Students at a London primary school selected animal welfare charity, Mayhew to receive vital funding, which they won for their project, Precious Paws.
Students from Wendell Primary School in White City received £1,500 of funding from the Mayor’s Fund for London after presenting their pitch for their Precious Paws project at City Hall last year.
The funding has now gone towards buying supplies for the animals in the charity’s care, including food, toys, bowls and blankets.
As part of the project, a group of 10 children aged five to six, were able to visit the Home in Kensal Green and were given an educational talk by the charity’s Animal Welfare Officers. The also took the time to read to some of the cats still looking for homes.
Mayhew’s Deputy Head of Animal Welfare, Community, AJ Ford, said: “We were thrilled to hear that the students of Wendell Park Primary School selected us to receive the funding from their Precious Paws project, so as part of the project they visited the home to see the animals they will be helping.
“They learnt about how to be safe around dogs, had a tour of the Home and spent time reading to the cats still looking for new homes such as Eddie Hall.”
Wendell Park Primary school teacher, Gill McCormick, said: “The children had a fantastic time and it was a truly valuable learning experience. They were able to see how the money they received will go towards helping more animals in need gain a better quality of life.”