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Bob Mortimer cat prints raise over £3,000 to boost charity's kitty this New Year

02 January 2018
Bob Mortimer cat prints raise over £3,000 to boost charity
Cats Protection has received a welcome donation of over £3,000 from online gift company Wordynumnum to help unwanted cats and kittens this year.
The donation comes from a series of limited edition ‘cat name’ prints - inspired, personalised and signed by comedian Bob Mortimer – that were sold between July and December last year.
The prints have proved extremely popular, often selling out within minutes of going on sale.
A portion of each sale has been donated to Cats Protection, totalling a fantastic £3,211.
Bob explained: “I’m a big cat lover and have always had them in my life so it’s great to be supporting Cats Protection, which does so much to help unwanted moggies.
“I have two cats at the moment, called Goodmonson and Mavis, but I love naming cats and am always calling them different things every day.
“I initially started jokingly ‘selling’ suggested cat names on Twitter and then began working with Wordynumnum to produce a series of signed prints featuring the names I’d made up, but in the shape of cats.”
In addition, a one-of-a-kind A1 cat print was also donated to Cats Protection which sold for £412 at the end of last year, bringing the overall amount raised to £3,623.
“We are so grateful to Bob and Wordynumnum for their support. Every thousand pounds is enough to feed 15 cats for a whole year, so this is hugely appreciated!” said spokesperson Cat Jarvis.
“As the UK’s largest cat charity, we look after thousands of cats and kittens across the UK at any one time, so donations of any amount are always very welcome.”
To find out more about the work of Cats Protection, or make a donation, visit www.cats.org.uk
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For further information please contact Cats Protection’s Media Office on 01825 741 911, at media.office@cats.org.ukor @CPMediaTeam on Twitter.
Notes to Editors:
  1. Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and helps around 190,000 cats each year through its national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 34 centres.
  2. Cats Protection’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
  3. Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland). Founded as the Cats Protection League in 1927, the charity adopted the name Cats Protection in 1998. We ask that you use the name Cats Protection when referring to the charity in all published material.
  4. More information about the work of Cats Protection can be found at www.cats.org.uk