Gloops was a cartoon cat who first appeared in the Yorkshire Telegraph and Star in 1928. In 1929 the Newcastle Evening Chronicle founded the Gloops Club which encouraged children to do good deeds and donate money to those less well off than themselves. I have seen figures suggesting it had over 600,000 members by the 1930s which seems enormous for just two newspapers. However, both of these papers were part of Kemsley Newspapers and it seems likely that Gloops the cartoon and the Gloops Club would have been promoted throughout the group. An article in a more recent copy of the Evening Chronicle suggested that the Club ended with the outbreak of WWII but I can remember Gloops and I wasn’t born until nearly the end of the war. I can remember reading a Gloops cartoon in a national daily, possibly the Daily Sketch which also belonged to the Kemsley Group. I can’t find any mention of Gloops on this message board but I wonder if any members have some memories stored away ready be resurrected.
Here's a little reminder: