Support your local animal charity with the Betty White challenge

Donate to your local animal charity or home to honour US animal campaigner and Actress, Betty White.

With the sad passing of US actress and animal welfare campaigner, Betty White on New Year’s Eve, aged 99, the fans of this great lady have started #BettyWhiteChallenge and are asking people to donate to their favourite animal charity to honour her campaigning work up until 17th January, which would have been her 100th birthday.

Betty White was a long-standing animal welfare advocate and campaigner who cared passionately about animal welfare rights and received many honours for her work. Throughout her life, she promoted pet adoption and generously gave to numerous animal welfare organisations.

#BettyWhiteChallenge started in the US and is now gaining momentum in the UK. Mayhew, an animal welfare charity, based in Kensal Green, is asking people to pledge £5, or whatever you can afford to their favourite animal charity, in memory of this outstanding animal welfare advocate.

Mayhew works tirelessly to save animals from a life of cruelty and neglect and support local people in crisis and find forever homes for animals in need, however, they receive no government funding.

Beatie Edney, Actress and long standing supporter of Mayhew, said; “Whether you choose to donate to Mayhew or another charity, you will be supporting animal welfare organisations in the UK that help animals in desperate need and I cannot think of a better way of honouring her memory or her campaigning work.”

If you would like to join the challenge and choose Mayhew, you can by donate by going to their website at