Category Archives: Fun(d)raising

36th Evening Echo Women’s Mini-Marathon

The Evening Echo Women’s Mini-Marathon 2017 will take place in Cork on the 24th of September at 1pm.  It is a fun event that helps to raise money for many charities.  You can walk, jog or run the 4 miles.  Although it is a women’s mini-marathon, men are also welcome to take part as long as they are dressed as women!

We will all meet at 12.15pm for a group photo!

If you would like to take part in aid of Community Cats Network, please register for the mini-marathon with the Evening Echo here and send an email to with your details (name, address, contact number and tee-shirt size) or fill in the form here and we’ll send you your sponsorship pack.

You can also raise funds online by creating your own fundraising page.  It is a handy way to raise funds as you can easily share your page via email, Facebook and other social media.  We are registered with iDonate (create your fundraising event here; visit Community Cats Network’s page here).

Can’t take part? Why not sponsor one of the participants (click here)?

Annual Street Collections 2017, Round 1

The season of street collections has begun for us.

We kicked off last week in Youghal and are so grateful to all the volunteers who donated a bit of their time to help raising funds for the local community to neuter stray and feral cats. The support was amazing and we are glad to announce that €574 were raised on the day. Thank you to all who supported!

On the 29th of June, we will be collecting in Mitchelstown and would be grateful for any help you can give.

On the 7th of July, we are back in East Cork with a collection in Whitegate (9am to 6pm). Please get in touch if you can help out!

We will have more collection after the summer: Fermoy on the 14th of September, Castlemartyr on the 29th of September, Carrigtohill on the 20th of October and finally Midleton on the 27th of October. Thank you to all who offer their time to help out as the success of these collections depends on you!

Fun Bingo Night in Ballycotton; 30/06/17

Join us on the 30th of June at The Schooner in Ballycotton for a fun Bingo night in aid of Community Cats Network.

€10 for a book of 4 games.

There will also be a bonus game and a raffle.

All proceeds go to the neutering of stray and feral cats in East Cork.

The Cat Purrse


We have created a new fundraising Facebook page, The Cat Purrse, to enable our volunteers to raise money online for our various TNR community funds. Each month, we will offer a new fundraiser for a specific area. Please follow (and share) the page and help us to raise much needed funds!

Our first fundraiser is a photo competition taking place this month for the West Waterford TNR fund. Entries will be accepted until the 28th of March. Check out the great submissions we have received so far!


Christmas/New Year Appeal Raffle 2017


As part of our Christmas/New Year appeal and in order to help us raise much needed funds to neuter feral cats in county Cork, Community Cats Network has organised a raffle with some fantastic prizes sponsored by local businesses and supporters.  Tickets are only €1 or €5 for a book of 6 tickets, but by buying one, you could make a massive difference to the lives of feral cats.

The draw will take place on the 5th of January in Harty’s Pub in Cloyne.

Tickets are only €1 each of €5 for a book of 6 and can be bought online or from one of our volunteers.   Photo of your ticket(s) will be emailed to you when buying online. For alternative payment options, please email us.

Now, the prizes….

1st prize is an activity/entertainment pack of a value of €350. It consists of a family pass for Fota Wildlife, a voucher for Electric Cork, 2 passes for Midleton Jameson Distillery, a pass for two for Gate Cinemas and vouchers for Awesome Walls.

Winner: Sarah Beausang



2nd prize is a Ballymaloe Cookery Demonstration for two kindly donated by one of our supporters (value €150)

Winner: Eleanor Fitzgerald


3rd prize is a canvas print by Caroline Stephenson (value €140).

Winner: Therese Barrett


4rd prize is a luxury dining set worth €120. It contains a Newbridge candle holder, a Newbridge pastry set and a Paul Costello set of pearl napkin rings.

Winner: Henry Ward


5th prize is a Jewellery Set.

Winner: Brian Walsh


6th prize is a Ann Geddes Doll

Winner: Davey Leahy


7th prize is a remote control toy car

Winner: Douglas Lorgan


8th prize is a bottle of Dingle Slow Gin.

