Shawlands cat charity features on Lush body lotion pots

A Shawlands-based cat charity is featuring on cosmetic retailer Lush’s charity pots.

Ibiza Cats was set up in 2015 to help save the lives of stray felines on the Balearic island.

Southsider Lorraine Currie and her team spent two weeks in Ibiza in September rescuing cats after being backed by a £10,000 grant from Lush.

340 feral cats were rescued, with each of them being taken to the vet to be neutered.

Now the charity’s logo is being displayed in Lush stores on a body lotion pot.

Lorraine said: “I was shocked that such a big brand have chosen a small organisation like us to feature on their product.

“We’re extremely grateful that they’ve opted to support a young, start-up charity and recognised the need for abandoned cats to be neutered.

“We hope this will promote our charity but more importantly raise awareness of the needs for cats to be neutered to prevent overpopulation and illnesses caused by interbreeding.”

Lush was formed as a small independent retailer in Devon in 1995 and now trades from 820 stores in 50 countries.

Working specifically with organisations and campaigns championing environmental concerns, animal protection and human rights, last year the company donated £6.3m to charities worldwide.

Lush charitable giving manager Rebecca Lush Blum – who is also a freelance journalist and environmental and social justice campaigner – said: “We raise the funds we give away by selling a hand and body lotion called ‘charity pot’.

“All of the money paid by our customers for the product goes to grassroots campaign groups and charities like Ibiza Cats.

“This shows customers the types of groups we fund and gives these groups some extra exposure and publicity.

The charity pots are on sale in the shops in the run-up to Christmas.