Homeless Cheshire cats tuck in, thanks to firm's sweet gesture - The Funding Corporation

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Homeless Cheshire cats are purring extra loudly this spring, thanks to staff at a Chester finance firm who pounced on an unusual and particularly sweet charity initiative.

Homeless Cheshire cats are purring extra loudly this spring, thanks to staff at a Chester finance firm who pounced on an unusual and particularly sweet charity initiative.

The near-200 employees of The Funding Corporation were asked to sacrifice chocolate treats for a week - and to spend the money on cat food for a local animal rescue centre.

In response, the staff amassed a huge feline feast which will help ease the financial burden faced by the charity in feeding the 60 cats and kittens under its care.

Responsible for tabling the dinner donations idea was the charity committee of The Funding Corporation which is based on Chester Business Park.

The committee is organising a series of different activities in 2013 to support North Clwyd Animal Rescue which staff voted to be their charity of the year.

The organisation, which has a non-destruct policy and cares for over 1500 domestic pets each year, is extremely active in helping animals from the Chester area.

In addition to fundraising work, employees at The Funding Corporation will also be helping out at the charity's many awareness events in the region.

They will be able to do this in work time and on full pay, thanks to the company's Employee Volunteer Programme which allows staff to take one day off each year to help charity.

Meanwhile, this week's cat and kitten food appeal was judged an outstanding success said Stephanie Reynolds, operations support manager who is also chair of the firm's charity committee:

"Last year, we asked staff to bring in sweet treats for donating to a local special needs school - so this year, we suggested everyone swapped confectionary for cat food," said Ms Reynolds.

"The response was fantastic, and we soon filled our store-room with tins, pouches and pussy treats.

"North Clwyd Animal Rescue tell us that the savings will be able to go towards buying cat pods for the new cattery unit they are planning," she added.

ACF Car Finance Limited (acfcarfinance.co.uk) is Britain's leading supplier of high-quality used cars to people whose credit status might otherwise prevent them from obtaining a car loan. ACF Car Finance has earned a strong reputation within the finance and motor industry for its standards of customer care, and the quality of the friendly, professional advice provided by members of its fully-trained team. The company has a Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/ACFCarFinance, and can be followed on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/ACFCarFinance.

ACF Car Finance Limited. Registered in England number 4757280. Registered office address: International House, Kingsfield Court, Chester Business Park, Chester CH4 9RF.

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