Catwalk to help keep cats safe

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The Cats Protection Centre in Downham has organised a sponsored walk on Sunday, May 30.

Three team members are taking part in the event and they are asking for people to come and join them.

Stacey Ely, the deputy manager at the centre said: “We chose Peddars Way as it’s local to both our own centre, and the centre in Dereham.

“It’s a beautiful part of Norfolk to explore. We’ve teamed up with the Dereham centre to help raise awareness of what we do.”

The centre has been in Downham for 25 years, and relies entirely on charitable funding and donations.

Catherine McCabe, a volunteer cat care assistant, said: “There are two different walks taking place. One is 14 miles, which starts at Sedgeford, and the other is 11 miles which starts at Little Cressingham.

“Both will start at 9am and they will finish at Castle Acre where everybody will meet up for some refreshment, a buffet and receive a certificate for completing the walk.”

Leah Snowdon, another volunteer care assistant isn’t relishing the prospect of such a long walk.

“Normally I drive everywhere, but I tried walking three miles the other day and it took me nearly two hours, so this is going to be hard work” she says.

There are still places left and anyone that wishes to take part can go to to purchase a ticket. Alternatively you can sponsor the team members on their Just Giving page at

The staff at the Cats Protection would also like to thank everybody for their support during the Cat Flu outbreak and for all of the kind donations.

They are over the worst of it and the centre is once again open to the public.