COULD THIS BE THE CRAZIEST CROWDFUNDING IDEA YET? CAT LOVERS, READ ON..
You’ve heard of Monkey World, Flamingo Land, Bird World and theme parks claiming to offer whole worlds of adventure, but what about The World of Cats? Sound crazy? Maybe not as much as you might think!
Bedfordshire based mum and self-confessed crazy cat lady, Caroline Harvey, has announced a new crowd funding initiative through crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. The campaign will support in creating a unique concept based cat world as a visitor attraction. The first of its kind crowdfunding campaign has started with a goal to raise £100000 GBP in a month.
Caroline came up with the idea of a feline themed attraction after looking for family days out. Inspired by Bolt, the rescue cat who came into her life aged just twelve weeks old, Caroline began to wonder how many other cat lovers out there would appreciate a place dedicated to our purry furry four legged friends and has embarked on the crowdfunding scheme to make it happen.
This unique campaign is dedicated to every cat enthusiast in UK and all over the world. Everything Cat in one place; paw print paths, cat café/restaurants, cat themed gift shops, cat product shop, cat themed play area for the children, cat themed rides, cat breed information centres, adoption and rescue centre, weddings, conferences, the cat train, cat shows, cat competitions etc.
The Campaign has flexible funding goals through which backers can donate any amount of contribution starting from as low as £1 GBP to £5000 GBP. With each contribution above £5 GBP there are perks associated for the backer such as on donating £20 the contributor gets an updates on the progress of the start-up and also a free visit to the Cat World on opening. Similarly the perks become bigger if the contribution is higher such as on contributing £5000 GBP the contributor gets to name one of the attractions buildings and become a permanent part of the lasting legacy.
Cat cafés have long been a popular destination in Japan and Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in London (itself a big crowdfunding success story) is full of languid, happy moggies- so there’s plenty of evidence that feline based destinations are not only well-loved but provide good standards of care and animal welfare.
Imaginative and creative as it may sound but it also has a very noble cause associated with this campaign. Through this people can spread awareness on cat rescue, adoption, breeds and how one can take care of their pets.
Caroline has already gained plenty of skills and experience of running entertainment venues throughout her career in marketing and she has a sound understanding of business practice. But a project like this needs considerable financial backing, and that’s why she’s turning to other cat lovers for support.
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The World of Cats has a planned launch date of Spring 2017 and needs £100k to kick start the project, with an overall fundraising target of £3 Million. Get involved today for the opportunity to be a part of one of the most innovative and exciting enterprises animal lovers have ever seen!