Fun Day a purr-fect success

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Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre in Haywards Heath raised more than £6,000 for the kitty when it held its fundraising Summer Fun Day on Sunday July 19.

The charity welcomed over 1,200 visitors on the day and found homes for 19 cats as a result of attracting new owners to the centre, in Lewes Road, Chelwood Gate.

Attractions included classic cars and bikes, a visit from the fire brigade and live music. Children were kept amused with an array of games and activities including face painting and a bouncy castle.

Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre Manager Danielle Draper said: “The day was a lot of fun and we raised a huge amount of money to go towards caring for cats at the centre. But for me, the greatest success was seeing nearly 20 of our cats find a new loving home as a result of the day.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came and supported us and we look forward to welcoming you back in November for our next event – the very spooky Black Cat Day!”

Cats Protection’s National Cat Centre is open seven days a week from 10am – 4pm and is a great free day out. As well as the nature trail, there is a Visitor Centre with shop, café and children’s play area.

Visitors are also always welcome to pop in to say hello to the 200 cats and kittens in the care of the National Cat Adoption Centre which is situated in Chelwood Gate, on the A275 between Wych Cross and Danehill. To find it using a SatNav, please use the postcode RH17 7DE, or for a map and directions please visit

Report contributed by Cats Protection.