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Cats Also Need Care Over Christmas

Set up in 1927 to inform and educate the general public about cats and the issues they faced, Cats Protection works helping thousands of cats every year and depends solely on donation. Last year the rehomed and reunited 47,000 cats and kittens - that's 130 felines per day!

2016-12-06 00:00:26By Cats Protection

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A Dog Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas

Thirty eight years on from the birth of its famous slogan “A dog is for life not just for Christmas®”, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, which has 20 rehoming centres across the UK and one in Ireland, is bracing itself for another busy Christmas.

2016-12-06 00:00:02By Dogs Trust

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Making Your Own Christmas Decorations and Gifts Is Easier Than You Think!

Preloved member Rachael is a keen crafter and loves sharing her tips and creations to anyone who will listen. Today she discusses DIY Christmas decorations and gifts - they are easier than you think!

2016-11-28 00:00:18By Rachael McLaughlin

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Movember: Move for Men's Health

The seed for Movember was planted in a bar, in Melbourne Australia back in 2003. Fast forward 13 years and there are official campaigns in 21 countries and the charity has funded over 1,200 men’s health projects around the world. Even if you can't grow a moustache this month, here are some other ideas!

2016-10-28 00:00:15By Natalie Reynolds

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Choosing Second Hand Items for Our Baby

When you find out you’re expecting, the first thing you start to notice is just how much baby stuff is in shops. And then when you’ve noticed that, you start to notice how much is on TV, in magazines, billboards… And, especially when it’s your first, you want everything new. Rachael tells us how they decided to buy second hand for their daughter.

2016-10-22 00:00:00By Rachael McLaughin

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Miniature Tudor House - Recreating a Bygone Age in the World of Miniature

Mike's hobby started by chance. With an interest in carpentry, he found himself taking up a part-finished miniature Tudor house belonging to his late father-in-law. Today he builds miniature Tudor houses, and he tells Preloved all about it!

2016-09-28 00:00:03By Mike Scott

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Preloved Member - Restoring Furniture

Emma is a Preloved member who restores and upcycles items of furniture. In light of Restoration Day, we asked her to talk about how she chooses her projects, where she finds inspiration and what restoration means to her.

2016-08-18 00:00:24By Emma Haddock

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Preloved Member - Restoring a Rocking Horse

Beth has quite the interesting hobby; she restores rocking horses. Today she tells us how this niche interest came about and showcases some of her latest work.

2016-08-16 00:00:45By Beth Pritchard

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Preloved Member - Restoring a Banjo

Mike is a Preloved member who has restored several musical instruments over the years. We asked him to talk about how it all started, and to share why he thinks restored items are important.

2016-08-15 00:00:16By Mike Clark

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Rachael's Tips on Making Your Wedding More Personal

Rachael and Kieron married after a very long engagement. Rachael's interests range from reading, sci-fi to craft work. A cross-stitch lover and new mum, she works as a custormer service specialist, which she will return to after her maternity leave.

2016-08-01 10:36:11By Rachael McLaughlin