Friday, 18 May 2012

CAT on MATT: 18 May

This week, Eric reluctantly lends his support to The Man – who is embarking on a charitable adventure…

Written by Eric
So, The Man has finally lost his mind. Apparently, on September 14th, he is going to attach himself to a thick piece of string (he calls it 'rope') and jump (he calls it 'abseil') off the roof of a big building called St Pancras train station.

The chances of him surviving are, obviously, slim, but he tells me he's doing it for charity. Which is lovely. So long as he lives to tell the tale.

It's certainly a great cause. It's called the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund and it helps injured soldiers and their families. The Man's the kitten of a former Royal Marine, you see, so it's something that's close to his heart (if he has such a thing).

But apart from the jumping – sorry, 'abseiling' thing, he has also set himself the task of raising £10,000. Which is an awful lot of cat food. In fact, if a single 390g can of Whiskas Chicken In Jelly costs 59 pence, I'd suggest he keeps the cash – and treats me to 16,949 (yes, I can use a calculator) of them.

Of course, he won't be doing anything of the kind, but I shall be lending him my support anyway. So if you'd like to sponsor him, you can make a donation or read more about his misadventure – sorry, 'challenge' online at He'll also be writing about it himself in the bumper Jubilee issue next week.

Miaow for now!

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