World famous multi-million-selling rock musician Rick Wakeman has become patron of Feline Care, the East Harling charity which works to save pets lives.
Wakeman, who has produced over 100 solo albums selling more than 50 million copies, has been a huge supporter of the cat re-homing charity.
The renowned keyboard player with the former group Yes said: “There is nothing better for any cat than a loving home, but sadly, so many don’t have this luxury and are abandoned or simply discarded.
“Feline Care gives many such cats another chance and it is the most impressive rescue centre I have yet to see and all who are involved with Feline Care have hearts of gold. What they do is priceless and they deserve all the help they can get.”
He supported their Autumn Open Day on Sunday when he toured the Roudham Road centre and then couldn’t resist snapping up a few catty bargains from the open day stalls, including a rustic three tier cat bunk-bed made by Feline Care volunteer Terry Freeman-Hall.
Centre manager Molly Farrar said: “We are delighted to have Rick Wakeman’s support and it was lovely to see how well the cats responded to him – they can spot a cat lover the second they walk through the door!
“He met lots of our cats as he toured the centre and couldn’t resist giving them all a fuss, pretty young Aslan in particular didn’t want her cuddle to end!
“We’re really proud to have him as our patron and we hope he’ll be equally proud of the work we do to help the abandoned, lost and stray pussy cats of Norfolk.”
If you would like to meet some of the Feline Care cats or are thinking about adopting a cat ring 01953 718529 or visit their website: www.felinecare.org.uk