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04 Oct 2016

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GCCF President Grace Denny

25 Sep 2016

It is with great sadness that I have to announce that the GCCF President Grace Denny passed away on Monday 8th August 2016.

A great loss not only as a personal friend but as a staunch supporter of the GCCF over a great many years. Our thoughts at this time are with Grace's sons and their families.

Grace's funeral  was held at All Saints Church, Church Road, Alburgh, IP20 0DA on Thursday 25th August 2016, followed by refreshments at Alburgh Village Hall.

If you would like to make a donation in Grace’s memory that will be much appreciated. Donations will be divided between All Saints Church, Alburgh and the Air Ambulance Service. Donations can be made by cheque and sent to Allcock Family Funeral Services, Falcon House, 96a City Road, Norwich. NR1 2HD.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me

Best wishes

Helen Marriott-Power



05 Aug 2016

If you encounter any problems when using the GCCF on-line services, please report direct to the GCCF office on info@gccfcats.org and put PHOENIX ISSUE in the subject line.


30 Jun 2016

The launch of Project Phoenix is finally getting close!

See the full details, and what to expect on the Notices page.

Mrs Anne Gregory

03 Jun 2016

It is with deep regret that GCCF has to announce that Anne Gregory passed away on Tuesday, 31st May following a long illness.  

Tributes to Anne can be sent to: gccfwebmaster@gmail.com and can be read here.

A Eulogy for for Anne from the Chairman and Board of GCCF can be read here.

Anne Gregory’s Celebration of Life took place Monday 27th June

Brian thanks all who were able to attend. Donations to Cancer Research UK

New Breed Group Sections

20 May 2016

These two documents provide detailed Judge lists as a spreadsheet and explanations for each group.  In reading the spreadsheet please note the relevant explanation points.  Links to the two documents are available on the General Notices page of the website.

Update re Cat Welfare Bill

11 May 2016

Please see General Notices page for full statement and link to www.parliament.uk website.

IC/DC June Elections

04 May 2016

If you are interested in standing for either the Investigations or Disciplinary Committee, you can send in your application now.  Please see the links to the relevant documents:  Information for Applicants and Code of Conduct.  

Show Review Group Scoping Survey

09 Mar 2016

The Show Review Group would like to thank everyone that took part in their recent scoping survey.  The take up was excellent and it highlighted high overall satisfaction with GCCF and its shows.  However, it also exposed areas where change has been requested and these aspects will now be looked at in greater detail.  The survey results are available here.

Supreme 2016 - Chairman's statement

20 Nov 2015

The Board discussed the Supreme show at its meeting on Tuesday 17th November.  The Supreme Show Manager reported that the 2015 show had been a great success, with lots of compliments on the day and on social media since.  However, a deficit in the account would occur due to the disappointingly low entry figures and a reduced gate on the day, because there were not the usual visitors from events in other halls.  An approximate figure was given, but the accounts are not yet finalised so this might change slightly. 

A discussion then took place concerning the 2016 show.  The new owners of the NEC have informed the Show Manager that they require a commitment to be given on the venue booking, along with a completed and signed agreement, before the end of November.  Enquiries have already been received in the GCCF Office about the 2016 show. 

The Board during the ensuing discussions considered the following:

 ·         Projected end of year figures show that GCCF expects to make a healthy surplus for 2015.

 ·         The issue of continuing to offer a Supreme Show each year was discussed at the October 2014 Council meeting and when the Chairman called for a vote on whether to continue with the show 101 delegates voted in favour, with only 3 voting against (12 abstentions). 

 ·         2016 is the 40th Anniversary Show and it is intended that it should be a special event with an accompanying Gala Dinner.  

The Board members were asked to vote on whether to go ahead with the 40th Show in 2016, acknowledging there could be a further loss, and it was agreed that the show should take place (majority in favour, 2 abstentions).   

Council delegates will be consulted again at the February 2016 Council meeting on whether to continue with the Supreme Show in 2017 and beyond. 

It should be remembered that the Supreme is the GCCF’s flagship show.  However, its success is incumbent on the support of exhibitors. 

Steve Crow, GCCF Chairman