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Hundreds flock to The Mayhew Animal Home’s annual open day event

PUBLISHED: 13:37 22 July 2013 | UPDATED: 13:37 22 July 2013

Cabaret singers at The Mayhew's annual open day event (pic credit: Yvonne White at White Gold Images)

Cabaret singers at The Mayhew's annual open day event (pic credit: Yvonne White at White Gold Images)

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Crowds were out in force at street party held in Kensal Green

Having fun at the photobooth at The Mayhew's annual open day event (pic credit: Yvonne White at White Gold Images)Having fun at the photobooth at The Mayhew's annual open day event (pic credit: Yvonne White at White Gold Images)

Hundreds of people flocked to a vibrant street party held by an animal charity in Kensal Green yesterday.

The Mayhew Animal Home in Trenmar Gardens hosted their annual open day event where the crowds came out in full force during the heat wave to support their cause.

For one day only, the charity is permitted close off the road outside the centre and host an array of stalls and activities.

Children and adults enjoyed a plethora of activities and entertainment including music from a local steel band and a 1940’s style cabaret performance, a bouncy castle, spiritual readings, screen printing workshops and a fancy dress photo booth.

Cllr Frances Stainton, Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham attended The Mayhew's annual open day event (pic credit: Yvonne White at White Gold Images)Cllr Frances Stainton, Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham attended The Mayhew's annual open day event (pic credit: Yvonne White at White Gold Images)

The street was also packed with stalls selling goods to raise money for the homeless animals in The Mayhew’s care and many people brought their own dogs along to also enjoy the day.

The highlight for many was the interactive activities set up in The Mayhew’s vet clinic, where visitors could take part in surgery and bandaging –on soft toys only!

The event was officially opened by Cllr Frances Stainton, Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham, who spent time enjoying the activities, including trying her hand at the coconut shy and meeting lots of the cats awaiting new homes.

Caroline Yates, The Mayhew’s CEO, said: “We are delighted that our annual Open Day was such a success and we were thrilled to see the hundreds of people that turned up to support our charity.

“Funds made from the goods and refreshments on sale will have raised such vital amounts to help the animals in our care and we hope that some of our cats will have found new homes after people were able to meet them at the event.”

For more information about The Mayhew visit www.themayhew.org.


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