Call us: 01993 831279

Charity Number: 1154876

Welcome to Sunshine Cat Rescue

Don't forget to book your holidays via easyfundraising.org.uk.   It's easy to do, doesn't cost you any more and Sunshine Cat Rescue can benefit enormously!  


WANTED:
Tall, strong individuals who like to get up early in the morning at weekends!


Lou, Carol and Sharon had a practice session recently at putting up the wonderful new gazebo purchased with the grant that SCR received from Sovereign Housing.

It's heavy! All three of us were needed to haul it out of the garage and into the back of the van. So as not to publicly embarrass ourselves, we decided to use Lou's back garden rather than the village green, which then presented another challenge, maneuvering it down Lou's narrow path. But we got there, unpacked all the bits, read through the instructions (all seeming quite straightforward) and got on with it.

After half an hour, accompanied by a fair bit of heaving, puffing and much standing on tiptoes, we were able to pat ourselves on the back and take the celebratory pictures. It's certainly eye-catching and will keep us well protected from the British summer weather, whatever it throws at us. But we will need at least three people at the start of every event to help put it up and at the end of an event to take it down again.

If you can ever spare just an hour at the start and/or finish of an event to assist with this, we would be so grateful. It would be such a shame to have this sturdy gazebo and not be able to use it because there aren't enough helpers. Please contact Lou on 01993 831 279.


Sunshine Cat Rescue July 2016 Newsletter

Our Summer newsletter is now available.
Please click here to download it

Would you like to give to the rescue?

If you would like to donate a gift to help the cats and Kittens in our care please check out our wishlist by clicking here

Latest News

Last week we had 20 cats and 33 kittens in our care.   That's a lot of food and litter to buy and vets' bills to be paid - our expenses are outstripping our income just now.   So any donations would be very gratefully received.   Thank you.

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There must be plenty of you out there who do your shopping on-line and haven’t yet signed up to ensure that Sunshine Cat Rescue can benefit.   Please take a look at easyfundraising.org.uk.   Retailers make a contribution to your chosen charity when you shop with them – so whether you buy something small or book a holiday, Sunshine Cat Rescue gets a percentage and it doesn’t cost you anything.   Currently we have 32 supporters  who have managed to raise nearly £1,500.00 – surely we can get some more! UPDATE! We have raised £93.99 from April to June. Think of how much more we can raise if we all use this!! Please share!

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Sunshine Cat Rescue are really desperate to get some more helpers on board!   We need some new blood, with fresh ideas and plenty of enthusiasm.   Particularly we need a Publicity Officer and a Fundraising Officer, both of which are committee roles, but any other help is always gratefully received.   Please get in touch if you can spare some time to lend a hand.

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Sunshine Cat Rescue is now registered with Virgin Money Giving, so you can easily make a donation via their web site:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/SunshineCatRescue

 

Thanks everyone for your support!

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Is there someone out there who would be willing to help us by doing our annual audit for the last financial year?   The audit has to be with the Charities Commission by December 2016.  

 Please contact Sharon, Treasurer if you are able to help us on   treasurer@sunshinecatrescue.org.uk

 Many thanks.

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KEVIN’S STORY

Kevin is a five year old tabby who came into our care last November;  a lady reported seeing him around, living in an old chicken house at the bottom of the garden and contacted Sunshine Cat Rescue.   On checking him over, it was found that he had injuries to his leg and neck from a collar, in which his leg had been caught.   The collar was cutting the skin almost to the bone. 

Kevin was taken to the vets several times, at one point he collapsed and needed lots of tests to see what had caused this to happen. The blood test results showed that the red blood cell level had dropped dangerously low.

After lots of care and attention, Kevin has recovered really well, but still has to visit the vet twice a week for his bandages to be changed and blood tests.   He is a lovely cat, despite everything he is going through.

At the end of January, Kevin’s vet bill was £702.01 and is still rising, so any donations to help cover this cost would be very welcome via the donate button below.

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Sunshine Cat Rescue is struggling to find someone to take on the role of Publicity Officer.  This is a really easy role dealing with the media and helping promote the charity and the work we do to the public.  It is a committee role, meeting once a month for a couple of hours.  Anyone interested should ring Lou on 01993 831279 for a chat. 

We can always make use of more helpers and would welcome some new faces on the team.   Specifically at the moment we really need more Home Visitors (particularly to cover the Bicester area), Fosterers, a Fundraiser, a Treasurer and a Publicity Officer.   

Also, we need helpers who can regularly empty the food donation bins in various locations around the area.

Please call Lou on 01993 831 279 for more information about the available roles.