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Our Christmas Fair will be on Saturday 7th December at the Holy Trinity Church Hall on Sandgate Road in Folkestone. CT20 2HQ.

It starts at 10am and finishes at 1.30pm.
There will be-
*Presents for you and your cat
*Homemade cakes and jams
*Cards, books and bric a brac
*Hamper raffle
*Tea, coffee and cats

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Mr Tom was handed over to us in August 2019 because he had been living as a stray in Spain and turned up at a lady’s house. The lady moved back to the UK and bought Mr Tom with her but sadly she could not keep him. He must have been abandoned by his owner in Spain as he is an extremely friendly, very gentle, affectionate boy. He will even climb up you for a cuddle and loves being on your lap. We tested him for FIV and he is positive so he will need to live indoors for the rest of his life. He has kidney disease so he needs to have a renal diet and medication in the evenings which we can help towards the cost if needs be. Can you give this lovely boy the home he deserves? Please come and meet him.

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Our Quiz Night is to be held on Saturday 21st September at Etchinghill Village Hall.
St Marys Road, Etchinghill, Near Folkestone, Kent. CT18 8DB
It starts at 7pm and it is £10 per person.
There will be a homemade supper of Ploughmans followed by bread and butter pudding.
There will be a raffle, Please bring your own drinks.
Tables of up to eight people and book your tickets early to avoid disappointment from the sanctuary, calling us on 01303 862243 or email
All proceeds go directly to the cats.
We look forward to seeing lots of you there for another great evening!!

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*******Our 48th Open Day raised an amazing £5,469*****
Plus we received so many donations of food which we cannot even begin to put a price on!!
We really are overwhelmed by how generous everybody has been this year and we cannot THANK YOU enough for you amazing support.

Here a few words from Chairman of the Trustees Christopher Russell:-
Perfect weather and it was a 15% rise in the net profit on the day, what could be better. So many thanks to all who made and gave, worked or spent to make our day so special. It was particularly rewarding to see so many new faces mingling with our loyal following and so many children taking so much interest in what we do. Special thanks to those heroes of the car park Colin Jinks, Colin Campbell, Alan Bray and Tom Potts, without whom there could have been chaos in our narrow lane. To Sylvia Ing, Rosemary Solomon and Tanya (Stem by Stem of Hythe) for gifts towards the plant stall, to Claire Jell, Mary Kavanagh, Di Thompson and Lesley Fingerhut for all the cakes. To Mandy Smith from The Traditional Butchers of Hythe for the superb barbeque meats. To Kirsty Streater, Mike Whibley, Peter and Di Taylor and Viv Jell for all their help and to the home team Claire, Tracey, Ellie, Adam and Debbie in setting it all up and putting it all away.
Thank you to anybody who we have left out. We hope you all had a great day.

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Please save the date for our Open Day which will be held on Sunday 21st July. 11am to 4pm

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


Veterinary demonstrations from Burnham House Vets

Frandham kennels – dog rescue

Snowy’s Canine Therapy Centre

B.B.Q, Teas, Coffees and refreshments including the ‘famous ’meringues! With strawberries or raspberries & cream, Pimm’s (optional extra)

Live singing from Sophie Peers

Admission is by donation.

We look forward to seeing lots of you here and hope it will be the best Open Day to date!

If you are unable to attend, then please spread the word and share our event. Or you can send donations in the post stating Open Day Donation on the envelope. Alternatively you can donate raffle and tombola prizes which would be gratefully received.

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The total amount raised from our Spring Fair/Members Day which was held on Sunday 26th May was £1,894.
That was from the sale of plants, homemade cakes, refreshments and bric a brac.
It was a great success and over £200 better than our total from last year.
We had so many friends, supporters and new faces join us for a splendid sunny afternoon. It was so busy that most of us said that felt like it was Open Day!!
The cats had lots of yummy treats and food donated to them too.
We thank you all so very much for your support.
We look forward to seeing you on our Open Day on Sunday July 21st for an even bigger and better day.

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Please join us on Sunday 26th May, 12pm to 4pm for an afternoon with homemade cakes, jams, plants, bric a brac, books, CD’s, DVD’s and of course the cats. Refreshments available.

Make friends with the cats, become a member or sponsor one.

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Our Spring Fair will be on Sunday 26th May.
Our Open Day will be on Sunday 21st July.
More details to follow soon.

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Our quiz night which was held on Saturday 30th March raised £482. It was a fun night and thank you to everybody who helped make it a great success. We look forward to the next one in Autumn.

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Our fun quiz night is on Saturday 30th March 2019.
It will be held at Etchinghill Village Hall, St Marys Drive, Etchinghill, Near Folkestone Kent. CT18 8NQ.
Hosted by professional quiz master Richard Darlington.
There will be a homemade supper of Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognese (Quorn mince) followed by a dessert of apple crumble and custard or ice cream.
Tea and coffee will be available. Please bring your own cold drinks.
There will also be a raffle.
Book your tickets early.
Tables of 6 to 8 people.
£10 per person.
7pm start.
All proceeds will go directly to the cats.

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