Calling all cat lovers – host a Paw-some Afternoon Tea to help local cats!

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Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre is appealing to cat lovers and baking enthusiasts alike to help raise money for cats in need by hosting a Paw-some Afternoon Tea event.

The centre, in Lewes Road, Chelwood Gate, is looking for people to organise events in homes, workplaces and schools throughout April for guests to enjoy tea and cake in exchange for a small donation.

The events will be part of Cats Protection’s national Paw-some Afternoon Tea and will enable friends, family and workmates to enjoy a fun get-together with cakes and treats.

Anyone can host a Paw-some Afternoon Tea and can obtain a free pack containing everything needed to make it a success, including bunting, cake flags and recipes, by signing up at

Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre Manager Danielle Draper said: “Holding a Paw-some Afternoon Tea is a great excuse to get together with friends, family, colleagues and school mates to indulge in a cuppa and some tasty treats while raising money for unwanted cats and kittens in Sussex.

“Cats have a great knack for finding enjoyment in the simplest of things, and what could be more enjoyable than taking a break for tea, cakes and some feline-themed fun?”

Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre is part of a network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 36 centres which together help around 200,000 cats a year.

The centre is currently caring for around 100 cats in need of homes, including Steven, a former stray who came into the centre in a poor condition in January.

Cat-lovers can also choose one of the charity’s Sussex branches to support by holding an event, and can find details of their closest by visiting

To find out more about any of the cats currently available for rehoming at Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre please call 01825 741 331 or email To find out about cats available for rehoming at volunteer-run branches throughout Sussex, please visit

The National Cat Adoption Centre is open every day from 10am until 4pm and is a great free day out for all the family.

The centre is situated in Chelwood Gate, on the A275 between Wych Cross and Danehill.