Feline Fundraiser In Fine Fettle



Feline fundraiser in fine fettle
6th July 2017

By Karen Pickwick

Cats Protection has been named Outstanding Charity Retailer for the second year running in the 10th Charity Retail Awards, presented in Nottingham last week.

The awards are organised and hosted by the Charity Retail Association (CRA) the only body to represent charity shops throughout the UK. 

Cats Protection won the award in recognition of its substantial growth (16% like-for-like growth from 2016), which is far ahead of the sector average, and its innovative programme of shop openings. The feline charity opened a further 20 new shops across the UK and refurbished six existing units, adding two Cattitude Boutiques in London and Edinburgh. It also added a new discount format to its portfolio.

Lorna Fallon, retail and trading manager at Cats Protection, said: “Our dedicated team of cat-loving volunteers and staff have continued to set up modern and colourful shops that catch the eye of shoppers while also offering a diverse range of products and an excellent level of customer service.

“It’s wonderful to be recognised for these efforts and we are very grateful to the judges for picking us out.”