Cat Protection’s Farnham, Camberley and District Branch is appealing to the public for unwanted Christmas gifts.

The gifts are needed for the branch’s fundraising auctions and tombolas for the year and no donation is too small. 

Branch co-ordinator Sue Millward said: “We often ask for donations of unwanted gifts such as bottles (alcohol or non-alcohol), unopened toiletries, socks, books, clothes, games, accessories, pet items and more. Bigger items and items which may not be suitable for a tombola are used in our online auctions.”

While the branch is self-sufficient it’s dependent on funds raised locally to care for rescued cats in the area. But the combination of Covid and the cost of living crisis has seen a considerable decrease in donations at a time when more cats are needing urgent care and shelter.

Ms Millard added: “We run our tombolas around three times a year and our auctions are also very popular and raise a lot of money for the charity, but without donations we cannot run them.

“The donations of unwanted items we receive from our supporters really do go a long way towards helping us raise funds in the local community.

“Any donations are very much appreciated.”

Donation bins can be found at:

  • Pets at Home, Farnham; 
  • Sainsbury’s Water Lane, Farnham
  • Crookham Street Social Club, Crookham Village
  • Ash House Vets, Aldershot
  • Gordon House Vets, Camberley
  • Vets4Pets Vet surgery at he rear of Pets at Home Farnborough (will accept donations for the branch).

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