Comedian inspires cat charity prints

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Bob Mortimer has helped to raise thousands of pounds for Cats Protection

3rd January 2018 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

A cat-daft comedian has helped raise funds for an animal charity.

Cats Protection has received a welcome donation of more than £3,000 from online gift company Wordynumnum to help unwanted cats and kittens.

The donation comes as the result of a series of limited edition cat name prints – inspired, personalised and signed by Shooting Stars funnyman Bob Mortimer – that were sold between July and December last year.

The prints have proved extremely popular, and sold out within minutes of going on sale.

Mortimer explained: “I’m a big cat lover and have always had them in my life so it’s great to be supporting Cats Protection, which does so much to help unwanted moggies.

“I have two cats at the moment, called Goodmonson and Mavis, but I love naming cats and am always calling them different things every day.

“I initially started jokingly selling suggested cat names on Twitter and then began working with Wordynumnum to produce a series of signed prints featuring the names I’d made up, but in the shape of cats.”

The charity's spokesperson Cat Jarvis said: “We are so grateful to Bob and Wordynumnum for their support. Every thousand pounds is enough to feed 15 cats for a whole year, so this is hugely appreciate.

“As the UK’s largest cat charity, we look after thousands of cats and kittens across the UK at any one time, so donations of any amount are always very welcome.”