Sedgley snappers wanted for cat charity calendar

Maggie Hyde, overall winner of last year’s competition, and Rob Hall, volunteer branch co-ordinator. Maggie’s cat Molly featured on the front cover of the calendar.

A popular local cat charity, which has rehomed many felines throughout Sedgley, is urging photographers to submit favourite pictures of their furry friends for  this year’s calendar competition.

As part of the contest, organised by the Stourbridge and District branch of Cats Protection, the 12 winning entries will be used to create a special branch calendar to help raise funds and look after more local cats and kittens.

Rob Hall, volunteer co-ordinator for the branch, says: “Following on from our very successful competition last year which received more than 150 entries, we’re again hoping to inspire local people to take a snap of their cat to help support other cats and kittens. Anyone can enter, as photos will not necessarily be judged on their technical merit alone. The overall winner will feature on the front cover of the calendar and owners will be able to choose which month they would like their cat to feature in.”

Entry costs just £1 per photo and the closing date is October 8 2011. A panel of branch volunteers, a local photographer and Jo Day, a vet from Vets 4 Pets in Dudley, will judge the entries. The winners will be announced at a special event to mark the launch of the calendar in November.

Entry forms are available from the Branch shop in Lower High Street, Stourbridge or from the Branch website at


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