Pupils from South London school have a ‘MaDD’ day at the Mayhew Animal Home
PUBLISHED: 16:21 13 October 2016 | UPDATED: 16:34 13 October 2016
Pupils from a South London school came to Kensal Green for a ‘MaDD’ day out helping an animal charity.
The Mayhew Animal Home, in Trenmar Gardens, welcomed pupils from Radnor House Independent School in Twickenham, who did voluntary work for their annual Make a Difference Day (MaDD).
Eight pupils, ranging from ages seven to 18-years-old, accompanied by their assistant headteacher Henry Meller, got to work helping to clean out The Mayhew’s cat cabins, clearing out the kennels, and hosing down their sensory garden.
Year seven pupil, William, said: “I’m really enjoying my time here helping to clean out the cat cabins and cuddling kittens.”
“I want to be a vet when I’m older, so volunteering here for the day is perfect for finding out more information and learning more about the cats and dogs that need new homes.”
Mr Meller, added: “This is our third time coming to The Mayhew for our Make a Difference Day.
“I get a huge amount of letters requesting to volunteer for the day at The Mayhew – I have to do it by ballot just to make it fair.”
“This is a great experience for all our pupils and will hopefully encourage more of them to volunteer for a charity or organisation. As well as interacting with different age groups, it is also a chance for them to learn about what it is involved in running an animal home and what goes on behind the scenes.”
Gillian Notton, The Mayhew’s head of animal welfare, said: “It is great to team up with Radnor House for their Make a Difference Day and every year we look forward to welcoming them back. The pupils helped us so much on the day and they were very hard working and enthusiastic.”
“We strive to tackle the companion animal welfare crisis from every possible angle and we conduct various educational projects for both adults and children. Make a Difference Day is a great opportunity for young people to learn about animal welfare, the importance of responsible pet ownership and safety around animals.”