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12th Aug, 2022

Cat-lover puts best paw forward for charity

A CAT-loving charity volunteer has stepped out to raise money for a cause close to her heart.

Jane Withers took on a 50km run to support the Mid Warwickshire Branch of Cats Protection.

She decided to take on the challenge after fostering an underweight cat called Marmaduke during lockdown.

The cat weighed just 1.6kg but is now a normal weight after being cared for by Jane. He has since been rehomed.

Jane took on the charity run due to fund-raising events such as the London Marathon and local fairs being cancelled leading to a big hit to the branch’s income.

And so far she has raised more than £800 – more than tripling her target.

She said: “The team at our branch has continued to home cats during the pandemic, despite working in unique and often difficult circumstances. We adapted well to the obstacles and have united many cats with their new owners via our hands-free homing process.

“The inability to hold many of our usual fundraising events has seen the charity’s income drop substantially this summer. I wanted to do what I could to offset a little of that loss and I came up with the idea to carry out a 50 km run.”

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