Dr Gray’s Cat travels the world for Chest, Heart and Stroke

Jess checks out the Australian outback!
Jess checks out the Australian outback!

THE TRAVELS AROUND the world of a ‘postman pat cat’ is helping staff at the Stroke Ward in Elgin’s Dr Gray’s Hospital to raise funds for a leading charity.

Staff Nurse Katy Larkworthy and Charge Nurse Diane Vass launched the social media page Jess’ Gap Year that documents the travels of Jess the cuddly cat – having “borrowed” him from one of the mail trolleys at the hospital back in February.

Katy told insideMoray: “We decided we would like to do something for Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) and so decided to make 2016 a year of fundraising for what is a wonderful cause.

“CHSS helps provide support up and down the country for our patients – and in particular in our ward at Dr Gray’s as it supports our very own Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland nurse.

“Our initial aim was to get Jess around the world in miles by travelling with our staff from the hospital on their holidays, with a target of £500 being our objective.  We have already achieved the mileage – but we are struggling with reaching the financial target on our Just Giving page.”

So far Jess’ travels have been amazing – he has been on a journey that has taken him around 30,000 miles, including a trip recently to Dubai that ensured he had touched down on three continents.

The intrepid traveller only returned from a trip to Australia last month – and while there even had time to take in a cruise!

Everyone is welcome to monitor Jess’ travels by visiting and liking his own Facebook Page – and to help the cause, and few a galaxy of amazing images of Jess on his travels, visit Jess’ Just Giving Page.