Boy, five, donates birthday presents to the Mayhew Animal Home

Willl Hewitt, Henry Hewitt and their friend Ludo, with Milly, one of the Mayhew’s first rescue dogs

Willl Hewitt, Henry Hewitt and their friend Ludo, with Milly, one of the Mayhews first rescue dogs of 2015 - Credit: Archant

A kind-hearted boy has given up his birthday presents by asking his friends to buy gifts for the Mayhew Animal Home instead.

Willl Hewitt, Henry Hewitt and their friend Ludo, with Milly, one of the Mayhew’s first rescue dogs

Willl Hewitt, Henry Hewitt and their friend Ludo, with Milly, one of the Mayhews first rescue dogs of 2015 - Credit: Archant

Henry Hewitt celebrated his fifth birthday by handing over a huge box of toys including a cat basket and fluffy to the charity based in Trenmar Gardens, last week.

The youngster was joined by his mother Maggie, three-year-old brother Will and friend Ludo, who is also five.

They took a tour of the rescue centre and Henry enjoyed a cuddle with Milly, one of the Mayhew’s first dogs to be rescued this year.

Henry said: “I really want to work in an animal rescue hospital like the Mayhew, or rescue elephants in Africa. I asked all my friends to buy presents for the pets and when someone bought me a gift instead I was annoyed as I want it all to go to them!

The boys take a tour of the Mayhew Animal Home

The boys take a tour of the Mayhew Animal Home - Credit: Archant


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“I just love animals and the best bit was meeting Milly.”

His mother added: “We are incredibly proud of him. It was all his idea. He wants to do it again. He’s started a trend amongst his friends because they’re also doing it.

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“He’s got so much out of this. We love the Mayhew.“

For more information about the Mayhew visit themayhew.org.

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