Lower sixth student Isabelle Johnson has been busy knitting 21 mittens for recovering cats, in response to a Facebook request from Bradford Cat Watch Rescue.
The charity rehabilitates and re-homes cats and kittens across the West Yorkshire region and is run entirely by volunteers who work tirelessly, saving the lives of over 500 cats and kittens every year. Isabelle and her grandma couldn’t resist the call for help in providing ‘socks’ to protect dressings after cats have had surgery on their legs, and will soon be posting off a big parcel to the charity.
College Counsellor Charlotte Anderton said, “Isabelle is a regular member of the college knitting and crochet group and when she approached me with this project idea, I was more than happy to support it. Choosing to help disabled animals shows incredible empathy, kindness, and compassion for others. She has given up a lunchtime every week and produced gorgeous socks of very high quality, which I am sure will be gratefully received by the charity.”
Isabelle added, “Although we don’t have cats of our own, my grandma and I both love animals and we thought this was a great opportunity to help a good cause.”
We couldn’t agree more. Well done Isabelle for demonstrating the virtues of compassion and service to others.
Isabelle is pictured above with her mittens ready to send.