Due to popular demand, we are launching a kids edition of our Read-a-thon, open to Irish children under 15.
We are inviting kids to take up this challenge and read books for a whole month, between the 22nd of October and the 22nd of November, while collecting sponsorship for their effort, thus raising funds to help the cats in need. The following week, kids will need to return their sponsorship cards (before the 26th of November), along with the money raised, accompanied with a one-page letter highlighting what they have read and how they enjoyed it. Letters will then be published on our website.
Every child taking part will receive a “thank you pack” containing a certificate of participation and their reward prizes. All children taking part will also be entered in a draw to win a few prizes (to be announced). Children taking part in this edition are also welcome to take part in the online Read-a-thon if they would like to (see details and register here).
To register for the kids edition of the Read-a-thon, fill in the form below (or download this form: Kids registration). To take part, you need to be under 15 and you must reside in Ireland. All proceeds will go to the charity, to help us to continue our work of helping cats.
- Raise €5 and receive the Community Cats Network sticker.
- Raise €20 and receive the Community Cats Network sticker and badge.
- Raise €40 and receive the Community Cats Network sticker, our badge and one of our bookmarks.
- Raise €60 and receive the Community Cats Network sticker, our badge, one of our bookmarks and one of our fridge magnets
- Raise €90 and receive the Community Cats Network sticker, our badge, one of our bookmarks, one of our fridge magnets and a lovely cat keyring.
The Draw Prizes:
All participants will be entered into a draw to win one of these prizes. We may do two age categories…
Rebecca from Midleton, aged 11
“I love reading books and I would like to raise some money for community cats network , as they brought us Tonio, Buffy and Callie and this is a fun way I can help.”
Rachel from Midleton, aged 10
“I would like to take part because I love to read and I don’t like to see animals hurt or in pain or anything like that. Coz I didn’t like what happened to the kitten that mum took from my nans – Emily knows the story. I just really, really love animals and I just don’t like them being hurt.”
Well done to Rachel, who read 16 books and raised €92 to help the cats! Rachel wrote a lovely letter and seems to really enjoy funny and weird books. Rachel won the hand-knitted bookmark at the draw, which we are sure will be well-used, as well as her thank you gifts. Congratulations Rachel!
Aaron from Carrigtohill, aged 10
“I like reading and love cats. I really want to raise money to help Cinka as my mom found her and I played with her alot 😄 It was really fun, even if it resulted in the odd pounce 😂😹“
Lucy from Saleen, aged 7
“I don’t want cats to die and I love them.”
Well done to Lucy, who read 4 books and raised €10! Lucy seems to enjoy every book she reads, especially the ones about animals. No wonder as she would like to become a vet! Lucy won the diary at the draw, where she can record all her thoughts about books, as well as her thank you gifts. Congratulations Lucy!
Robyn from Saleen, aged 5
Well done to Robyn, who read 5 books and raised €10 to help the cats! As Robyn is not allowed to have a cat, she helps them out instead. Robyn won the Dr Seuss book at the draw and we hope she’ll enjoy it, as well as her thank you gifts. Congratulations Robyn!
Thank you all for taking part and we hope to see you next year!