This Christmas season is busier than ever and we will attend a number of events and have numerous fundraisers to help us to raise funds to continue our work with stray and feral cats.
On the 3rd of December, from 10am to 12pm, we will have a Coffee Morning at the Schooner Bar in Ballycotton, with a fantastic raffle. Join us to taste some of the most delicious cakes in East Cork!
Until the 5th of December at 8pm, we are having an online Christmas auction on our Facebook page. Click here to join the fun!
Maxi Zoo Midleton are having a “guess how many balls” competition in aid of CCN with two hampers to be won. Pop in store and give your guess! Winners will be announced on the 23rd of December.
Farrell’s Supervalu in Mitchelstown and Dealz in Fermoy are holding a food collection in aid of CCN. Call in and fill the trolley!
We will have a number of Christmas stalls in pet shops and at Christmas fairs:
- 3/12: Christmas Market at the Fransciscan Well
- 4/12: Ballintotis Christmas Fair
- 10/12: Maxi Zoo Douglas
- 11/12: Garryvoe Hotel Christmas Market
- 11/12: Cloyne Christmas Fayre
- 17/12: Petstop (Kinsale Road Roundabout)
- 17/12: Maxi Zoo Midleton (with Santa Paws)
- 18/12: To be confirmed
- 23/12: Maxi Zoo Midleton
Finally, on the 5th of January, the draw for our Christmas/New Year Appeal will take place at Harty’s Pub in Cloyne. Tickets will be on sale very soon…
And don’t forget to get your Christmas cards and 2017 Calendars. They are available from many shops (see list here) or can be ordered from our online shop.
Thank you al for your support and have a merry Christmas!
Shop from the comfort of your home and help raise funds for the cats!
Community Cats Network are having an online auction on their Facebook page with over 30 unique items to bid on, many of them are hand-crafted. You will find some original gift ideas to get your Christmas shopping started!
The auction will close at 8pm on the 5th of December. To take part, click here.
We would like to thank all the supporters who contributed by donating items for this auction.
We are looking for volunteers to help out at the following street collections. Please, consider donating an hour or two of your time to help us to raise some much needed funds for the local stray and feral cats!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 086 1583501 if you can help. Thanks!
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On the 27th of April, we are celebrating four years of helping cats in Cork county and beyond. To mark this event and to thank you for your support, we are having some fun competitions on our Facebook page with loads of little goodies to be won. Join the fun and help us to celebrate in style!
You can also enter our Birthday Raffle and be in with a chance to win one of these lovely prizes. Tickets are €2 each, €5 for 3 tickets, €10 for 8 tickets. Donations can be made here. The draw will take place on the 29th of April at 9pm and winners will be announced online. Note that if collection cannot be arranged, postage will be at your charge.
Thanks for your support!
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Community Cats Network’s first purrfect auction of the year has already begun, so it’s time for a bit of retail therapy! As always, there are plenty of items to bid on: toys, make-ip, bags, jewellery, catty stuff and much more!
Join the fun here and get bidding!
You can also take part in our Tom’cat’bola and be in with a chance to win one of these prizes. Tickets are only €1 and can be bought here.
First of all, we would like to apologise for the delay in publishing the results. We were waiting for the late returns and then got caught in the Christmas frenzy…
We are delighted to announce that €112 were raised by the kids so far. It is so great to see young persons being concerned about the welfare of cats and we are absolutely thrilled by your support! Well done to all!
We have received some lovely letters from them and want to share them her with you. Their words give us hope for the future of cats and should inspire many grown-ups!
We have now done the draw and the results can be seen here. We will get your certificates of participation and gifts to you during the week.
We are still waiting for more returns and gifts will be sent out then.
Thank you so much for taking part and well done for your reading and fundraising! All the community cats are really grateful to you and so are we!
We hope to see you next year!
Join us on the 16th of January at the Blackbird in Ballycotton for a Rock’N’Roll Bingo and a raffle in aid of Community Cats Network!
Great fun guaranteed and plenty of spot prizes to be won!
All proceeds will go towards the neutering of stray and feral cats in East Cork.
“Little one, I would like to see anyone — prophet, king or God — persuade a thousand cats to do anything at the same time.” – Neil Gaiman
Woohoo! You’ve made it to the finishing line! Well done!
Did you enjoy your weekend? It’s a great feeling to know that you have an excuse to read all weekend, that you are doing it for a good cause. As you know, this wasn’t about who reads the most, but about celebrating reading while helping cats.
It was our first read-a-thon and I guess people were a bit shy about it. It was kind of the unknown. So we would like to congratulate our 3 brave participants who took up the challenge (don’t forget to sponsor them to thank them for their effort – click on their names to do so): Pauline, Shauna and Hope. We know you did it to help the cats and we really appreciate your support. We will announce the best fundraiser, who will win a bunch of prizes) next weekend.
It is not because that this first edition was quiet that we will not have other read-a-thons. We’ll just say that this was a trial run. I can even tell you that the next edition will take place in January 2017 and we will keep you posted about it.
Now, tell us… How many books did you start this weekend? How many books did you finish? What was your favourite book? What was your favourite moment? Did you have fun?
“When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not more of a pastime to her than she is to me?” – Montaigne
The end is nearly there and you are still reading, are you? Of course, nobody can read 48 hours non-stop and you need to take a break or a nap every so often to mind your eyes and your body. And this is why we were here online posting some distraction for you.
Tell us, what did you do during the weekend to take a little break? How did you cope with unplanned interruptions?
Enjoy your last 2 hours of reading!
“Here you complain about your boring life, yet when a talking cat drops into your lap, you seek to silence it!” – Puss in Boots (by K.M. Shea)
Victorian illustration from 1895
Only 5 hours of reading left and, this afternoon, we would like to celebrate the children who took part in the Kids Edition of this read-a-thon and are about to finish their month of reading. We are really proud of the five children, aged 5 to 11, who decide to spend one month reading books and collecting money to help the cats. It gives you faith, doesn’t it. We will hear more from them next weekend, but we received a comment from one of our young readers last Thursday, which I’d like to share:
“best month ever and I’ve read a load of books. And I hit my collecting target too tonite.” Rachel
We will keep you updated on how they got on next weekend.
There is no age to read children books, and they are a good way to take a little break when doing a read-a-thon.
Tell us, do you ever read children books? What is your favourite children book of all time?