Bristol And Wales Cat Rescue

Working Together To Give Cats A Second Chance

Important date for your 2014 BWCR calendar:

Saturday June 14th, 2pm-5pm - Animal Homing Show at Wickwar Village Hall.


Not only will we be taking lots of cats and kittens but outside we'll have stalls including: cakes, plants, tombola, bbq, face painting and guest stalls so please come along and help us raise some much needed funds and find wonderful new homes for lots of animals.

The Littlest Rescue  - Sharon will be bringing some of her gorgeous fosterbunnies and small furries.

Happily Ever Dog Rescue - Cerian will be there with her lovely foster dogs.


Dates For Your Calendar!

EVENTS FOR 2013

Saturday 2nd and 16th November, 11am - 5pm
Pets at Home, Portishead. Collection (with cats/kittens)
Sunday 24th November, 10.30am - 5pm
Keynsham Garden Centre. Collection (with cats/kittens)
Saturday 30th November, 11am-5pm
Pets at Home, Portishead. Collection (with cats/kittens)
Saturday 7th December
Cadbury Heath School Fair. Cats/kittens, bottle stall, lucky dip etc.
Saturday 7th December, 11am-5pm
Pets at Home, Filton. Collection (with cats/kittens)
Sunday 8th December, 11am-5pm
Pets at Home, Filton. Collection (with cats/kittens)
Sunday 8th December, 10.30am-5pm
Keynsham Garden Centre. Collection (with cats/kittens)
Saturday 14th December, 11am-5pm
Pets at Home, Filton. Collection (with cats/kittens)
Sunday 15th December, 11am-5pm
Pets at Home, Filton. Collection (with cats/kittens)
The Archives

Saturdays October 5th, 12th and 19th, 10am-2pm - collections at Tesco, Bradley Stoke.

All Saturdays and Sundays in October, 11am-5pm - collections (with cats/kittens) at Pets at Home, Filton.

Saturday 28th September, 2.30pm-5pm - Homing Show at Frenchay Village Hall, Beckspool Road.

Also on Sunday 18th August, 12pm-3pm - Emersons Green Vets Open Day - with more kittens!

Saturday July 13th, 11am-4pm - Westerleigh Showband Fete, Page Park, Staple Hill - BWCR bottle stall/tombola.

Not just dogs - we'll be there with kittens, tombola/ bottle stall.
Saturday July 6th, 1-6pm - Heathfest in Bromley Heath - BWCR bottle stall/tombola
Saturday June 29th, 10am-2pm - collection at Tesco, Bradley Stoke.

Saturday June 15th, 10am-2pm - Open Day at the new Animal House Vets practice at 11 North View, Westbury Park. Guest appearance by some of our kittens!

Saturday June 8th, 12 -2pm - Fun Day Event at Barton Fields, Speedwell, BS15 1NS - BWCR bottle stall /tombola.

Saturday June 1st, 10am-2pm - collection at Tesco, Bradley Stoke.

Saturday 25th May, 2.30 - 5pm - Frenchay Homing Show.

Saturday and Sunday May 18th/19th - LUSH, Cribbs Causeway

April 17th - May 14th - Pets at Home, Filton, are doing a charity 'round up' for us. All customers will be asked if they'd like to round up to the nearest pound and we get the difference! We'll be there with cats and kittens on all the weekends during this time.

Saturday March 30th, 10am-2pm- collection at Tesco, Bradley Stoke.

Sunday 10th February - Frenchay Homing Show.

 

 

 

Our LUSH weekend, 18th/19th May 2013

 

Kitten Edward looking rather worried about that body lotion!

 

Opening of Vets4Pets, Bishopston, 2nd March 2013 

 

Harley putting in a star turn at the opening of our new companion vet in Bishopston.

Homing Show, Frenchay, 10th February 2013 

 

Those yummy cakes again! But it wasn't just the cakes attracting attention - 20 cats and kittens found their forever homes.

Homing Show, Frenchay, 29th September 2012

A very busy, successful day with lots of cats and kittens finding their forever homes. And there were cakes too!

