Some imbeciles have taken to stealing our Cattery roadside signs, and attempting to steal the other one. This will not damage our business, quite the opposite as we gain more publicity. Once they are replaced YET AGAIN, if anyone sees anything, we would be very grateful for any information, which of course will be dealt with in confidence.
Thank you to the people who have so very kindly seen our signs and posts, thrown at random places across our area and informed us about them. We are still missing one now if anyone sees it.
Sadly someone has stolen one of the direction signs from the side of the main road as you approach from Bigby. They attempted to steal the one on our lane too, but must have been disturbed. Any information would be greatfully received.
Demand has outstripped supply again, and we are sadly having to turn people and their cats away. Please don’t leave your bookings till the last minute, especially during busy times as you may not find we have any spaces. You can take care of scheduling at Foodlets.
We now have a great helper in Richard from YDIY, who is making the Cattery look as new by refurbishing it and landscaping the grounds. Even the Pond is getting a makeover! Looking great already. You can find a few pics of this at http://BeyondTheLimitsCleaning.com/.
Exciting news that we are now in a position to take on part time staff in order to be able to keep up the standards that we would like during the busy times. The Cattery is getting busier than ever and there is much to do! We are also looking to get help in tidying the car park up and get some new plantings around the pond that were killed off in the frosts. If anyone is interested in a Part time job (afternoons only currently, with some weekend work at times) please contact us.
We recorded the highest attendancy rate last year since opening, and want to thank all our customers for their support and flexibility during the busiest times! 2015 sees the start of hopefully another busy year!
We are extremely happy to report that the 3 of us succeeded in the Everest Challenge and managed to ski the full height of Mount Everest.
It was extremely hard, but well worth the effort since we managed to raise over £1700 for the charity. The pain we suffered is nothing to that of the families and people affected by Cancer. Daisy, David and Jill are proud to admit that we’d do it all over again for such a worthy cause.
On the Thursday 6th February, 2014 Jill, David & Daisy, are going to attempt to undertake the Everest Challenge in just one day, by all skiing the vertical height of 8840m, (29,029ft). We are undertaking this challenge in Mittelberg, Kleinwalsertal, Austria. We are closing the Cattery down for 2 weeks, driving to Austria and have allotted several different days to do the Challenge in case the weather is bad.
It’s a challenge for any skier but Jill who has undergone 3 back operations only learned to ski 3 years back and Daisy is only 8 years old.
We will each attempt to ski the height of Mount Everest in one day, making this a huge family challenge!
Broadlands Cattery chose the 4cancer group as their chosen charity in 2012, after Jill raised several hundred pounds doing a similar challenge then.
The charity is very close to our hearts as in the last 5 years alone, we have known or lost 11 family, friends or customers to the illness, including Jill’s mother who passed away in 2008.
As I post this, only today we have been told of another friend who has been given 6 months to live with Liver Cancer. This is a heart-breaking illness, and anything we can do to make peoples’ lives more bearable is worth it.
Please support us; no amount is too small for this great cause. Donations can be made in any currency. Click the link above or the Logo at the top
Having raised over £400 for charity in 2012, thanks to the generosity of friends, family and many wonderful Cat owners, Jill has decided to fundraise for the “4Cancer” charity group.
Having lost her mother to Cancer in 2008, and then hearing of so many close friends and our Cat owners suffering from the awful disease, she decided to make this Broadlands Cattery’s chosen Charity. The group offers respite breaks and holidays to British families affected by cancer. They also make grants to UK based care institutions and fund research into the positive effects of sport (e.g. skiing) and altitude and how they can help both prevent cancer and assist in recovery post diagnosis.
As a cancer respite charity with a sporting focus, they provide relief from the difficulties of living with cancer. Ski 4 Cancer provides alpine based respite days and short-breaks, and there is also run4, sail4 and bike4 branches of the group.
Jill will be fundraising during the year, donating a small percentage of each boarding fee to the Charity and any gratuities given on boarding, (unless otherwise specified) will go to this fabulous Charity.