Tom cat auction raises £550

Posted on 4 March 2008 by Jon

We’ve just heard that the last of the Tom Adams cats fetched £550 for the Lord Mayor’s and Sheriff’s Charities when it was auctioned at the Valentine’s Ball on February 16th. More than £14,000 was raised by the event for the York Blind and Partially Sighted Society and Martin House Children’s Hospice.

The resin cat was bought by a gentleman from Essex, but we’re reliably informed that he said that he would ensure the cat would return to York in the future. As we mentioned before, we think it would have been fabulous to see the cat adorn the recently converted F. R. Stubbs building, but it just wasn’t meant to be. We hope to see the cat return to its city once more though, and become part of that “magic fabric” that Tom used to speak of. When it does return, we’ll be sure to add it to our cat directory.

Related news: Resin to be cheerful at cat auction (York Press).