Sponsored Walk for our Veterinary Fund

Starting Point

Newcastle Swing Bridge 

(North Side)


13 miles of largely off-road footpaths to our destination.

Volunteers wanted to take part in a Sponsored Walk event in August.
The aim is to raise £3,000 for the Westgate Ark Veterinary Fund which has currently received an absolute hammering with so many neutering operations needing to be done, and a lot of strays admitted needing expensive veterinary treatment.
One cat called Bruno is alone requiring over £1,000 of dental work.
We are planning a 13 mile (largely) off-road walk from Newcastle's Swing Bridge to the Butcher's Arms Public House in Chester-le-Street.
We worked together with publican Joan to help three generations of stray cats living on their grounds.
There will be a pub lunch for all sponsored walk entrants curtesy of the generosity of the Butcher's Arms pub.
Please message or email if you wish to be involved in the event or in the organising of it.

Our destination


The Butchers Arms Public House



A pub lunch will be awaiting our walkers!

Bruno was surrendered at the Ark, one of four adults, he alone is requiring over £1,000 of dental work as he has three damaged teeth.


Our Veterinary Fund which has recently received an absolute hammering with so many neutering operations needing to be done, and a lot of strays admitted needing expensive veterinary treatment.

Support Westgate Ark cats this winter and into the year ahead by buying our own stunning calendars featuring photos taken of Westgate Ark cats.
The stylish calendar is suitable for use during any year and can be fully used by starting in any month of the year. It can even be reused the following year!
Great full colour pictures of our own cats that will help you to avoid missing appointments while at the same time helping to run the rescue centre. What is there not to like?
Calendars are £4 each individually but can be bought in packs of six or twelve for selling or giving to family or friends with every sixth calendar free!
Please drop into Westgate Ark to collect calendars between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. any Saturday or Sunday, or arrange to collect during the week by emailing us a collection time! (

Urgent Appeal


Westgate Ark are appealing for any donated wet cat food cans (they work out more economical than pouches). Also, we are very short of newpapers for lining litter trays as we are constantly using them at a crazy rate as we are so full of rescues!

Wanted - anti-flea & wormer treatments

Very few of the cats admitted to the Ark are already treated against fleas & worms when they come in! Treating them at the Ark is yet another cost, all of which add up!

We will gratefully accept donations (of any brands) of unneeded anti-parasite treatments for:


Adult cats



Stuff Needed Urgently

Anti-flea & wormer treatments

Kitchen / blue roll

Cleaning products

Cat litter

LED bulbs

to help the Ark to Care for Cats!

Thanks to Moorview Vets!

Great thanks to the wonderful vets, nurses and staff at the Backworth branch of Moorview Vets for all their care and attention to so many of the cats rescued by us over the years!

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