Hundreds of people joined Mayhew staff, volunteers and animals at their annual Open Day street party this weekend – raising an incredible £8,406.
The event was sponsored by 4Cats and Butternut Box and was held as usual at Mayhew’s Home in Kensal Green.
Visitors – including Neil Morrisey – had the chance to take a unique look behind the scenes at the work Mayhew do; whilst enjoying a fun family day out, jam packed with live music, stalls, and outdoor games and activities.
The day was hosted by journalist and television presenter Wendy Turner Webster, a dedicated animal welfare campaigner. Mayhew also welcomed Neil Morrissey, Andy Slaughter MP and Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham, Daryl Brown to the festivities.
Neil Morrisey said: “Mayhew are an absolutely fantastic charity, and a beautiful oasis for animals in need in North London. I’ve just had the full tour of their new facilities, and what they do here is absolutely unbelievable. You can play your part by coming down and adopting a dog (or cat) like I did.”
Singer/Songwriter, George Ritchie then entertained the crowds, followed by Knox and Peter Parker from Camden’s Rock and Roll Rescue charity shop, who also made a very generous donation to Mayhew to help animals in need.
Throughout the day, guests also enjoyed taking a peek behind the scenes of Mayhew’s Cattery and Vet Clinic, where they met feline residents awaiting new homes and found out more about the preventative care and community support we offer outside of the shelter.
Guests were also treated to a meet and greet with a handful of Mayhew’s TheraPaws dogs and volunteers, including Michelle with her dog Toffee, Jenny with her dog Sam, Marina and her dog Luna and Linsey with her dog Bobby Jo.
Our Animal Welfare Officers were also on hand to dispense advice, demonstrate how they humanly trap, neuter and return feral cats and talk about Mayhew’s unique community support programmes that help people and pets in the local area.
Mayhew CEO Caroline Yates said: “It was wonderful to see so many Mayhew supporters come out and enjoy the day with their family and friends. Everyone looked to be having a brilliant time, and we really enjoyed showing visitors around the Home and telling them about the vital work we do to support animals and pet owners in our community.
“Thank you so much to everyone who attended – the money you raised will go straight towards helping even more animals in need, and we can’t wait to see you all next year!.”