Sewing with Mary, February to April 2019
Our thanks to Houslow Borough, who are funding eight sewing sessions with Mary on the Cathja barge (see the Contact
page for location and click/tap on the picture to the right for full information).
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, 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.
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
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
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