Cat charity opens new Worthing shop

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AFTER popular demand, Worthing Cat Welfare Trust has opened a new charity shop.

The charity has been re-homing stray and abandoned cats and kittens in Worthing and the surrounding area for more than 15 years.

A few years ago, the animal charity was forced to close its old charity shop because of funding shortages.

Iris Green, chairman, said: “Our members and supporters have been asking us to open a shop since we were forced to close our other shop some years ago. We were delighted to welcome friends old and new on the opening day.”

The charity is manned entirely by unpaid volunteers and every penny it receives is spent on the welfare of the cats and kittens in its care.

Roger Lovell, treasurer, added: “Rising costs, especially for veterinary fees, have made the trustees conscious of the need to raise the charity’s profile and seek additional sources of income.”

The new shop at 31 South Street, Tarring, was officially opened on Tuesday, July 3, by the charity’s patron, John Radford, a writer, broadcaster, lecturer, speaker and actor. The shop will be open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 4pm and, apart from cat-related items, there will be lots of good-quality donated items available.

The charity requests items are not left outside the shop for donation, but are instead brought inside. Alternatively, call 01903 202251 to arrange a collection time.