A pop-up cat café will open in St Brelade
FANS of felines and flat whites can rejoice after news of a pop-up cat café opening on the island next month.
The cafe – which is set up and run by cat owner Athena Kallias at her home in St Brelade – will raise funds for two charities: France-based CATS, which has sent many pets to Jersey to find homes, and the Halkidiki Animal Rescue Center in Greece.
Ms Kallias said she was part of a three-person team, which also included Jersey Cat Search Group leader Jo Abraham and Cozy Cats Cattery owner Fiona Stratford.
“It wouldn’t be possible without them because they are my partners in crime,” Ms Kallias said.
The cats that will appear at the cafe are all owned by Mrs. Kallias, and although they are not up for adoption, the charities mentioned have many in need of homes.
Ms Kallias said: ‘We hope everyone enjoys fundraising in the company of furry friends.
The pop-up cafe will also hold a raffle, with Ms Kallias explaining that all prizes were donated by the Equal Rights 4 Cats group and the Jersey cat-lover community.
“Once we have counted the total amount raised, we will post the final amount and give our followers updates on the charities receiving their donations. It will be fun for everyone and all the money raised will go to wonderful causes; it’s a win-win,” she said.
The ticketed event includes afternoon tea, provided by Fredericks Food Made Fun, with all food being gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan.
The cafe is set to take place on September 3, 4, 10 and 11, with slots available for ten people in two-hour sessions, which can be booked through Facebook: facebook.com/events/2202537646587642.
Tickets cost £25, with no charge for children, and all money raised will be shared equally between the two charities.