Kind-hearted visitors to Feline Care Cat Rescue’s open day donate presents and help to raise more than £5,000

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson - Credit: Bee Wilkinson

The more than 150 cats which live at a care and rehoming centre will be spoilt this Christmas following a record-breaking event.

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson - Credit: Bee Wilkinson

Visitors to Feline Care Cat Rescue's seasonal open day donated a range of presents - including toys and food - for the cats to open on December 25.

The wrapped treats were placed under the Christmas tree at the centre in East Harling, near Thetford, ready for the big day.

And generous visitors also helped to raise more than £5,450 on the day - which was £1,500 more than was raised last year.

Molly Farrar, Feline Care Cat Rescue manager, said: 'It was a record breaking open day for us. We were absolutely astounded by the amount of people who turned up so support us.

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson - Credit: Bee Wilkinson

'We were overwhelmed. People were so generous and we have heaps of presents under the tree.'

Currently 158 cats live at the centre which gives cats a loving home with the hope of finding them their very own forever home.

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The open day, which started in 2011, is a way for the charity to raise money and also help stock up on toys and food. Miss Farrar believes the amount of food donated could help the centre keep going until the summer.

There were craft stalls, refreshments, a raffle and chocolate tombola at the event on Sunday, November 19. The charity was also selling their cards and calendars.

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson - Credit: Bee Wilkinson

'It was really was an amazing day and really humbling,' she said. 'Some of the gift tags were lovely and people are really beautiful.

'Some of the cats absolutely loved every second of it and got involved. They were clambering all over the stalls and meeting and greeting people.'

Currently Feline Care has 70 volunteers who help out at events, fundraise and who help care for the cats by grooming and playing with them.

Like humans, the cats will have to wait until Christmas Day to open their presents.

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson - Credit: Bee Wilkinson

Miss Farrar added: 'It is going to be a real treat. It is a treat for us and a treat for the cats. It is really nice to watch the cats get excited about their presents.'

People can still drop off their Christmas presents for the cats before 1pm Monday to Sunday at the centre on Roudham Road.

For more information call the centre on 07926 540294, visit Feline Care Cat Rescue on Facebook or visit Feline Care's website.

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson - Credit: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson - Credit: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson - Credit: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson - Credit: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson - Credit: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson - Credit: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson - Credit: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson - Credit: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson - Credit: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson

Feline Care Cat Rescue seasonal open day. Photo: Bee Wilkinson - Credit: Bee Wilkinson

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