Black cat cocktail is a purrfect treat

Lucy - one of many black cats looking for a new home this October SUS-160410-123653001
Lucy - one of many black cats looking for a new home this October SUS-160410-123653001

October is National Black Cat Month and Walkers Cocktail Bar are selling Black Cat Cocktails to help raise awareness and funds for Bluebell Ridge Cat Rehoming Centre, Hastings.

Nikki Hawes, Income Generation and Marketing Officer Bluebell Ridge says this month is about raising awareness of beautiful black cats in animal shelters who have to wait longer to be adopted due to the colour of their fur. “There are many superstitions associated with black cats which stops some people from adopting them,” she said. “There are many times when our black cats have been overlooked purely because of their colour. All cats deserve the chance of a better life and we are really grateful to Walkers for supporting our work. The cocktail is a really interesting combination which creates a delicious berry flavour - it will definitely have you purring!”

The Black Cat cocktail, which contains vodka, cherry brandy, cranberry juice and coke, will be available at Walkers Cocktail Bar, Robertson Street, Hastings until October 31.

Walkers will donate £1 from the sale of each cocktail to Bluebell Ridge which is owned and operated by the Sussex East and Hastings branch of the RSPCA. The branch is a separate charity within the national body and entirely self-financing. To see the black cats looking for new homes at Bluebell Ridge, visit: www.bluebellridge.org.uk