Tuesday, May 27, 2014

And the winner is.....

It's getting harder each year to think of new ways to draw the winner of Stuart's Million Paws Walk Competition.  And with the generosity of our sponsors growing each year, some of the old methods are just not realistic (or healthy!).  This year, with everyone receiving an entry for each $10 they donated, there were 102 entries (excluding anonymous entries and Mathew, who elected not to be part of the draw).  I'm sure Ellen would be willing, but I felt we needed to look at something other than asking her to eat 102 sausages!

Fortunately, Stuart agreed to draw the prize himself this year.

Each entry was assigned a number, which was written on a small white ball.  The balls were thoroughly mixed in a bowl, and Stuart was asked to choose the winning ball.  The first ball removed from the bowl by Stuart was deemed to be the winner.

Thank you once more to all the generous supporters of this great cause.  Thanks to your efforts, Team Stuart the Cat raised $1206 for the RSPCA, and was the fifth-highest fundraising team in the ACT.

Hope you enjoy the film!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

million paws walk competition

It only seems like a few months ago we were participating in our last Million Paws Walk!  But it's come around again, so Stuart has been giving lots of thought to this year's competition.  His fifth!

Ellen might not be as bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as she was five years ago, but she will have plenty of energy on Sunday 18 May for her walk.  She simply knows it's important to be well rested.

Although he is going to let Ellen the Dog do the actual walking, Stuart is very proud to announce that, once more, one of Ellen's wonderful sponsors will win $200 worth of Stuart's jewellery.

This year Stuart has got together a team, so you can sponsor any members of Team Stuart the Cat to enter the competition!

For each $10 you donate to Team Stuart the Cat you will receive one entry in the prize draw.  So, if you donate $50, you get five entries.  All donations are greatly appreciated by Stuart, Ellen and the RSPCA in Canberra.  Donations above $2 are tax-deductible.

If you would like to make a donation, please visit Stuart's fundraising page at

Donations received up to 11:59 on May 24th 2014 will be eligible for the competition.  The prize draw will be conducted on Sunday May 25th, and the winner will be notified by email on May 27th.  On this day, Stuart will also post a film of the prize draw on this blog. It will be hilarious, cinematically brilliant and thought-provoking.  You can see last year's prize draw here.

Thank you for supporting this fantastic cause, and good luck to all of Ellen's sponsors!

Terms and Conditions

- All donations of $10 or more received via the fundraising page at will be eligible for entry.
- Sponsors will receive one entry for every full $10 donated.
- The winning entry will be randomly drawn on May 25th, in a draw organised and overseen by Lisa Jose.
- Film of the prize draw will be posted on this blog on May 26th, and the winner will be notified by email.
- Donations that are made anonymously cannot be entered into the prize draw, unless the donor's details are independently provided to Lisa Jose via the Stuart the Cat Designs contact page, or by email stuartcatdesigns at gmail dot com.
- The winner will receive $200 credit to be used towards purchases from Stuart the Cat's webstore (with free postage within Australia), from markets at which Stuart the Cat has a stall, or direct from Lisa Jose.  It may not be used at any of Stuart the Cat's retail stockists.
- If the winner resides outside Australia, they will be liable for the cost of postage of chosen jewellery.
- This competition is run by Stuart the Cat Designs, not the RSPCA.  Donations are made to the RSPCA via Everyday Hero, and Stuart the Cat Designs does not receive any part of these donations.