Category Archives: Fun(d)raising

Evening Echo Mini-Marathon 2018 – Run for the Cats

Thank you so much to all the supporters and vet nurses for joining us for the Mini-Marathon last Sunday to raise funds for the cats: Cathy, Angela, Rosie, Susan, Abi, Suzanne, Karolina, Aggie, the Midleton Veterinary Hospital team, the Cloyne Veterinary Clinic team and the other members of the IVNA (Irish Veterinary Nursing Association). Well done to all!

The Midleton Veterinary Hospital team

We had a great day and the sun was shining. We are so grateful for the support we have received and to everyone who sponsored the participants. We don’t have a final figure yet, but know that your support will mean that more cats can be helped.

The cat trappers on the run!

It is not too late to sponsor our own cat trappers and you can do so here.

Medals well earned for the Cloyne Veterinary Clinic team

See more photos here.

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Raffle at The Cat Purrse – June 2018

For the month of September 2018, we are holding a raffle in aid of Community Cats Network’s South Tipperary TNR fund. All proceeds will go to the neutering of stray and feral cats in the Clonmel area. To take part, it couldn’t be easier, just get your tickets here and we will email you your numbers. Tickets are €2 each, €5 for 3 tickets or €10 for 8 tickets.

1st Prize

The more tickets you buy, the more prizes will be added! We will put up a new prize for every 20 tickets sold! To view the prizes, visit The Cat Purrse page.

2nd Prize

The draw will take place on the 30th of Seotember and winners will be announced on the page and contacted via email. Note that if collection cannot be arranged locally (Clonmel), handling & postage will be at your own charge.

3rd Prize

Money Box Competition at The Cat Purrse – August 2018

 

For the month of August 2018, we are holding a money box competition to raise funds for TNR at The Cat Purrse. All proceeds will be split amongst our various local TNR funds to help with the neutering of stray and feral cats. It is a fun activity you can do with your kids while teaching them a very valuable lesson of kindness. You can view some ideas here, here and here.

To take part, follow those simple steps:

1- Make a money box. It can be as quirky as you wish. Use your imagination and creativity. Take a photo and email it to communitycatsnetwork@gmail.com. We will post it in a photo album on The Cat Purrse page.

2- Fill it up with your spare change (you can even throw in a few notes!).

3- Towards the middle of August, count the money in your box and lodge it to our bank account or send it via paypal (again, don’t forget to include your name so that we can match it with the money box you have submitted). Once we have received the funds, the photo of your money box will be validated for the competition.

All submissions and funds must be received by the 25th of August.
There will be 3 winners announced on the 31st of August: A- Best money box (public vote) B- Best money box (jury’s choice) C- Best fundraiser

The money box with the most likes on Facebook will win one of those 3 prizes

The money box that raises the most funds will win one of these prizes

The winner for the jury’s choice for best money box will win one of these prizes

Note that entries will only be validated once we have received the funds you have raised. If collection of the prize cannot be arranged locally (Midleton area), the postage will be at your own charge.

Purrfect Auction – June 2018

Many of you are familiar with the one and only Purrfect Auction held by CCN to raise fund to neuter stray and feral cats in West Cork! If not, then do check it out! The auction will end on the 17th of June with hundreds of items to bid on….

Toys…

Jewellery…

Stationery…

Make up….

Catty items….

And even dog butts!

But that’s not it! As per tradition, there will also be a TomCatBola with lovely prizes to win! Tickets are only €2 each and can be bought here.

Raffle at The Cat Purrse – June 2018

For the month of June 2018, we are holding a raffle in aid of Community Cats Network’s North Cork TNR fund. All proceeds will go to the neutering of stray and feral cats in the Fermoy area. To take part, it couldn’t be easier, just get your tickets here and we will email you your numbers. Tickets are €2 each, €5 for 3 tickets or €10 for 8 tickets.

