A WOMAN’S community cuppa in aid of a hospice was hit with sadness.
Pam Evans hosted the fundraising event last Saturday to help St Wilfrid’s Hospice.
But the occasion for Love Your Hospice month was overshadowed by the disappearance of her beloved cat, Fred. She said: “The event was a great success, everyone had a very fun-filled afternoon and we raised £140 for the hospice.
“The whole event was tinged with sadness as our mascot cat disappeared while I was getting things ready.
“People came to meet Fred and spend money for the hospice.”
Pam, of Mornington Crescent, hosted the two-hour afternoon event with vintage cream teas, live music, a tombola and cakes.
She said she brought Fred home from the cat and rabbit centre a year ago. He had previously been in an empty house for three weeks.
“He is about two years old,” she said. “He has no miaow and hardly any teeth but makes up for this in personality. He wears a collar and a bell.”
Pam has searched her local area without finding Fred and has put up posters and handed out leaflets.
She believes he may have become stuck in a shed or garage where the door was open because families were home for half-term.
Pam is prepared to pay a reward for his return.
She can be contacted on 01243 868864 or 07796 657081.