Team #GFGS Raises Over £1,000 for Oldham Cats

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Back in 2013 I launched a secular fundraising initiative and named it ‘Good For Good’s Sake’. The idea was a simple one; we would use our online presence to raise some funds for charitable causes. Why? Because it would be a good thing to do. And because we could.

After raising a combined total of £25,775.83 for Red Nose Day, WaterAid and Doctors Without Borders  in year-long campaigns, I decided to turn our attention to a smaller, feline-focussed charity – Oldham Cats, for 3 months. I’m very pleased to say we raised an incredible total of £1,008.00 for this wonderful Cat Rescue.

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Me (left). Fundraising Secretary, Samantha (right)

Our goal was to raise enough money to supply a much-needed replacement laptop for the Oldham Cats’ office. Well, we raised enough for the Laptop and a new laminator. I’ve also been informed they have some funds left over too. The team (comprised of animal loving volunteers) send their gratitude. Oldham Cats were kind enough to ask me to present the new #GFGS funded items to Fundraising Secretary, Samantha.

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to this campaign. You have made a massive difference to a great cause. Your generosity continues to amaze me. Samantha told me she was touched by all your lovely comments on the Just Giving page. I told her what a compassionate bunch of people you are. I’ll leave you with a sneaky selfie with my favourite (sleepy) resident, ‘Ginge’.

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You can read all about the great work Oldham Cats do at You can donate to them by visiting You can keep up to date on all the Oldham Cats residents, and send them some love on Twitter @OldhamCats.

Stephen Knight is host of The #GSPodcast. You can listen to The Godless Spellchecker Podcast here, and support it by becoming a patron here.

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