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Crumbs of comfort to help care for Cumbria’s homeless moggies

Pet lovers are being invited to tuck into cake while helping rehome some of Cumbria’s lonely cats.

Volunteers and supporters of Blue Cross will be donning their aprons to bake for the big day, with all proceeds going to take care of the sick and homeless pets currently in the charty’s care.

The Mad Catters Tea Party will take place at Currock Community Centre, on Lediard Avenue in Carlisle, on Sunday, from 12pm to 4pm. Entrance costs £5.50 per person and entitles them to all the cake they can eat.

Joanne Park, Blue Cross volunteer cat fosterer in Carlisle, said: “Blue Cross cares for over 40,000 sick, injured and homeless pets every year and it’s events like Paws for Tea that make it possible.

“Enjoying a slice of cake and a cup of tea has never been so rewarding – all money raised will go towards pets in need. It’s the perfect excuse to treat yourself.”

She added: “Whether people come along to our tea party, or hose one of their own, we hope lots of people will get involved with this year’s event.”

Visiting or hosting a tea party will help homeless pets like Saul, a five-year-old cat staying in local foster care until a new home can be found. Saul was neglected by previous owners and needed lots of care when he first arrived at Blue Cross.

He is now looking for a quiet home where he will have lots of cuddles.

To find out more about the Paws for Tea party or to show your support, email [email protected], or leave a comment on the Blue Cross Cumbria Facebook page.

To find out more about Saul and other cats looking for homes call 0300 777 1920 or visit

To host your own tea party, visit

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