On Saturday 27th July, a summer fair was held by Sainsburys to commemorate the ending of The Kitty's title of 'Sainsburys Charity of the Year'. The fair was held in Sainsburys supermarket in Woolton and consisted of a range of activities, such as children's entertainment, an assortment of stalls in the car park and face painting as well as volunteers providing information in-store and bag-packing. Appearances were made by the local fire brigade, who brought their fire engine and uniforms for children and adults to try on, Kitty the mascot, the RNLI (Royal Navy Lifeboat Institution), Minnie and Mickey Mouse, Spongebob and Spiderman joined the day’s activities and helped raise money for the charity.
|Kitty with the fire engine|
|Kitty with Spongebob|
The formation of The Kitty was inspired by the famous female Kitty Wilkinson who pioneered the public Wash House movement, which helped fight poverty and disease in nineteenth-century Liverpool. The Kitty raises money to provide services and equipment to better a patients experience in Liverpool Women's Hospital and the money is often donated by patients who have fundraised to help pay back for their treatment. The Kitty’s future endeavours involve the opening of the Orchid Room and the Baby Room in November 2013.
After a day of providing entertainment, bag packing and dancing Gangnam Style in the car park, the summer fair came to a close and all the money raised was collected in. The final total hasn't been determined yet, but it is believed that the fair raised around £2,500 for the Neonatal department. Kitty will be making an appearance at the open day in September to help celebrate Liverpool Women’s Hospital’s 18th birthdayand to raise money for The Kitty.