Knaresborough care home residents hold cat-themed events


Care home staff and residents have befriended felines to raise money for their local cat rescue group.

Tuesday marked International Cat Day and residents of Thistle Hill Care Center in Barchester celebrated their own cat-themed day, including a feline-themed tea party and fundraising raffle.

The highlight of the afternoon was when residents were visited by three adorable kittens at the event to raise funds for Harrogate Cat Rescue.

The Northern Echo: Residents of Thistle Hill Care Center enjoyed a visit from furry friends as they celebrated International Cat Day Residents of Thistle Hill Care Center enjoyed a visit from furry friends as they celebrated International Cat Day

Cat Day raised £114 for the rescue center and Thistle Hill chief executive Mandy Scott said: ‘Our residents love animals and many of them have owned cats in the past so it was nice to hear their stories about the different things their cats had set up.

Hazel, a resident, said: “I’ve always had a thing for cats, I love how adventurous and curious they are.

“We had such a great day remembering all the cats we’ve known and loved.

“They are all such characters.”

The Northern Echo: Residents of Thistle Hill Care Center enjoyed a visit from furry friends as they celebrated International Cat Day Residents of Thistle Hill Care Center enjoyed a visit from furry friends as they celebrated International Cat Day

The Northern Echo: Residents of Thistle Hill Care Center enjoyed a visit from furry friends as they celebrated International Cat Day Residents of Thistle Hill Care Center enjoyed a visit from furry friends as they celebrated International Cat Day

The Northern Echo: Residents of Thistle Hill Care Center enjoyed a visit from furry friends as they celebrated International Cat Day Residents of Thistle Hill Care Center enjoyed a visit from furry friends as they celebrated International Cat Day

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