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Fundraisers don't get caught napping.

A FUNDRAISING event has given a whole new meaning to the term 'catnap'.

For 20 volunteers have been held captive in a Halifax cattery to bring in cash for the RSPCA.

The animal charity's centre in Wade Street - serving Huddersfield and Halifax - turned each of its cat pens into cells and the volunteers were 'catnapped' and held to ransom.

They shared the cells with cats in RSPCA care as they raised their ransom fee of PS500.

Catnap volunteer Martin Hey said: "Our own cat was brought into the centre in very poor condition and was nursed back to health by staff, allowing us to adopt her a year ago.

"So it's important to me to support the charity in this way."

Sunday's event was open to the public and also featured a Christmas fair, games and Santa's grotto.

RSPCA trustee Kath Airey said: "The catnappers are helping us to care for our residents not just at Christmas but all year round."

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Dec 16, 2015
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