Thursday, February 2, 2023

Cat raises money for Lincoln charity

A local university campus cat has raised £525 for a much-loved local charity, by launching his own calendar.

Johnty, Bishop Grosseteste University’s famous mascot, posed up a storm for his 2023 calendar. The feline philanthropist is a familiar furry face to students, staff, and campus visitors and boasts a significant online following via his Facebook page. His main role on campus is providing a calming influence to support students in their studies.

On sale since October, the calendar includes twelve photos of the mascot-turned-model and has proven popular with the BGU community.

Johnty’s adopted owner, Vice-Chancellor of BGU, Professor Peter Neil said: “The staff in IT who enjoy his company in the office were very keen to do something for charity and, together with our reprographics department, have designed a unique calendar which shows Johnty off at his mischievous best.

“I am delighted this money has been raised by staff and students for this important local feline charity.”

The cheque for £500 was presented to Lincoln Cat Care Trustee Liz Thomson by Vice-Chancellor Peter Neil and Ian Ferguson from IT at BGU, Johnty’s personal photographer for the calendar.

Established in 2004 by a group of cat lovers, Lincoln Cat Care relies on donations to rehome strays, cover vet bills, and provide emergency care to felines in need.

Liz said: “We currently have around 100 cats and caring for them can be expensive, so this donation is so appreciated.

“Thank you to everyone who bought Johnty’s calendar. Your donation will help a lot of cats.”

There are still calendars available for purchase by contacting johntyuniversitycat@gmail.com

All proceeds will continue to be donated to Lincoln Cat Care.

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