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Cat cafe could be coming to Cornwall after competition success

Cat cafe could be coming to Cornwall after competition success

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:00am 15th March 2020.

The owner of a potential cat cafe in Newquay is 'feline' positive as she makes it through to the next stage of Natwest's 'Bring it 2020' crowdfunding competition.

The Lucky Black Cat Café, is the brainchild of Newquay resident Jessica Noble. Jessica entered the competition late 2019 and found out last month that she had made it through to the next round. If successful Jessica’s idea could be eligible for up to £10,000. 

The cafe will work as a normal cafe, selling food and drink, but will have live-in cats that visitors can play with and pet. Jessica hopes to be the first cat café to open in Cornwall.

In order to be successful Jessica needs to raise £10,000 from the community and then Natwest will award her money on top of that, based on the success of her campaign.

There are rewards available dependent on the amount of money donated, for example £10 donations will receive one free entry to the café once it’s up and running, right up to further rewards such as free entry for life, private parties and even naming one of the cats. 

“This is a really exciting opportunity, it means that anyone who donates can feel like they are part of making this happen. I’ve had so much positive feedback with a number of keen supporters already backing the idea. We held a fund raising event back in October last year so this crowdfunder is building on that support and getting me one step closer.

“This is an ‘all or nothing’ campaign, meaning that if I don’t raise all of my £10,000 target people will get their money back, so basically you can’t lose. If I reach the target the cat café will become a reality and you will get to visit and enjoy it, if not then you’ll get your money back.

“If I reach the £10,000 target then I can then use that money as a basis to apply for a further loan. If I also receive the £10,000 prize from Natwest then I’ll really be on my way, I’ll be able to secure a premises and the cat café will be only months away from opening”.

 Jessica Noble

To find out more about the campaign and donate you can visit her crowdfunding page here. 

You can also visit the Lucky Black cat café on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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