Winner: John O’Neill


9th prize is a catty gift box

Winner: Tadgh Curtin


10th Prize is a MP3 player.

Winner: Siobhan Lonergan


11th Prize is a French Connection gift set for women

Winner: Lisa Roynane


12th Prize is a Corvette Blue gift set for men

Winner: Neil O’Sullivan


13th Prize is a gift set for cats

Winner: Katie O’Sullivan

14th Prize is a voucher for Connections in Glanmire

Winner: Marian Burke


In-House Prizes (reserved to Harty’s clients buying tickets on the night)

We also have a number of prizes for people buying tickets on the night in Harty’s pub!

Prize A: Bottle of French Bubbly

Prize B: Pass for two for Gate Cinemas

Prize C: Toiletry Gift Set for Women

Prize D: Toiletry Gift Set for Men

Prize E: Four Star Pizza Voucher

Prize F: The Real Godfathers DVD Box Set

Prize G: Fancy Desktop Mouse

Prize H: Watch

Prize I: Travel Fund Jar – to take you anywhere in the world 😉

Prize J: Frame

Prize K: Handcrafted Jewellery Set

We would like to thank all the businesses and supporters who have sponsored this raffle, as well as Harty’s Pub for hosting the draw.  A huge thank you goes out to all the supporters who have bought a ticket and to all the volunteers who have sourced prizes and sold tickets for us.

Tickets are only €1 each of €5 for a book of 6 and can be bought online or from one of our volunteers.   Photo of your ticket(s) will be emailed to you when buying online.

Garda permit issued by Midleton; District Serial Number: 87/2016

Christmas Festivities 2016

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!

Christmas Auction 2016

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.

Christmas Cards and Calendars 2017

Our Christmas cards and calendars 2017 are out now!



We are very proud of our 2017 calendar, which features the photos and stories of some of the cats we have trapped during the year.  It costs €7 and would make an ideal stocking filler or gifts to send abroad.

calendar_double-pageThe stories featured are:

A Kind Gesture in Ballyhooly; A Well-Cared for Colony in Clondrohid; The Cat who Landed on all Four Paws in Carrigtohill; Harry, Living in Grand Style in the City; A Heart-Warming Tale in West Waterford; Farm Trapping in Killeagh; Hobo, Going Solo in Glanmire; Changing Lives in Cloyne; Community Efforts in Mitchelstown; The Importance of Monitoring (Midleton); It’s Not just about Cats (Tipperary); Minding People and Cats in Whitechurch; as well as a photo of a tortie from Conna for our 13th month!

16 Cal_12 monthsWe would like to thank the following businesses who kindly sponsored it and helped us to make it possible: Acorn Vets, Animal Care Hospital Douglas, Cloyne Veterinary Clinic, Dungourney Cattery, Duntahane Veterinary ClinicGlasslyn Vets, Midleton Veterinary Hospital, Pet Stop. Sunbeam Veterinary HospitalThe Cat Hospital. Also to be thanked are the Friends of Community Cats Network who sponsored the months of November and December: Mannix Home Furnishings, Blackpool, Cork (086 0430685); Youghal Honey – Natural food with nothing added – (087 6547034); Cork Recycling Company Ltd, Togher, Cork, (021 4311892); Credit Union, Youghal, Co Cork (024 92325); Maeve Leamy from Tulla, Co Clare; Pippin Murphy from Carrick Beg, Co Waterford; The Davidson Family from Cobh, Co Cork; Breda Paul from Ballycotton, Co Cork; Sinead Campbell from Carrigaline, Co Cork; The Preston/Sheehy Clan from Douglas, Co Cork; Jackie Graham from Mitchelstown, Co Cork; Pat & David Hemming from Kinsalebeg, Co Waterford; Mary Williams from Clonmel, Co Tipperary.

Also to be thanked are Axelle Rychembusch who designed this gorgeous calendar and Anna, Siobhan and Steph for helping with proofreading.

