Gogglebox Stars Step in to Help Cat Charity

Chris Steed and Stephen Webb

Gogglebox stars Chris Steed and Stephen Webb will officially open a charity shop in Brighton next month.

It will be Cats Protection‘s first shop in the city.

The cat-loving Brighton residents, who appear on the hit Channel 4 TV show, will be cutting the ribbon and meet shoppers on Wednesday 8 March between 10.30am and 11.30am.

Chris, whose much-loved cat Ginge died in 2015, said: “Stephen and I love cats and we love Brighton, so we’re really looking forward to coming along to help launch Cats Protection’s new shop.

“Cats give so much back to their owners in terms of companionship, loyalty and support, so I think it’s wonderful that this new shop will enable the local community to raise money to help cats in need, particularly after losing my beloved Ginge a couple of years ago.”

The store, in Beaconsfield Road, will stock second-hand clothes, toys, books and household items with all proceeds going to help unwanted and abandoned cats.

Cats Protection is the UK’s largest cat charity – they say they help around 500 cats a day – or around 200,000 a year.

Cats Protection Area Retail Manager Mark Verity said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming Chris and Stephen to our store for an opening celebration. Brighton is a fantastic cat-loving city and we’re very much looking forward to getting to know the community.

“There’s already a lot of buzz and excitement around the new shop, with lots of local people wishing us luck. The new shop will have a modern boutique feel which we hope will appeal to lots of shoppers, from discerning dressers to keen book-lovers.”

The new shop, at 70a Beaconsfield Road, will be open Monday to Saturday from 9am until 5pm and on Sundays from 10am until 4pm.

Cats Protection ask that donations are onyl delivered during shop opening hours. ]

If you need to check what items will be accepted call 01273 565675.

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