“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).
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.