Welcome from Sandra
Worthing Cat Welfare Trust was started 25 years ago by Iris Green and myself with a lot of help and support from Carole, Sharon, Tina and Carole’s Mum, who bought us a van, so that Carole (our Welfare officer at that time) could carry on with her important work.
At that time we had 40 cats in our care and the princely sum of £40! We did car boot sales and any other fundraising that would help. We paid for cat food and vet bills ourselves. Carla Lane opened our first charity shop in Brighton Road, which proved to be very successful and started us out on the path to where we are today.
We couldn’t have done any of it without our band of foster mums, volunteers and loyal supporters. We all kept each other going through the ups and downs at this time. Today, we still have our foster mums, volunteers and loyal supporters and through sheer hard work and determination, 2019 has found us to be the successful charity that we are today. We are so lucky and appreciate all you do for us.
We also have new Trustees and committee members, whose enthusiasm inspires us all and our shop at South Street, Tarring goes from strength to strength with Abigail at the helm.
We have an excellent network of temporary foster homes, which really equates to a virtual sanctuary without the ruinous costs of setting up our own establishment. With Jackie as our dedicated welfare officer, we will carry on with the excellent job that we do and that is rescuing and rehoming cats and kittens in and around the Worthing area.
Sandra Collins – WCWT Chair