Kim-Joy invites amateur bakers to enter a cat-inspired competition


Bake Off Star Kim-Joy is judging a summer baking competition to help unwanted cats.

The cat-loving celebrity baker will pick the overall winner of Cats Protection’s Pawsome Afternoon Tea at Your Place happening on the charity’s social media sites throughout July and raising funds for cats in the charity’s care.

The competition will consist of weekly cat-themed baking challenges with entrants asked to post a photo of their creation along with a hashtag. Cats Protection will select the weekly winners, with Kim-Joy naming her overall champion at the end of July.

A small donation is requested with each entry which will aid thousands of unwanted felines in the charity’s care including five young kittens rescued from a waste bin in Birmingham.

Named Faith, Giles, Spike, Xander, and Willow, after characters from TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the charity hopes the five will make a full recovery after which they can be found new homes.

“I hope Pawsome Afternoon Tea at Your Place generates a lot of entries because it will help guarantee brighter futures for many unwanted and abandoned cats, says Kim-Joy

“My own two rescue cats, Inki and Mochi, are my pride and joy and they cheer me up every day. They sit with me whenever I compose recipes or bake and they like to rip up the kitchen roll when my back is turned! I wouldn’t be without them!”

“The competition is a great way for bakers to indulge their hobby while keeping safe in the lockdown and helping a very worthy cause, says Zoe Thompson, Events Organiser for Cats Protection. “We’ll be judging all entries on appearance, creativity and effort and good luck if you choose to take part.”

If you’d like to take part, please register at

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity, helping around 200,000 cats each year through a national network of around 230 volunteer-run branches and 37 centres.