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End of an era

End of an era, January 2019


Our Brentford High Street shop had to close to make way for the huge Brentford Waterside development.

Dennis Couchman model

Dennis Couchman, December 2018


Our thanks to the family and friends of the late Dennis Couchman, a long time greatly valued member of the charity and the barge. Dennis' daughter Helen was able to attend our Christmas party where the Mayor of Hounslow lit the candles for the first time in memory of Dennis in the model of Cathja that he made some 10 years ago.

Xmas Party 2012

Cathja Christmas Party, December 2018


It was held in the Brentford High Street shop, which opened in 2016 and, sadly, has to close soon as the whole area is bulldozed and re-developed.

The Major of Hounslow, Samia Choudhary, came along and everyone had a very convivial time. There was even a band; see a video clip here.

New Cathja website

New Cathja website launched, December 2018


A total revamp of the Cathja website was published in mid December. New volunteer Eric brought the site right up to date and went through thousands of images from the Cathja image archive to give it a new look.

Now it will be kept right up to date, especially important in these difficult times, with the Brentford High Street shop having to close in late 2018 to make way for the huge Brentford Waterside development.

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Generous Co-op members, November 2018


The members of the Co-op Food store on Boston Manor Road, TW8 9GB, in Brentford chose Cathja as a charity to share their Co-op dividend every time they shop there.

Here the store manager is presenting a very generous cheque to Cathja Trustee Orla in the store.