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A CHARITY that helps cats are jubilant after receiving a large cheque from Pets at Home.

The Fareham and Waterlooville branch of Cats Protection, a feline welfare charity, was presented with a cheque for £1,422.70 from the Park Gate branch of Pets at Home.

Cats Protection rehomes and rehabilitates cats which may have been abandoned or are unwanted by owners.

Dee Dolby, from the charity, said: ‘It’s great that we can get these donations, as we are totally reliant on money that comes in from generous members of the public and organisations, due to not having access to any government funding.

‘The money we receive is used solely for the benefit of the cats and is vital to ensuring that they are well fed and looked after.’

Pets at Home raised the money through things such as raffles and other fundraisers at the store.

Store manager John Moore said he was proud of his team for raising so much money.

He added: ‘It’s great that we can develop partnerships with charities such as Cats Protection, which does a great job in enabling abandoned cats to be adopted.’

Mr Moore said the store hopes to raise more money for good causes in the future and also added that they organise at least one fundraising event a month.

For further information on the charity and for details on how to donate, go to fareham.cats.org.uk/fareham