Page Park Jubilee Festival & Collection at Tesco Bradley Stoke 

A great day at Page Park at our tombola stall.  Thank you to everybody who supported us so well that we had actually ran out of bottles before 3 o'clock!!  A great day at Bradley Stoke too where, as usual, the Saturday shoppers were very kind to us.  Thank you to everybody for helping us raise £678 as well as finding a home for one of our lovely cats.  What a day!!  

EVENTS FOR 2012  

March 10th - Frenchay Homing Show

April 28th - Collection at Tesco, Bradley Stoke

May 12th - Cadbury Heath School Fayre 

May 19th - Frenchay Homing Show 

June 2nd - Collection at Tesco, Bradley Stoke

June 2nd - Tombola stall at Page Park Jubilee Festival

June 30th - Clifton College Summer Fayre

September 1st - Collection at Tesco, Bradley Stoke

September 29th - Frenchay Homing Show 

October 6th - Collection at Tesco, Bradley Stoke

November 10th - Collection at Tesco, Bradley Stoke

December 1st - Cadbury Heath School Christmas Fayre

December 8th - Keynsham Garden Centre's Christmas Extravaganza

2011 EVENTSSaturday November 26th 11am - 2pm - our first ever rehoming show.

What a roaring success!!  So many people attended the show to support us and in excess of 30 cats now happy and settled in their new homes as a direct result. Watch this space for our next show!! 

Saturday 1st October Bradley Stoke Centre

Fabulous sunny day with lots of kind shoppers.  Not only a whopping £528.40 raised, but all 7 of the kittens taken have been home checked and are now ready to go to new loving homes. A massive thank you to everybody at Bradley Stoke for their support.  

2011 

Saturday 27th August Cleeve Rugby Club Cider Festival with the Wurzels

We will be at the Cleeve Rugby Club Cider Festival with the Wurzels on Saturday the 27th of August so why not come along and support us in what promises to be a fantastic day out. We will be holding a bottle and tombola stall to raise some much needed funds for our lovely kitties, some of who, will making guest appearances for a lovely cuddle. Irresistible kitties, the Wurzels and cider for a good cause all in one go................what could be better!!   

Saturday 20th August

Some of us lovely kittens are having a jolly at the Bath Pet Centre from 10am.  We are really hoping to get loads of cuddles and raise some money for our well trained humans!! It would be great if you could come and meet us and our 2 legged friends friends........meow

A great day with lots of cuddles and £107.44 raised too!!

Many thanks to everybody at Bath Pet Centre for making us so welcome.  It really was very much appreciated. 

          

Saturday 6th August at the Railway Tavern in Fishponds

Any excuse for us all to get together for a jolly, we had lots of fun and still managed to raise £111 with a raflle!!    

Sunday 10th July at Jollyes Pet Store in Longwell Green

Collection at Jollyes Pet Store in Longwell Green. We raised £91, but just as importatly, we found a fabulous new home for one of our lovely cats, Tyler, as well as getting a great new foster Mum on board.  A massive thank you to Toby and all the staff at Jollyes for making us feel so welcome.  

Saturday 2nd July - Garden Party

Garden party held in our honour at a very kindly supporters home. A fabulous afternoon in the sun enjoyed by all involved and the great sum of £520 raised. A hugh thank you to the organisers who put so much hard work into this event and for allowing us to take over their home and garden for the day in aid of our cats and kittens.     

Saturday 11th June  at Bradley Stoke Festival

A very busy day of fundraising at Bradley Stoke. Some of our lovely kittens even came along to help out and relinquished cuddles in exchange for a few pennies!! Lots of generous people around for our tombola and bottle stall which was so successful that all our prizes had been won by 4.30 pm!!  Thank you to all the people who helped us raise £471.50.     

 

2010

Sunday 18th July 10am - 4pm

Holly Hedge Fun Day is at Ashton Court - Dovecote Entrance 

Dog shows, displays, lots of stalls, rides for the kids - we're doing a bottle stall plus polos, T-shirts etc. It's a great day out for everyone!

