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Stars come together to support unwanted cats

Monday, 26th November 2012

Dame Maggie Smith and Gok Wan are among the celebrities to contribute unique works of art, in a bid to raise money for the support and care of unwanted moggies.

Stars from both the stage and the screen donated their 'paw prints' to Cats Protection, drawing around their hands then signing the works of art, which will be auctioned on eBay next month.

The Celebrity Paws auction is now in its sixth year and is an important means of raising money for the charity, which looks after approximately 235,000 cats every year.

Jessica Jane-Clement, star of The Real Hustle, said: "I'm supporting Celebrity Paws because cats have always been a huge part of my life. My mum and dad used to foster them so I grew up with lots of cats in the house and I loved them all!

"I'm hugely sentimental about cats and always have been."

Celebrity Paws is always hugely popular with celebs, and in previous years, chef Gordon Ramsey, cricketer Graeme Swann and singer Dame Shirley Bassey have all taken part.