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Dame Judi Dench among Surrey stars to donate ‘paw prints’ for Cats Protection’s celebrity auction

PUBLISHED: 10:04 20 November 2014 | UPDATED: 10:12 21 November 2014

Dame Judi Dench

Dame Judi Dench

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Cat loving celebrities are donating their ‘paw prints’ to raise funds for leading feline welfare charity, Cats Protection.

The Celebrity Paws auction on Ebay is scheduled to start this week, at midday on Thursday November 20 and will run for 10 days until midday on Sunday November 30.

Surrey stars Dame Judi Dench, Flavia Cacace Mistry and Chesney Hawkes are among the celebrities who have donated their artworks to support the campaign.

Each celebrity was asked to draw round their hand, decorate it and then sign it to create a unique item.

“This is the eighth year we have hosted our Celebrity Paws auction,” says Cats Protection spokesperson, Louise Waters.

“Over the years it has attracted fantastic support from famous cat lovers - from Prime Ministers and artists to award-winning actors and TV favourites, and we expect this year to be just as popular.

“Each ‘paw’ is signed by the celebrity and is completely authentic. As with previous years, we expect these unique artworks will really get people bidding and raise some vital funds for unwanted cats and kittens.”

The auction is being run through Ebay and interested bidders can view the full list of paw prints available at www.cats.org.uk/celebrity-paws.

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