 

Saturday July 10th 10am - evening

Page Park centenary celebrations in Staple Hill

Lots of stalls, bands, displays, the fire brigade with engine and then music in the evening.

Come along to our stall and try out our fantastic cakes that have been made without any animals being harmed (ie, they're vegan!), they're also wheat free... we challenge you to taste the difference! We'll also be selling bottles, and polo shirts and all proceeds will go straight back into the charity helping stray and unwanted cats and kittens.

Easter weekend collection at Bradley Stoke Tescos

A massive thank you to all those who stopped to donate money at our recent Easter weekend collection at Bradley Stoke Tescos.

 Whilst most of the volunteers managed to stay focussed, others were to be found elsewhere...

 

And as ever, Archie couldn't help but dress up...

 

 

 

2009
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28TH

We are hosting a series of coffee mornings in Staple Hill Methodist Church on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm, our first one is this weekend so please come along for a slice of home-made cake and a chat.Well our cakes were obviously alright as we made £83!

Saturday April 11th  Street collection 10am - 2pm Staple Hill

Our first street collection this year and what a gloriously sunny day - lots of people were away for Easter but we still collected £163.89 and Toby, 14 weeks black labrador pup made his fundraising debut!

Saturday April 25th AGM & Skittles

It's our birthday!  We celebrated our first birthday in style, with a skittle evening at the Railway Tavern in Fishponds.

 

 

Saturday May 9th Coffee morning 10am-12pm Staple Hill Methodist Church £52 collected

Saturday May 30th Street collection 10am-2pm Kingswood

£135.69 collected

Saturday June 13th Coffee morning 10am-12pm Staple Hill Methodist Church

£40 collected

Saturday July 11th Coffee morning 10am-12pm Staple Hill Methodist Church

£30 collected

Sunday July 12th Holly Hedge Family Fun Day and Dog Show

Ashton Court (Long Ashton entrance)

Following the success of last year's event Holly Hedge Animal Rescue have invited us to join in with the mayhem again this year.

Come and join us for a fun-packed family day, sponsored walk and novelty dog show - the fun starts at 10am!

All the bottles on our stall went within 3 hours and we raised £186..and the sun shone!!

Saturday July 25th Street collection 10am-2pm Staple Hill

Saturday August 1st Street Collection 10am-2pm Portishead

Saturday August 22nd Street collection 10am-2pm Kingswood

Saturday September 26th Street collection 10am-2pm Westbury-On-Trym

October and December

Following our fantastic collection at Tesco Bradley Stoke in 2008 we will be there again this year - join us for Halloween on Saturday October 31st and Christmas Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th December. Archie will be making a special guest appearance again in full fancy dress (don't worry - he's too dopey to notice!). Thanks to Scott and Joy for inviting us back.

Two of our little helpers at the Halloween collection at Tesco Bradley Stoke!

 

2008 Events

May 29th: GET READY FOR SUMMER function at Bawa club Southmead Road 6.30-9.30pm
The 2008 'Get Ready for Summer Fair’ will take place at the BAWA Leisure Club on Southmead Road, Filton from 6.30-9.30pm.Following the success of a similar event last year, which raised more than £1430 for a chosen charity, over 30 stall-holders are expected to attend, offering a range of products and services with plenty of ideas for pampering yourself or your family as you prepare for the summer sun!  Ideas for health and beauty, holistic therapies, gifts, jewellery and clothing are all amongst the wares on offer and there will be a bumper raffle with lots of prize treats too.

Entry to the Fair is £3 per person. Contact details above.

A huge thank you to all the stallholders and everyone who came - we had a great night and raised a magnificent £1268.68 !! Some of this money will  help buy a new pen to foster even more pusscats - so thank you from the cats too!

Sunday 1st June  10.00 to 4.00pm  Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary  WET NOSE DAY at Ashton Court.(Dovecote entrance)
We are pleased to be joining Holly Hedge at this Ashton Court event, we will have a stand selling goods and look forward to seeing you there.
They have Agility dog displays, Bric a Brac, BBQ/Refreshments, Stalls, Swings, Slides, Tarot reading, Pet Photography, Face Painting, Tombola, Bouncy Castle, Charity Auction, for details ring 01275 474719 or 0117 9695332.

