Money for a good claws

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Foundation Learning Students from St Austell completed the end of a ‘purrfect’ fundraiser with a visit from four-week-old kittens.

Two student groups worked on a number of enterprise projects since September, making items and selling their products on campus; from decorated jars of sweets at Halloween to animal-themed gifts at Christmas.

Student Tutor, Kirsty Robertson, said that the students nominated local charity Clay County Cat Care, based in Bugle as their charity of choice.

“They decided that the money raised would be best used to purchase cat food, biscuits and treats, so both groups took a trip into town and bought as much food as they could; they managed to fill a very large box,” she explained.

Director of the charity, Leanne Kent visited the campus to collect the donation and delighted the group by bringing hand reared kittens. The group got to hold and feed the kittens while Leanne told stories of how they will develop over the next few weeks.

Leanne was delighted with the box of food and thanked the students for their efforts.

“This could not have come at a better time we’ve just ran out of kitty treats,” she added.

Clay County Cat Care is dedicated to helping and rehoming the many cats and kittens that are abandoned, abused, unwanted and in need of help.

Since opening in January 2013, it has rehomed more than 1,300 cats and kittens to their forever homes. To find out more on how to support the charity please visit their website

For more information on Foundation Learning courses available across The Cornwall College Group visit or call 0330 123 2523.