Mayhew Animal Home calls for support for Remember a Charity Week
PUBLISHED: 12:42 19 September 2012 | UPDATED: 12:46 19 September 2012
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Kensal Green charity asking people to remember good causes when making their will
The Mayhew Animal Home
Established in 1886, The Mayhew is entirely funded by public donations and costs more than £3,400 a day to run.
There is space for 30 dogs, 150 cats and kittens and up to six rabbits at the centre in Kensal Green.
The Mayhew runs a Foster Care programmes for cats and dogs awaiting adoption and also offers low cost neutering, microchipping and vaccinations to all dogs, cats and rabbits.
The Mayhew also runs a Pet Refuge programme for pet owners in crisis - allowing them to place their animals in a foster home for a short period of time.
Mayhew animals visit local residential care homes, help groups and childrens’ hospitals.
An animal charity is asking people to paws for thought when making their wills and is aiming to celebrate those who do.
The Mayhew Animal Home in Trenmar Gardens, Kensal Green, is joining celebrities such as Michael Fish, Alastair Stewart and Status Quo front man Francis Rossi in support of this year’s Remember a Charity Week.
The Mayhew is supporting the week – which runs from Monday to Sunday – with 140 other charities across the UK which are urging people to consider including a good cause in their will, after they have looked after friends and family.
Alison Morgan, head of marketing and communications at The Mayhew, said: “Like many charities we receive a significant amount of income from supporters who kindly leave us gifts in their wills.
“When anyone remembers The Mayhew in their will, they are helping us to care for the dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals we take in who otherwise would face a very uncertain future.
“This week we want people to think about whether they could make room for charities like ourselves in their Wills, once they have looked after their family and friends.”
Along with a campaign to urge people to make space in their wills for good causes, the week is also recognising the contribution of those who do.
A series of yellow plaques will be unveiled across the UK at charitable projects and initiatives which have been made possible thanks to donations left by supporters in their wills.
Currently only seven per cent of people include charities in their will. For more information about how to leave a gift to charity in your will visit www.rememberacharity.org.uk and for further information about the work at The Mayhew visit www.themayhew.org
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