Treats for ICU staff at Royal Oldham Hospital from local cat lovers

Date published: 14 January 2021

The hard-working staff at the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Oldham Hospital have received treats thanks to a fund-raising effort at Oldham Cats Rescue.

The goodies were delivered this week to the unit after cat lovers made donations to the charity, which looks after and rehomes cats and kittens in the area.

Davina Hanes, assistant manager at Oldham Cats Rescue said: "The NHS are under so much strain and the ICU Team work tirelessly, we're indebted to the time, care, dedication and compassion they give.  It was just nice to give a little something back to the frontline staff who are simply amazing."

The fund-raising was inspired by seeing the front-line NHS workers dealing with the pandemic, and receiving support from Emma Brandon from the Critical Care Outreach Team, who adopted a kitten from the group last year.
Davina says times are tough for all charities: "Oldham Cats Rescue, like many charities, has really suffered due to Covid-19. For ourselves, not only financially with fundraising events having being cancelled, but first and foremost, throughout this pandemic, the welfare of our cats is paramount to us."

"I myself have fostered Mums and kittens throughout and our Rescue has been operative the entire time, ensuring cats and kittens are safely adopted, following stringent Covid-19 measures."

"We have our own Oldham Cats Fundraising Page and our amazing supporters have really been there for us during such a difficult period."

You can find out more about Oldham Cats Rescue and their fundraising by tapping here

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