A STROUD based charity which works to rehome cats and kittens across Gloucestershire has been given a £250 boost from a local housebuilder.

Five Valley Cat Rescue, which is based in Windmill Road, Stroud, received the donation from Bellway, which is currently building new homes at Tyndale Reach in Wickwar.

The charity rescues abandoned, injured and homeless cats and kittens, while also providing veterinary care, food and accommodation as necessary to rehome healthy animals.

The funds provided by Bellway has been put towards the charity’s monthly vet bill.

Tessa Allen, Secretary at Five Valley Cat Rescue, said: “As a charity, we rely on donations from volunteers and local businesses, so it was great news when Bellway reached out to support us.

“The donation will go towards vital medical treatment for our cats and kittens, which is a key part of our work as a charity.

“We are very much looking forward to continuing our work this year, and we’re hoping to see more and more volunteers help get involved.”

Sales Manager for Bellway South West, Rachel Way, said: “As a housebuilder, it’s important to us to help local charities making positive differences to the area.

“We aim to support causes like this however we can, with one of our main goals being to put back into the communities that surround our new homes.”

Five Valley Cat Rescue is seeking help from all angles, from volunteers who can help at local events, to new foster carers for cats and kittens searching for their


For more information on how to help the charity, visit 5valleycatrescue.org.