Burnham House Vets in Dover ran a Purrs in Parcels Donation Scheme for us whereby the surgery was full of pictures of sanctuary cats and clients and visitors donated food and toys for their benefit. They also ran a charity pet shop for people to buy gifts and all the proceeds for this were divided between us and Happy Endings in Faversham who take in and re home abandoned dogs.

The sanctuary has also received Christmas presents from friends and supporters of over £1,500. This makes a huge difference to our budget over the Christmas period. Our thanks to all our supporters and best wishes for the new year.

The cats say thanks too!


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