Haworth Cat Rescue enjoyed a great day out fundraising at the match between the Keighley Cougars and Hunslet Hawks on Sunday February 22. Some of the closest feline friends of Haworth - the ginger tom in the charity's logo - turned up to support his efforts to raise funds for the construction of a £2million environmentally friendly rehoming Centre in the Aire Valley.
Invited by Freddie Cougar to come along and share in the fun and excitement of match day, one of the cats even took part in a half-time race against Freddie and some of his young Keighley Cougar supporters.
"We really support the work of the Cougars Community Foundation to encourage youngsters to engage in the sport of Rugby as way of keeping fit and learning the rewards of teamwork," said Corinne Moore, campaign manager. "Haworth wants young people to learn about caring, friendship and responsible citizenship through discovering the discipline and rewards of caring for cats so that they will learn to love them and respect the needs of all animals. All the female cats who came along with collection buckets for our In For A Pound campaign thought Freddie was looking very handsome and two of them were lucky enough to have their photo taken with him as a memento of a fantastic day - and another home win for the Cougar team."
The collection raised close to £150 towards the New Centre Appeal.
Meanwhile, the new Facebook Group, In For A Pound for Haworth Cat Rescue, continues to recruit new members.
Donations have been made using Paypal (with 'Gift') to: firstname.lastname@example.org and paid direct into Yorkshire Bank account 05-05-35 / 17467476
Other donors have sent their cheques/Postal Orders made payable to Haworth Cat Rescue to:
The Farm, Lower Pierce Close, Cross Roads, Keighley, BD22 9AQ
Thank you to all our friends for your support