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Animal-loving celebrities including Holly Willoughby, Deborah Meaden, Jo Brand and Bob Mortimer have given the clothes off their back to support homeless cats this winter.

Leading feline welfare charity, Cats Protection, is using their donated t-shirts to create DIY cat beds and illustrate how simple it is to create a safe, warm space for cats as part of its ‘Feels like home’ campaign.

Pop duo and YouTube stars Max & Harvey were filmed at their local Cats Protection adoption centre in Harrow to demonstrate how to make the beds using their own donated t-shirts and a cardboard box.

“We all know cats need a cosy hiding spot, so I love how easy it is to make one for them out of items we all have at home,” said TV presenter Holly Willoughby who donated a boho top.

Entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den star Deborah Meaden agreed saying: “I love to recycle and find new uses for items, so to know it’s easy to make our cats cosy using things we already have is great.”

Comedian Jo Brand donated the red ‘Jo’ t-shirt she wore to take to the stage as one of the Cheeky Girls alongside Ruby Wax to support Comic Relief in 2002.

While Great British Bake Off star Kim-Joy donated the oversized food-themed tees that she uses to cover her clothes when she gets messy in the kitchen.

Pop group McFly donated some band t-shirts and Bob Mortimer included signed postcards in his donation of two t-shirts worn to promote his recent autobiography.

The celebrity cat beds will be featured on the charity’s social media channels, with followers getting the chance to win a celebrity t-shirt for their own cat bed DIY endeavours.

The remaining T-shirts will be used to create cat beds in some of Cats Protection adoption centres across the UK.

Those interested in finding out more about Cats Protection’s winter campaign can visit the website here and those who’d like to know how to create their own feline DIY projects can see it here on YouTube.

Photos can be found here.


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