Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre

Photos of A great fundraising event for HCL

In July 2019 we went along to support a Summer Fayre that was to raise much needed funds for HCL / Hastings Cat Lovers, a local very good cause. The event was officially opened by Hastings Mayor Nigel Sinden and Hastings Deputy Mayor James Bacon.

This is the description from their Facebook group: 

"We are a proactive Group rescuing unwanted & abandoned cats & kittens in the Hastings area,

fostering them to a select group of foster carers & rehoming them to loving homes"

I have known Ni-cola for a few years now, she and her partner in crime Iona are the main people behind Hastings Cat Lovers and spend most of their time rescuing cats and taking care of the many cats that they have already taking in, but have not rehomed yet. 

If you want a cat then please always rehome a rescue if you can instead of buying one from a shop or from a back street seller that only encourages the mass breeding of cats when there are already so many out there desperate for homes.

If you need to contact HCL or want to to donate to this worthy cause please visit their Facebook page:

Hastings Cat Lovers Facebook Group

This event was kindly hosted by Sussex Coast Vets:

Sussex Coast Vets

Face painting was done by:

Colourama Fairies

Most of the things on sale at the Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre were cat related, I did buy one of these teddies

Most of the things on sale at the Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre were cat related, I did buy one of these teddies

The Hastings Cat Lovers Mascot! It even has the names Ni-Cola and Iona on it's paws

The Hastings Cat Lovers Mascot! It even has the names Ni-Cola and Iona on it's paws

The contact details for Hastings Cat Lovers are the bonnet on the car they use for animal rescues

The contact details for Hastings Cat Lovers are the bonnet on the car they use for animal rescues

Almost everything had cats on it, including these awesome boots

Almost everything had cats on it, including these awesome boots

One of the stalls at the Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, selling things to raise money

One of the stalls at the Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, selling things to raise money

HCL Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, July 2019

HCL Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, July 2019

HCL Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, July 2019

HCL Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, July 2019

HCL Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, July 2019

HCL Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, July 2019

Iona from Hastings Cat Lovers waiting for the HCL Summer Fayre to officially open

Iona from Hastings Cat Lovers waiting for the HCL Summer Fayre to officially open

This is James Bacon, the Deputy Mayor of Hastings

This is James Bacon, the Deputy Mayor of Hastings

Hastings Mayor Nigel Sinden with the ribbon to open the summer fayre

Hastings Mayor Nigel Sinden with the ribbon to open the summer fayre

HCL Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, July 2019

HCL Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, July 2019

HCL Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, July 2019

HCL Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, July 2019

Ni-cola from Hastings Cat Lovers and Hastings Mayor Nigel Sinden

Ni-cola from Hastings Cat Lovers and Hastings Mayor Nigel Sinden 

HCL Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, July 2019

HCL Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, July 2019

My partner Helen after having her face painted by Colourama Fairies

My partner Helen after having her face painted by Colourama Fairies

This is me, Dean Thorpe, the man normally behind the camera, but I couldn't resist a selfie with my Unicorn face paint

This is me, Dean Thorpe, the man normally behind the camera, but I couldn't resist a selfie with my Unicorn face paint

This is my daughter Joanne who was doing the face painting at this great event

This is my daughter Joanne who was doing the face painting at this great event for such a worthy cause

Helen having her face painted by Joanne / Colourama Fairies

Helen having her face painted by Joanne / Colourama Fairies

Closer photo of Helen having her face painted by Joanne / Colourama Fairies

Closer photo of Helen having her face painted by Joanne / Colourama Fairies

Ni-cola and Iona from Hastings Cat Lovers with Hastings Mayor Nigel Sinden

Ni-cola and Iona from Hastings Cat Lovers with Hastings Mayor Nigel Sinden

Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre

Ni-cola and Iona from Hastings Cat Lovers with Hastings Mayor Nigel Sinden

Ni-cola from Hastings Cat Lovers, a very lovely lady

Ni-cola from Hastings Cat Lovers, a very lovely lady 

HCL Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, July 2019

HCL Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, July 2019

HCL Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, July 2019

HCL Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, July 2019

An amazing looking dress for sale at the Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre

An amazing looking dress for sale at the Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre

HCL Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, July 2019

HCL Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre, July 2019

Lots of cakes were for sale, they looked amazing, but I was good ish and only had an ice cream instead

Lots of cakes were for sale, they looked amazing, but I was good ish and only had an ice cream instead

Sussex Coast Vets kindly let Hastings Cat Lovers hold their summer fayre at their place

Sussex Coast Vets kindly let Hastings Cat Lovers hold their summer fayre at their place

The front of Sussex Coast Vets and some of the stalls at the HCL Summer Fayre

The front of Sussex Coast Vets and some of the stalls at the HCL Summer Fayre

Jaffa cake ice cream! Lots of chocolate and orange, tasted great

Jaffa cake ice cream! Lots of chocolate and orange, tasted great

My partner and my daughter with their tasty ice creams

My partner and my daughter with their tasty ice creams

The ice cream van that was selling awesome treats at the Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre

The ice cream van that was selling awesome treats at the Hastings Cat Lovers Summer Fayre