The head of a Wisbech cat charity has launched an appeal for help to repair its cattery while facing her own battle back to health.
Tracy Reeve, founder of Cat Haven, is recovering after spending eight weeks in hospital earlier this year.
But, despite that, she is calling on businesses to donate prizes towards a raffle which she hopes will raise the cash needed to fix the roof of its premises in Leverington.
Tracy, who founded the charity 26 years ago, fell ill in January when she suffered a brain abscess.
Describing how she felt “run down” at the time, she said she was left paralysed down one side and admitted: “I was lucky they caught it. I could have died.”
She thanked medics for their care and wellwishers whom she estimates have sent around 200 cards to her.
Although she accepts it will take months for her to recover fully, Tracy is still determined to do what she can.
Around £2,000 is needed to repair the damage to the cattery, which currently cares for more than 60 animals which cannot be rehomed.
And Tracy hopes as many firms as possible will come forward with prizes so tickets can go on sale next week.
Anyone who can help is asked to phone 07986 251001 or take donations to the Cat Haven charity shop in Wisbech’s Market Place.