Signed Bob Mortimer cat print auction to raise cash for kitties
16 November 2017
Comedian Bob Mortimer has teamed up with Cats Protection to auction a one-off signed print to help the charity raise much-needed funds.
The A1 sized artwork will be sold on eBay, with the three-day auction kicking off at midday on Friday 24 November.
The print is part of a collaboration between Bob and online gift company Wordynumnum, who have been producing limited edition cat name prints signed by Bob since July this year, with a portion of each sale going to Cats Protection.
Bob explained: “I’m a big cat lover and have always had them in my life so it’s great to be supporting Cats Protection, which does so much to help unwanted moggies.
“I have two cats at the moment, called Goodmonson and Mavis, but I love naming cats and am always calling them different things every day.
“I initially started jokingly ‘selling’ suggested cat names on Twitter and then began working with Wordynumnum to produce a series of signed prints featuring the names I’d made up, but in the shape of cats.
“The picture that’s being auctioned for Cats Protection is a one-off, though, so I’m hoping it raises a good amount to help our feline friends.”
The proceeds of these prints, plus the full amount generated by the auction, will help the charity look after the thousands of cats in its care at any one time.
“We really hope that lots of people will get bidding to win this unique signed print,” added Cats Protection spokesperson, Cat Jarvis.
“£250 would feed 15 cats for 3 months, so every penny really will be hugely appreciated. And with Christmas coming up, this print would make the perfect gift for any Bob Mortimer fan.”
To get your paws on this one-of-a-kind artwork, visit www.cats.org.uk
between midday on Friday 24 and midday on Monday 27 November for details on how to bid.
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For further information or an interview, please contact Cats Protection’s Media Office on 01825 741 911, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or @CPMediaTeam on Twitter. Notes to Editors:
- Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and helps around 190,000 cats each year through its national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 34 centres.
- Cats Protection’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
- Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland). Founded as the Cats Protection League in 1927, the charity adopted the name Cats Protection in 1998. We ask that you use the name Cats Protection when referring to the charity in all published material.
- More information about the work of Cats Protection can be found at www.cats.org.uk