A NEWPORT charity has benefited from a £500 cash boost thanks to the Community Chest campaign.

Gwent Cats Protection, a charity which re-homes hundreds of unwanted cats and kittens each year, received the cash boost from Taylor Wimpey after being voted the winner of the Community Chest Campaign by Argus readers.

The organisation plans to use the money to run a neutering campaign and to support its ongoing care of unwanted cats and kittens.

Glynis Davies from Gwent Cats Protection said: “We were thrilled to win this money through the Community Chest competition and would like to thank all of our supporters and everyone who voted for us.

“The money will help us to run a neutering campaign in north Gwent, as this is one of our major objectives.”

Sara Taylor, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, said: “We were delighted to announce Gwent Cats Protection as winners of the Community Chest.

“A number of good causes were nominated, so many congratulations to our winners. We are pleased to recognise the good work they do and hope the Community Chest cash will help to support those efforts.”

Argus editor Kevin Ward said: “There are so many organisations in our area which do great work in the community.

“Congratulations to Gwent Cats Protection for winning this £500 prize and thank you to all of our readers who voted.”

Further information about Gwent Cats Protection is available by calling 0845 3712747.