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St Peter & St James Hospice Cats Win Cat of the Year Award

By August 5, 2022October 11th, 2022No Comments
Jo and Jackie holding the Outstanding Rescue Cats and Cat(s) of the Year Awards.

We are delighted that our Hospice cats, Jasper & Willow have won not only their category of Outstanding Rescue Cat but also the prestigious Cat(s) of the Year award at this year’s National Cat Awards run by the Cats Protection!

“We are over the moon. Since they’ve been with us, they’ve brought comfort to so many people. Jasper and Willow really go to show how special rescue cats are, and we’re so proud of them both.” – Jackie, Front of House Manager

Many staff members make up the dedicated team at St Peter & St James Hospice and even the smallest of them can have a massive impact on patients, their family and friends.

The Hospice’s two cats, brother and sister, were adopted from Cats Protection in Chelwood Gate in 2018 and quickly became an integral part of the community. The cats regularly spend time with patients and visitors who like cats, offering comfort. A lot of time is spent sitting and watching; having our cats to stroke really helps, making it more homely. The two cats each have their own personality, Jasper is more gregarious whilst Willow is shy, each suiting some residents better than the other but both are black and white, with the softest fur.

“We often get comments from patients and those close to them, telling us how much comfort and joy the cats bring during their stay at the hospice.” – Jackie, Front of House Manager. From greeting you in reception, patrolling the halls and offering solace at a difficult time, the cats are key members of our team at St Peter & St James Hospice.