Emilia raises funds for The Moggery during the North Bristol Art Trail

December 19 2017

Emilia Balla-Davis, age 11, a pupil of Redland Green School, used the recent North Bristol Art Trail weekend to raise money for The Moggery Cat and Kitten Rehoming Centre in Bishopston.

Emilia Balla-Davis, age 11, a pupil of Redland Green School, used the recent North Bristol Art Trail weekend to raise money for The Moggery Cat and Kitten Rehoming Centre in Bishopston. 

Exhibiting some of her own work for sale alongside her father, Paul Davis (a North Bristol Artist member), she made her own collection boxes and documents promoting the good work of The Moggery. 

Emilia recently adopted her cat, an eight year old male called Gillette from them and was inspired to raise money as her great grandfather had adopted from them too. His male cat was called Roddy (short for Roderigo!) a cool cat name indeed, and kept him company for about 12 years. 

When Emilia’s great grandfather had to go into a care home, she adopted Roddy but unfortunately, the pet had to be put down soon after, due to an undiagnosed tumour and her great grandfather also passed away during the summer. So, raising money to help other cats became an important focus for the family.

After a successful weekend of collecting during the Art Trail, Emilia raised a fantastic £91.07 and this was delivered to Christine Bayka, the owner of The Moggery on December 2. Christine told Emilia that she was very grateful for the donation.

Emilia is pictured in an "Official" Moggery uniform with a  six-week-old kitten called Rudolph who will benefit from food and treats bought thanks to her amazing fundraising efforts. 

If you are interested in giving a cat a safe and happy home, visit www.themoggeryrehomingcentre.co.uk for further information.