Our Christmas cards also feature cats and kittens that CCN have been involved with during the year.  You can find the story of each cat inside the card.

The pack of cards costs €5 and contains 6 cards with a different design on each.  There are three models to choose from.

The 1st model contains cards that were kindly designed by Sandra O’Callaghan.  They feature the stories of Java Roly Poly Etc, Spica, Ballina and Curra, The Cape Clear Cats, Luna and Feral Cats.

The 2nd model contains cards that feature the stories of Belle from Shanagarry, Gumpy Nom Noms from Kilbrittain, the Castlemartyr Community Project, A Committed Carer from Midleton and Buffy & Lestat from the city.


The 3rd model contains cards that were kindly designed by Axelle Rychembusch and feature the stories of a paradise garden in Ballinhassig; Butch Cassidy, the kitten who broke into a bank in Youghal; a new beginning in Kinsalebeg; Come-On from Whitegate; an inhabited garden in Grenagh and the tiny tortie from Monkstown.


The box of cards costs €8 and contains 12 cards (6 different designs).  It contains cards that feature the stories of Baloo; Merry, the Christmas Kitten; Mia from Youghal; Garfield and his Brother; Cleire, the Island Cat; The Whitegate Gang.

Xmas cards 2014

We will be happy to mail them to you (p&p to be added).  Contact us at with your order and we will let you know how to proceed.  Don’t forget to visit our online shop for more gift ideas!

Alternatively, you can find them at the following businesses:

If you would like to help us by taking a box of cards and calendars in your business or at your office, please email

East Cork:

City and surburbs:

West Cork

North Cork



Christmas Stalls

  • 24/11: Christmas stall in Maxi Zoo Midleton & Douglas
  • 26/11: Christmas stall in Maxi Zoo Midleton
  • 26 & 27/11: Mitchelstown Christmas Fair (Mitchelstown, North Cork)
  • 3/12: Franciscan Well Christmas Market (Cork)
  • 4/12: Ballintotis Christmas Fair (East Cork)
  • 10/12: Christmas stall in Maxi Zoo Douglas (Cork)
  • 11/12: Cloyne Winter Fayre (Cloyne, East Cork)
  • 11/12: Garryvoe Christmas Market (Garryvoe Hotel, East Cork)
  • 16/12: Christmas stall at Supervalu (Mitchelstown)
  • 17/12: Christmas stall in Maxi Zoo Midleton
  • 17/12: Christmas stall in PetStop (Kinsale Roundabout, Cork)
  • 23/12: Christmas stall in Maxi Zoo Midleton
  • More to be announced!

Some companies also have some thanks to our wonderful volunteers who took them to sell to their colleagues!  Thank you to Kay at the Midleton Jameson Distillery, Carrie at EMC, David at Blizzard and Laura at Apple!

Give Paw Campaign in Maxi Zoo Midleton 2017


We are delighted to announce that Maxi Zoo Midleton have chosen Community Cats Network, along with Pauline’s Rescue, for the Give Paw campaign. During the month of October, you can pop in store and buy a paw to stick on a ball. You can write a message or the name of your own pet. For each paw, Maxi Zoo will donate a euro to their chosen charity.

We will be at the Midleton store on the 1st, 8th, 15th and 29th of October to raise awareness about the work we do. You can call in to meet our volunteers, as well as Prospero and Jasmin (formerly known as Madame Irma), two cats that were rescued by CCN.


Run the Evening Echo Women’s Mini-Marathon 2016 in Aid of CCN


The Evening Echo Women’s Mini-Marathon 2016 will take place in Cork on the 25th of September at 1pm.  It is a fun event that helps to raise money for many charities.  You can walk, jog or run the 4 miles.  Although it is a women’s mini-marathon, men are also welcome to take part as long as they are dressed as women!

We will all meet at 12.30pm for a group photo!  Location to be announced.

Join the “cat trappers on the run” and register now!


For more details about registration or to sponsor one of our participants, click here.