Mayhew receives funding thanks to Wendell Park primary school
Students at Wendell Park primary school in White City, London, recently selected animal welfare charity, Mayhew, to receive vital funding, which they won from the Mayor’s Fund for London for their project, Precious Paws.
Last year, a group of students attended City Hall to present a pitch about their project, which was aimed at helping animals in need. The Mayor’s Fund for London was so impressed that they awarded them £1,500 for their campaign.
They kindly selected Mayhew to receive the funding because they wanted to help animals in London, which 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. They 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.”
One student from Wendell Park primary school, Chelsea, added: “The best bit was reading to the cats.”
Deputy Head of Animal Welfare, Community, AJ Ford, and Mayhew’s mascot, Monty, also attended a Wendell Park school assembly to present the students with a thank you certificate and explain how the money they were awarded would go towards helping more cats and dogs in their care.
Mayor’s Fund for London Schools Team Coordinator, Alex Clutterbuck, said: “The pupils at Wendell Park primary school have shown tremendous passion and dedication throughout their City Pitch project. They have loved getting to meet the team at Mayhew and this has been a great learning experience for them.”
Deputy Head of Animal Welfare, Community, AJ Ford, added: “We are very grateful that Wendell Park primary school selected Mayhew to receive funding from their project. These students are the pet owners of the future and without their valuable support; we wouldn’t be able to help more animals in need.”
For more information about Mayhew’s educational visits please call 020 8962 8000 or visit www.themayhew.org.