A PARENT-TEACHER group in Denbigh has raised funds to help a rescue shelter for abandoned animals provide a purr-fect home for cats in need of care.

Pupils, parents and staff at independent school Myddelton College have donated £435 to Abandoned Animals Association (AAA), the shelter in Prestatyn that rescues animals from across North Wales and pledges never to put any animal down.

The money was raised during a fundraising raffle held by the PTA and the animal charity, which was chosen in a school poll after pupils were asked to nominate causes close to their hearts to receive the sum, said it will make "a big difference" to plans to refurbish its cattery.

Mark Roberts, headteacher of Myddelton College, said: “Friends of Myddelton asked parents and pupils to nominate charities for the raffle and the nominees were put to the vote. All of the nominated charities were very deserving, and I’m proud of the fellowship shown by the pupils who put forward causes close to their hearts.

“Special congratulations to pupil Glesni Reece and Abandoned Animals Association for winning the poll. We also have to thank the amazing North Wales businesses who donated prizes and those who supported the raffle – they’ve made life a little more comfortable for some deserving furry friends in the north of the county.”

AA A relies on donations and grants to carry out its work.

Carol Roberts, manager of AAA, said: “We have received a grant to improve the cattery facilities, but it wasn’t quite enough, so this donation from Myddelton College is perfect timing. It’s going to make a big difference to our rescue.”

The Denbigh school plans to continue its links with the rescue centre by having a special collection point where pupils and parents can donate food and supplies for the animals in its care.