1st prize sponsored by Michelle’s Accessories in Fermoy

The more tickets you buy, the more prizes will be added! We will put up a new prize for every 20 tickets sold! To view the prizes, visit The Cat Purrse page.

2nd prize: cat hamper

The draw will take place on the 30th of June and winners will be announced on the page and contacted via email. Note that if collection cannot be arranged locally, handling & postage will be at your own charge.

3rd prize: Print of a painting by Maureen Roe, kindly donated by the artist

Every Little Helps for Clonmel Cats

We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the charities for the community fund in Tesco in Clonmel.

We have been operating our Trap-Neuter-Return scheme in the South Tipp area for nearly two years now thanks to the dedication of one volunteer. In 2017 only, near to 100 cats were helped in the area. However, we have found it very difficult to raise enough funds to support the overwhelming number of cats we have been made aware of and not many carers seem to be in a position to cover for the cost of neutering or willing to organise fundraisers. As a result, we have had to turn down some of the enquiries we have received.

Being one of the recipients of the Tesco community fund is a fantastic opportunity to raise some vital funds so that we can continue to help out cats (and their people) in the area. Please, consider popping to Tesco in Clonmel to support the cause by putting your blue tokens in the CCN urn. You can also get in touch with ccntipp@gmail.com for more information.

Auction at AnyLittleThings

We recently put up an appeal to raise funds to help with TNR in the rural Mallow area. However, we have been struggling with raising funds while the enquiries have kept coming in. Thankfully, Anna from AnyLittleThings has once more come to the rescue and is holding an auction this weekend to help to raise funds so that we can help more people to neuter feral cats in that area.

Because very little neutering has been done in that area, colonies are quite large, sometimes reaching 20 cats (if not more) at this time of the year and carers simply cannot afford the full cost involved in neutering all these cats. Hopefully, by putting all our efforts together we will manage to raise enough to help more cats.

Please, take the time to check the auction at AnyLittleThings. It will kick off at 8pm today and end at 8pm on Tuesday. There will be some lovely pieces, so please bid at your heart’s content and help us to help them!

You can see photos from one of the project we recently carried out in the area (along with another 12 cats TNRed that week) here, and we are due to go back at the end of the month to carry out to more large TNR project.

6th Birthday Raffle

On the 27th of April, we will be celebrating 6 years of helping stray and feral cats. To mark this occasion, we have organised a raffle with some very special prizes.

1st prize: Nutty the Squirrel, knitted by the very talented Beryl.

2st prize: Drawing by East Cork artist Tom Walsh

3rd prize: Painting on canvas by Sharon, one of our supporters

4th prize: a cat gift set

5th prize: Grace & Cole toiletry set

6th prize: Hand-crafted Pandora-style bracelet, made and donated by a supporter.

The draw will take place on the 29th of April around 8pm and winners will be announced on our Facebook page.

To enter the draw, make a donation here (€2 per line, €5 for 3 lines or €10 for 8 lines). Thank you for your continued support!

Online Auction at The Cat Purrse – April 2018

This month at The Cat Purrse, we are having an auction to raise funds for TNR in East Cork. We have helped with some very large colonies already this year and no doubt there are more to come…

The auction will close on the 16th of April and more items will be added every day until then. There are many jewellery pieces, as well as crafts and art, but also toiletry sets, bags, toys, etc, so check it out and share with your friends!

Draw for hamper in Clonmel

We are having a raffle to win this lovely hamper in Southview Vets in Clonmel. Lines are €2 each and the draw will take place on the 26th of February. Please support by calling down and buying a line. All proceeds will go to neuter stray and feral cats in the town.

Unfortunately, without the support of the community for fundraising, we can only offer limited assistance and often have to turn down TNR projects if the carers cannot afford the discounted rate of neutering. Please, consider supporting this fundraiser, organising a fundraiser or donating to the South Tipp fund so that the great work started by our volunteer in Clonmel last year can continue.

Some of the 60 cats who were helped in South Tipp in 2017