My Charity for 2018 – and an awesome competition for you to enter every month!
So, fair warning, I’m almost always supporting an animal charity. (I’m a crazy cat lady)
If you don’t like cat pictures, back away now…
My charity of choice for 2018 is Blue Cross, as I’ve seen first-hand how wonderful they are. If you are a pet parent like me, then you will agree that our pets are our family.
It’s really hard (terrifying) handing them over for treatments and operations. Last year, we adopted Iggy and Ivan (pictured) from Cats Protection League. Blue Cross partner with then to ensure that all newly adopted animals get their essential vaccines and neutering taken care of, at no cost to the new owner.
We’d gone in for neutering – leaving our older cat, Clara, to enjoy bit of peace from the kittens, and feel smug that she didn’t have to go to the vets. But while Ivan was under anaesthetic, the nurse noticed his baby teeth were overcrowded. So she phoned me and offered to take the excess teeth out while he was under, to save him from having a second anaesthetic at a later date.
Now bear in mind, Blue Cross are a charity. They didn’t ask for any money to do this. It was simply about doing the right thing by Ivan – not about making money. And that right there was when I fell in love with this charity.
Every six months in London, and many other major cities around the world, we have a ‘kitten crisis’. I know, it sounds adorable, and it kind of is. But it’s also a problem as shelters everywhere end up at max capacity. If we all took the responsibility to neuter our pets, then we wouldn’t get to crisis level, and so many more animals would have a home.
These guys help homeless pets by fixing them up when they need it. And of course, making sure newly adopted pets are neutered, helping to prevent future problems.
Help me support Blue Cross – and win something awesome!
So would you like to help me in supporting these guys?
On April 22nd I’m running the London Marathon, in some kind of cat costume (to be chosen), to raise money for Blue Cross. And I’m running a monthly prize draw on my JustGiving page.
(In other news – I’m also running a Blogging Master Class with all proceeds going to Blue Cross – take a peek HERE)
Each month, I’m giving away 2 vouchers (winners drawn at random by Iggy and Ivan) for 100% off any of my training courses for 2018! That’s right, you can take anything, from a one-day master class to a six-week bootcamp with me! Just choose your fate from my upcoming courses, anytime in 2018.
How to Enter
Entering is an easy as donating a minimum of £5 here: justgiving.com/fundraising/feline-pawsome
and typing “SKB draw” into the comments, so I know you want to be included.
On the first day of each new month, we will draw the previous month’s 2 winners and announce on Facebook live. I’m trying to come up with a good way for Iggy and Ivan to select the two names – any suggestions very welcome!