LETTERS: THIS Volunteers Week I would like to thank our fantastic volunteers who give so much of their time, skill and dedication for the benefit of cats in our care.

At Cats Protection we were grateful to involve 11,200 volunteers during 2018. Volunteers are truly the foundation and lifeblood of the charity. Whether volunteering in our shops or populating our social media channels; researching advocacy campaigns or fostering kittens, they ensure that every day we move closer to our vision of a world where every cat is treated with kindness.

Without them, we would not have been able to help rehome or reunite 44,000 cats and neuter around 143,000. Nor would we have delivered 1,693 education talks to 52,343 people. They are vital to every aspect of everything we achieve.

I would also like to thank players of People’s Postcode Lottery who are supporting volunteering. We will be sharing a new animation for Volunteers’ Week on our social media channels about the many volunteering roles available with us. Visit cats.org.uk/get-involved/ volunteering to find out more.

Julie Meredith Cats Protection