New communications staff at Cats Protection
Ann Stirling has been appointed Deputy Head of Communications at the UKís leading feline welfare charity, Cats Protection.
Ann, 47, heads up the 12-strong communications team that covers PR, marketing, exhibitions, design, publications and new-Media.
Ann brings over 20 years of experience to the role. She started her career doing publicity and media work for fringe theatre before moving into the disability voluntary sector, working for Scope and then the National Autistic Society.
For the last seven years, Ann has been a freelance Commun-ications Consultant for organisations including RNIB, The Disability Rights Commission, The Stroke Association and the Disabilities Trust.
Ann is based at the charity’s National Cat Centre in Sussex and hopes her experience will help to increase awareness of Cats Protection. ‘The work that Cats Protection volunteers and staff carry out is vital and I am delighted to be part of this work to increase awareness and support of Cats Protection.’
Ann has carried out voluntary work for the charity’s Brighton & Hove Branch and has two Cats Protection rescue cats; four-year-old Minnie and her son, three-and-a-half -year-old Boots.
Cats Protection has also appointed a new PR Manager, Kate Bunting, 25, who will be responsible for managing all of the charity’s major PR activities.
After completing an English degree and a journalism diploma, Kate started her career doing publicity for a UK film company and has spent the last two years working as the Press Officer for Cats Protection. She is also based at the National Cat Centre and has one cat of her own, three-year-old Ozzy.
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity rehoming around 60,000 cats and kittens every year through its nationwide network of 29 Centres and 260 voluntary-run Branches.
The charity is always looking for loving homes for the many cats in its care. To find out more about the work of Cats Protection, please call the charity’s Helpline on 08702 099 099 or log on to www.cats.org.uk