We urgently need second hand clothing, bedding, toys, DVD's etc for our Shop in Wallsend.
The majority of our fundraising is done via the shop, without the income it generates the branch would simply stop being able to do anything to assist cats.
Yes we charge an adoption fee these days, but the fee is £50 and each cat in care costs us an average of over £400.
No money is spent on wages as we are all volunteers, there are no paid staff at all, and no shelter to upkeep, as volunteers have outdoor pens in their gardens.
But we do have bills to pay, as pens need to have lighting and heating in the winter, and cats need to be fed, littered, bedding, vets bills, etc etc.,
As the branch is now a very small one in respect of how many volunteers it has, we need all the help possible to keep doing what we do.
So remember, when clearing out that wardrobe, or cupboard, if the items are good quality, we may be able to sell it.
Many people give us broken things, that's no use at all, as it actually costs us to place rubbish at the local tip ( having a shop is classed as a business) so please, serviceable items only..