Marc donates £400 to Cats Protection, Wear Valley & Darlington

“Swiss man donates hundreds to North-East animal charity after being moved by its plight online” is the title to a news item in the Northern Echo and the story needs to be highlighted in a separate article on PoC as it originates in the comments to an article I wrote about the need to reward people who work tirelessly in cat rescue in the UK. It also gives me the chance to thank Marc again through one of Ruth’s posters for his great generosity….(note too that all PoC comments earn money cat charities).

Marc donates £400 to Marion of Darlington and Wear Valley Cats Protection
Poster by Ruth aka Kattaddorra
Until September 7th I will give 10 cents to an animal charity for every comment written by visitors. It is a way visitors can contribute to animal welfare without much effort and no financial cost. Please comment. It helps this website too which at heart is about cat welfare.

The Northern Echo article is on this page and it refers to Marc and his generosity. It also refers to PoC but not by name. I am not complaining but the journalist Joanna Morris possibly could have made a comment herself on PoC and gathered some more information in a dialogue with us.

It is very nice for Marc’s generosity to be recognised. It is an example, in a way, of what I was discussing in my original article. It is also rewarding for us all at PoC that Cats Protection gets a bit more publicity on top of Marc’s donation. Some extra money may flow into the Darlington and Wear Valley branch of Cats Protection as a result.

I think it is worth stating that Marc had saved up to donate the money as part of an article in memory to a cat Marc met called Mitsi. Here is his comment:

….I haven’t gotten around to making an article in memory of a cat I met called Mitsi – she died. I will do that – and it was going to be a commentathon. Since I haven’t done it yet I’d like to offer Marion a donation just because you said she is really having trouble. I may have mentioned I have already been saving up for the article I was going to do so I’ll donate that money – I think about £400…..I can’t stand to hear she is having difficulty buying food. I should have done this already.

I hope Marc can find the time to write that post about Mitsi. In the meantime, let this page be a memorial to her.

Well there you have it. Marc is becoming the “mysterious Swiss man” a benefactor to cats charities. New visitors should note that Marc has done something similar before and it was a larger sum of money. That time it was a donation in memory of Red.

24 thoughts on “Marc donates £400 to Cats Protection, Wear Valley & Darlington”

  1. I was so happy to return to these beloved pages and find this posting in my mailbox. I read the newspage on Marc’s latest generous act of love, and my exhaustion turned in to serenity and warmth. He truly is beautiful, isn’t he? The cat community, we, are all blessed to have him as part of our lives. Thank you, Marc, you bring tears to my eyes!

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  2. My goodness!!!! How marvelous for dear Marion ! What a wonderful donation and memorium for Mitsi! You are outstanding Marc!!! I’m sure all those cats and Marion are just totally over joyed !!! Am sure it came at a much needed time as well!! Not often enough do we see this kind of generosity and
    selfless act of kindness and caring ! Amazing and touching. Reinstates my feelings in humans somewhat . And Michael doubling a contribution is down right stunning!!! Wonderful men ,both! I have not heard from any one as far as Vincent goes . Have had a few questions , but no sure leads. Emailed a bunch of shelters in Louisiana , no replies yet . Still working it , mayhap we’ll catch a good line this week!

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  3. Praying for a Christmas miracle for Vincent, it would be lovely to think of him in a new, safe home for Christmas. POC does so much good, we have achieved all sorts of wonderful things between us.

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