Kipper the kitten helps city schoolchildren smoke out Wally in support of Newport hospice

KIPPER the curious cat helped Glasllwch Primary School children search for Wally in their school playing field.

The playful one-year-old joined excited year five and six 6 pupils , Anna, Sam, Oli, Ella, Daniel and Jack, to launch a Where’s Wally fund raiser in aid of Newport-based St David’s Hospice Care.

The Newport school is supporting the hospice by taking part in a dress down day this month. The school and its pupils are now encouraging other schools and also businesses to take part in the fun event.

The event is sponsored by Western Power Distribution. WPD education liaison officer Nick South, wearing his Wally hat all day to help promote the event, said: “As long standing supporters of St David’s Hospice Care we were delighted to be invited to sponsor this fun event  to help raise funds for the hospice.

“St David’s Hospice Care is a fantastic charity and I would encourage local people to support the event if they can, there’s still time to register.

“The pandemic has meant that charities like St David’s Hospice Care have all been hit hard financially and they need even more support than usual.

“We know it will help to raise vital funds in a really fun and enjoyable way and hopefully provide a boost to help them carry on the fantastic work that they do seven days a week, 365 days a year, though out our community.”

Tania Ansell, of St David’s Hospice Care and also wearing a striped Wally hat, said: “The enthusiasm of the six children who volunteered to help us to launch the event was brilliant. Where’s Wally? really seems to grab people’s interest as it’s such great fun. We hope as many people, schools, businesses and other groups, will get behind the event and help us to generate much needed funds for the hospice.

“We’re encouraging people not just to dress up as Wally but also have treasure hunts perhaps sponsored runs or walks, fashion shows or best dressed Wally events and join in with the fun. The opportunities to help raise funds are endless.”

Speaking of behalf of Kipper, Tania, the black and white cat’s mum, said: “We live nearby so Kipper often pops into the school playing field. Kipper always wants to be involved in anything that’s going on so hopefully he’ll be a help to the children with their Where’s Wally Day fundraising!”

Year Five teacher Mr Leon Burgess said: “The children enjoyed having their photos taken for the Where’s Wally event taking place in school on the 21st October.  We are hoping for a generous donation from parents on the day.”

Where’s Wally Day fundraisers are being invited to send photos from their day to the South Wales Argus to be used as  a page in the newspaper and also online.

For more details and a Where’s Wally fun pack visit