40th BIRTHDAY OPEN DAY: for Paws & Claws animal rescue charity on Saturday 20 May from 2pm to 4pm at the Rescue Centre, Coombe Down, Sayers Common, BN6 9HZ, free admission. Back in 1977 a group of friends started rescuing cats in the Haywards Heath area, with little money and looking after animals in their spare bedrooms and garden sheds, until new homes could be found for them. Gay Brook Kennels at Goddards Green made some space available for the expanding work and finally after 28 years a property was bought at Sayers Common for a purpose built Rescue Centre. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Paws & Claws working in Mid Sussex, which will be celebrated with this Open Day. A great afternoon’s outing is in store, to see the cats but also with plenty of stalls to browse; plants, gifts, bric a brac, books, (do say hello as I will be manning this stall) DVDs, toys, jigsaws, animal items, tombolas, and big raffle. Enjoy tea and homemade cake listening to the live music of the Raye du Val Jazz Duo. Good weather expected but the website can be checked, www.pawsandclaws-ars.org.uk.