In Memory of Gerald 'The York Minster Cat'

by Gerald 'The York Minster Cat' in York, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 18th October 2020 we successfully raised £1,355 with 100 supporters in 28 days

We aim to celebrate & remember Gerald 'The York Minster Cat' by commissioning a sculpture of him for inclusion in York's unique Cat Trail.

by Gerald 'The York Minster Cat' in York, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

 If we are able to meet &  surpass our fundraising target of £500 then further donations and funding will be used to support an additional Gerald project which is in the discussion stages at the moment. This will take the form of a complementary community based initative, which will also celebrate and act as a memorial for Gerald (in addition to his memorial sculpture within the York Cat Trail). We will of course update all supporter's of this project as soon as the final details of this project are confirmed.  

Thank you for visiting our page. There are I'm sure, many people out there who met and became fond of Gerald 'The York Minster Cat' who sadly passed away early September this year. 

Gerald was an incredibly special cat who spent the latter three years of his life happily patrolling the cobbled streets and gardens surrounding York Minster. Gerald had a very comfy bed and food at home but his independent character meant that for much of his days and nights he was out. 

Gerald became well known throughout York and infact the world, appearing in selfies and posts all over social media. He wasn't fame crazy, it was merely a resulting side effect of his friendly nature and curiosity to meet and sit with people of all backgrounds. 

Gerald helped people through depression, he appeared in the background of wedding photos and inspired non-cat people to reconsider! 

His tragic and untimely death was a feature in the press both locally and nationally; a sign of his special and charming qualities and of the impact he had on hundreds of people.

In Gerald's memory we would like to carry on the postive engagement he had with individuals and the wider community. 

In order to remember and celebrate him the way we wish to we hope to raise enough money to commission a local sculptor to create a lasting sculptural tribute to Gerald which will be a feature within York's unique and popular cat trail which exists within the city. 

Both the location and artist are yet to be decided but we hope to raise enough funds to make this idea and tribute possible and will of course keep you updated along the way.

We thank you  for taking the time to read this and for any donation you are able to make. 

Thank you on behalf of Donald (Gerald's Bengal Brother), his family (Justine, Sam, Elise), friends & fans. X

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