Cat loving celebrities have kindly donated their ‘paw prints’ in a bid to raise money for the UK’s leading cat welfare charity, Cats Protection.


CELEBRITY PAWS auction aims to put cash in the kitty!

Ricky Gervais, Gary Lineker, Joanna Lumley, Sir Michael Caine, William Roache and even Prime Minister Gordon Brown are among over 20 celebrities who have lent their support to the charity’s Celebrity Paws auction, which will run from 27 September to 6 October.

Each celebrity was asked to draw round their hand, decorate it and then sign it to create a unique item. All the drawings are going to be auctioned online to raise vital funds for Cats Protection during its 80th year.

Janet Wickens, the charity’s Head of Fundraising and Communications, said: “We wanted to do something extra special to mark Cats Protection’s 80th birthday and we are delighted that Celebrity Paws has attracted such support from cat lovers in the public eye. Admittedly some hands are wackier than others but each one has been signed by the celebrity and is completely authentic so we hope these one-of-a-kind creations will get people bidding!”

The auction is being run through Ebay and everyone is encouraged to log on via to view the full list of paw prints available.

The drawings will be on display at Cats Protection’s National Cat Centre in Sussex throughout September and will be exhibited at the charity’s biggest fundraising event of the year, The Aristocats Ball, which will be held at The Grand Hotel in Brighton on Saturday 6 October.

For more information about the auction, please call Cats Protection’s national Helpline on 08702 099 099. 



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