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Homeless charity makes special bed for injured cat

PUBLISHED: 14:24 23 July 2019 | UPDATED: 14:24 23 July 2019

Budge the cat who was injured. He was made a special bed by a homeless resident at St Martins charity in Norwich. Picture: ST MARTINS CHARITY

Budge the cat who was injured. He was made a special bed by a homeless resident at St Martins charity in Norwich. Picture: ST MARTINS CHARITY

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Homeless people got to show off their creative skills to help a much-loved pet.

The Dean of Norwich, the Very Rev Jane Hedges (left) with NIcky King, life skills development co-ordinator for St Martins, who is holding Budge the cat who was injured. He was made a special bed by a homeless resident at St Martins charity in Norwich. Picture: ST MARTINS CHARITYThe Dean of Norwich, the Very Rev Jane Hedges (left) with NIcky King, life skills development co-ordinator for St Martins, who is holding Budge the cat who was injured. He was made a special bed by a homeless resident at St Martins charity in Norwich. Picture: ST MARTINS CHARITY

The bed for Budge the cat, whose owners live in Cathedral Close, Norwich, was made by hostel residents at nearby homelessness charity St Martins.

Budge, who regularly makes trips to the Norwich Cathedral, fractured his pelvis in an accident.

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Moved by the news the cat had been injured, the St Martins residents at Bishopbridge House wanted to help.

A bed to aid him with his recovery was made with an old duvet by a resident called Lorraine.

Nicky King, life skills development co-ordinator for St Martins, said: "Many of the people we support have pets and one of the activities we offer is to teach people to sew animal beds out of donated fabric."

Budge has also inspired the creative writing and art groups at St Martins to come up with story ideas and illustrations for a book.

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