ENGLAND – There’s an extra special volunteering job going up-for-grabs in Huddersfield, England.
The ideal candidate should be friendly and outgoing and with a good knowledge of the town. An interest in buses and trains is also very important – but an allergy to cat fur is a big no-no!
If you haven’t guessed just what the position is yet, Friends of Huddersfield Station is currently recruiting for volunteers to help run the visitor information desk – and the job will most certainly include talking to Felix the Huddersfield Station Cat’s army of fans!
Felix sprang to international fame earlier this year when TransPennine Express promoted her to Senior Pest Controller and her fame furballed just after she became a nationwide celebrity with appearances on TV and her own Facebook page complete with a whopping 85,000 fans.
Neil Brook, who is 67, a former postman from Cowersley, who has been a member of the desk for the last couple of years, stated: “We get asked a lot of questions about Felix so anyone who is interested in joining us might need to gen up on her exploits as a senior pest controller and official station cat.
“We do stroke her when we see her but we’ve been told not to feed her anymore as apparently she is getting too big and has put a lot of weight on.
“We also give out train and bus timetables, maps, and have an extensive amount of tourist information.
“The role is good fun and I enjoy it. I’m interested in railways and have lived in Huddersfield all my life so I’m generally able to point people in the right direction.”