Leanne at a fund raising coffee morning
Although this article isn't strictly about cats, it is about a lady who spends much of her time looking after homeless cats and raising money on their behalf, along with all the other animals she helps care for at Kays Hill Animal Sanctuary.
Kevin and Leanne.
Leanne has been nominated for Star Radio North East Charity Fundraiser of 2012.
The nominations are for someone who has given generously of their time to raise funds for a charity of good cause.
Leanne has reached the finals along with 3 other people in the area and next week is to attend a gala evening when the winner will be announced.
She won't mind me saying that when she first found out, she was quite upset as she is a very unassuming person who doesn't like the limelight and she didn't even know she had been nominated, although all of us who know and love her, did know!
Not only does Leanne work early morning to late at night caring for all the animals at the Sanctuary, she stands for hours in Garden Centres and Supermarkets with a collecting tin for donations for the care they need.
She also mucks in with any jobs that need doing, such as the work in the new cattery being built.
She still isn't too happy about all the fuss and attention this is bringing her, but being Leanne she has accepted her fate and even bought a new dress for the evening occasion although she is far happier in an overall and wellies.
Kevin, another unassuming person, is going with her and we who know how hard the pair of them work hope they have a wonderful time and that Leanne is chosen as the winner.
I hope to be able to add a photo of her in her posh dress eventually.
GOOD LUCK Leanne, you truly deserve to win!