We had a fun afternoon amongst hundreds of dogs but still managed to sell a few scratch posts! Thank you to Holly Hedge for letting us join in - we raised £113.

Summer Fayre

Unfortunately we had to compete with 2 other fetes close by and didn't get as many people pop in as we'd hoped but we still raised £500 which will enable us to buy the new pen we wanted, so thank you to everyone who came or helped or donated goods for us to sell.

 

Street Collections

Henleaze Tuesday March 25th 10am-2pm - Well, it was freezing cold and like a ghost town but we raised £92.74 and met some lovely people so huge thanks to the generous folks of Henleaze - sorry if our balloons ended up in your garden but it was a bit windy!

Staple Hill  Saturday April 26th 10am - 2pm - The sun shone for the first time in ages, lots of people were out and about and we collected an incredible £198.40. We also swapped a lot of cat (and dog!) stories with fellow animal lovers - thank you Staple Hill!

Bedminster East St  Thursday May 29th 10am-2pm - A shorter collection today as we had to dash off to organise our 'do' at BAWA , but in 3 hours we still managed a creditable £83.12 - not bad at all. Plus we have hopefully found a lady who will foster for us so well worth doing for that alone.

Westbury-On-Trym Friday June 27th 10am-2pm - Another miserable day weather wise but what a lot of nice people! We had a few enquiries about re-homing dogs so were able to point people in the direction of Many Tears our sister rescue in Wales so hopefully some lucky dogs will find lovely new homes and we collected £161.50  - brilliant.

Kingswood High Street Saturday July 26th 10am - 2pm - A gloriously sunny day and we took our dogs along to raise awareness of our sister rescue Many Tears who rehabilitate and rehome puppy farm dogs. Archie, Ruby, Paige and Buffy worked very hard giving cuddles and having their bellies rubbed (it's a hard life - they even had sausages donated for their lunch!) and we collected a wonderful £186.29.

The Galleries  Saturday August 2nd and Sunday August 3rd all day - We had to compete with the Harbour Festival and the sunshine but still collected a creditable £188.48.

Gloucester Rd (Zetland Rd end) Saturday August 23rd 10am-2pm - A very short collection due to holidays and illness; Buffy the Staffie was a star greeting everyone and singing! Paige aka 'Fluffy rug' just lay on her back and accepted cuddles for two hours - £62.56 raised.

Morrisons Cribbs Causeway   Monday October 20th and Tuesday October 21st all day-Wow - amazing couple of days, everyone was so generous and we raised £446.69 plus some food too. We will definitely be back!

Staple Hill Methodist Church Christmas Fayre Saturday November 22nd - we will have a stand with goodies to sell and cats to home - please come and say hello!

We raised £62.00 selling cuddly toys at £1 a go - not bad!

Tesco Thornbury Saturday November 29th and Sunday November 30th all day

It was a bitterly cold weekend but there were lots of warm hearts in Thornbury - £548.37 was donated plus at least £50 worth of food plus we found homes for 3 kittens - what can we say, they did us proud THANK YOU!!

Christmas collection at Tesco Bradley Stoke  Saturday December 20th and Sunday December 21st all day

Archie Phillips, aka Santa Paws - star fundraiser!!

No-one could resist that sad face and those cute bootees and along with Ruby and Paige, Archie raised a staggering £1002.13!! Plus enough food to keep us going for weeks.

What a wonderful way to end the year -  thanks to Scott the manager and his great staff for all their help and all our brilliant volunteers who braved a cold and windy weekend: Lesley, Pete, Anne, Suzanne, Dan, Alison, Margaret, Louisa, Jenny, Danni, Terry and Santa's little helper 8 year old Molly.

But most of all a HUGE thankyou to all the generous, kindhearted shoppers at Bradley Stoke - their Christmas spirit was truly amazing.

 

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