Back in 2016 the internet discovered a little black adventure cat living her best life around Australia. In just days we watched as thousands joined our social media accounts and I had to think to myself that this whole thing was just a little bit silly. 🙀
However, between the interviews with journalists and answering emails from people across the world I realised what an amazing opportunity I had.
So I thought to myself – what if I could raise $10,000 to help find a cure for motor neurone disease? 🤔
Now, let’s fast forward to today – after sending out many a Van Cat Meow calendar or postcard – it is with great privilege that I can let you know that with your generous help we have reached that goal ($10,074.20 to be precise)!!
So, thank you, for hearing our stories, and understanding what this means to us – because without you it would not have been possible.Now here is the icing on the cake. A couple of days ago we messaged out about doing a small fundraiser to help the wildlife affected by the disastrous bushfires in NSW and Victoria. The premise was simple – buy our book and we would donate all the proceeds. I was hoping to raise about $500. But with one person’s very generous donation (You know who you are!), we have raised a total of $1984!!
This was donated today as follows:
- Port Macquarie Koala Hospital: $500
- Wildlife Victoria: $742
- NSW Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service: $742
So again, thank you!
The bushfire situation is still serious but there is hope in the kindness of others. We hope to pass through some of these communities next month on our way back to Brisbane to share some of their stories of animal/human courage. 😺
We will be thinking of doing another fundraiser in the coming weeks. In the meantime you can still get your hands on a Van Cat Meow book but note the proceeds will go to Willow’s treat fund (and just between you and me, she’s getting a little tubby!).
A quick van update: the new build is still progressing well. I had a quick panic today when I realised we only have a month left in Tasmania – but we can’t wait to be back with Steph in Brisbane!