Raise The Roof Fundraiser!

by The Cat House in Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Total raised £1,613

raised so far

68

supporters

We are aiming to raise £2000 to build a roof on our catio, so that our cats can still get fresh air and outdoor enrichment even on wet days.

by The Cat House in Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 5th December 2023 we'd raised £1,493 with 65 supporters in 21 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

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ABOUT US

The Cat House is a socially-minded, community-friendly, cat-themed arts centre and cat lounge, in lovely Norwich. We help promote and raise funds for local cat rescue organisations and help rescue cats find their forever homes. We are home to 19 cats in the Cat House - most of whom are local rescue cats, all of whom are amazing little characters!

We have been open just 3 months now, since August 2023, and with the amazing support of Norfolk cat lovers we have thrived beyond expectations. This has meant we have been able to build the cats a wonderland of climbing frames and a large catio - an outdoor space for fresh air, birdwatching, sunbathing and exercise.

VITAL OUTSIDE SPACE

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We managed to raise around £1500 via a small Crowdfund campaign before we opened, which covered installation of the cat-proof wall panels and a mesh top layer to keep the cats in, but we ran short of funding the roof, which is why we are now seeking help with this expense.

The £2000 will cover the labour costs, the roofing materials, a cat-flap being cut in the glass for access when the door is closed, and the addition of an outside plug point.

NOT ONLY FOR THE CATS

The catio roof will not only benefit the cats, it will also benefit visitors to the cat house, as we will then be able to place a sofa or two out there, along with heated throws, then visitors can sit out even on cold, wet days, with a warm, cosy throw and a cat on their laps, and a mug of hot chocolate/coffee/tea.

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TIME FRAME

We hope to get the roof installed by mid December, which is why we have opted for just a 3 week crowdfund campaign, as time is tight.

We have gained a reasonable quote for the work - the cat-friendly builder is on standby ready to start work asap. So we hope with your help it won't be long before the catio is dry and cosy!

THE REWARDS

The artwork up for grabs in the prize draw is an A3 print of 'Leaping Cat' which is often used in our marketing and on our social media.

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The discount voucher is a 15% off voucher for use at Shellie Wall Photography, in Dereham. They are valid for 12 months. The pet shoots are 45 minutes, and cost £125.00 which includes 5 digital images or mini pet shoots are £99.00 with 3 digital images, so this discount voucher will go towards whichever one of these you choose. Shellie has taken numerous photos of our cats, many of which are on our website and in the art gallery at the Cat House. 

www.shelliewallphotography.co.uk 

https://www.facebook.com/shelliewall2/

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Our Cat House mugs and pens have been created specially for this Crowdfunder campaign:

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A NEW REWARD AS OF NOVEMBER 26TH:

The lovely Cheryl Cade, a local Cheese, Beer and Gin judge and tour guide, has just donated an amazing gift to be added to the prize draw for the first 3 level pledges: a Norwich Cheese Tour voucher worth £55! This gives it's winner - and a friend - the opportunity to experience a 2 hour cheese tour around Norwich, visiting 4 venues, tastings 5 cheeses and 2 drinks. Alternatively the winner can use the vouchers towards a Beer, Gin or cathedral tour.

Visit www.cherylcade.com for further info.

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MEET OUR CATS!

They, and we, are very excited about getting a roof, and we appreciate every penny of funding! With much love from me - Sarah - and the Cat House team: Vicki, Sara, Breagha, Aimee and Jade xxx

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£10 or more

First Level Reward

£10 pledges are most welcome and each is considered a true gift from the heart. All pledges will be entered into a prize draw for a top quality print of an original cat painting by Sarah Price, The Cat House Founder (to be collected from The Cat House). You will also receive a 15% discount voucher for pet portraits at Shellie Wall photography in Dereham.

£20 or more

Second Level Reward

Second level pledges include everything from the first level pledges, plus a Cat House pen and a Cat House mug (to be collected from the Cat House in Norwich).

£35 or more

Third Level Reward - End of Year Party!

This reward gets you everything already mentioned, plus an exclusive invite to our Crowdfunders End of Year Party - a gentle, cat oriented party... no crazed drunkenness here ;-) It will be on Saturday 30th December, either late afternoon or early evening, before we close for New Year. A tasty glass of mulled wine & crunchy savoury nibbles are included. Come toast the cats, celebrate our first 5 months and make wishes for the new year with us!

£110 or more

Visit once a month for a year (save £34!)

That's right folks, bag yourself a bargain 12 visits for £110! The standard price for 12 Cat House Lounging Sessions is £144, so a saving of £34. First drink is included each visit. Great value if you plan to be a regular visitor! Valid for weekday visits only.

£300 or more

Top Reward - Private Christmas Function

This reward gives the gift of festive fun for up to 15 people. Maybe a family gathering, a work Christmas do or a group of friends who want to gather with the cats to celebrate in fun feline style. Choose a 2 hour slot on a Monday or Tuesday afternoon or an evening by arrangement, in December, and we will provide Mulled Wine, mince pies and dodgy Christmas music, whilst the cats provide the entertainment!

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