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Support From Your Workplace

As well as relying on our individual fundraisers we encourage groups of people and organisations to get involved with The Mayhew and the work we do.

Here are a selection of ways to get your organisation involved:


We can work to bring together the marketing objectives of your company and the charitable objectives of The Mayhew to form a partnership that benefits both parties.

We usually ask for sponsorship of exclusive projects such as:

  • A suite of information materials
  • An appeal or campaign
  • All or part of our supporter magazine
  • New building development or enhancement in the animal home

These activities bring a host of benefits such as increasing brand awareness and generating PR for your company. It can also help reach your target audience, motivate staff or show commitment to the local community.

New opportunities for sponsorship arise all the time, so please get in touch if you would like to discuss.


Volunteering creates positive team building experiences for your employees while also providing invaluable assistance for not-for-profit organisations.

The Mayhew is lucky to have a number of businesses that have linked up with us already in this way, but we are always seeking ways to create more partnerships which in turn helps to make sure that maximum time and resources are spent on helping animals and their carers to continue the work we do, in the Home and beyond through our outreach initiatives.

Benefits to you and your company

Developing Community Partnerships

Provides companies with a clear way to demonstrate their commitment to helping the local community in which they work. Employees are excellent ambassadors for your company and their involvement in local volunteering generates positive attitudes towards your organisation.

Building a Committed Workforce

Team building exercises increases employee job satisfaction, which improves corporate culture and the recruitment and retention of employees in the long term. Volunteer projects provide employees with a break from the office, while having fun collaborating with colleagues whilst making a meaningful contribution to society.

Breaking down Social Barriers

Corporate volunteering helps to break down social barriers in communities, which in turn enables employees and local people in London to exchange ideas and develop a better understanding of the social issues that exist today, not just those related to companion animals beyond.

Ways you can help

While we aren’t able to accommodate any corporate volunteer days at the Home at the moment, we do have a wide range of fundraising events for you and your team to get involved in, from sporty fundraising events such as running the Hackney Half Marathon or less sweaty ones like running a stall at our events.

Volunteer at an Event

  • Run a stall at one of our annual events like Hounds on the Heath, Tinsel and Tails, Open Day or our Christmas Fair.

Fundraising Challenge

We have a team at the Mayhew dedicated to organising and assisting in these events, so you will receive all the support you may need plus fundraising material such as T-Shirts and banners.

Further Information

Our home is based in Kensal Green, in one of the most deprived London boroughs, which also happens to be only a few stops away from most major business districts in central London. By partnering with us, your employees will have a chance to make a positive impact on a community that is very close to home.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities and would like to discuss in further detail, please call Duschanca Singh at 020 8206 5877 or email Duschanca@mayhewanimalhome.org

Employee Fundraising

Employee fundraising is a great way to create team goals and shared achievements, which is excellent for staff morale. It also provides your company with interesting and informative stories to tell your customers, suppliers and the local community.

There are a range of ways we can work together including:

  • Facilitating a group of your staff taking part in one of our events
  • Attending one of our fairs to sell your wares
  • Developing a calendar of easy and cost-effective fundraising events for you to host in your organisation.

We are always happy to come and talk to your company about what we do and/or a group of your staff can visit the animal home. As soon as they have heard about all the great work we do, they will be chewing at the bit to get involved!

Payroll Giving

You can give through your pay on a regular basis – as these donations are deducted by your employer’s payroll department before tax, payroll giving is a tax effective way of giving.

For example, if you wanted the donation amount to the charity to be £5, if you were a standard rate tax payer you would pay just £4 directly from your pay and if you are a higher rate tax payer you would pay just £3.

The Mayhew is a part of a consortium of five animal charities with the aim of raising money for animals in need through payroll giving, amongst other ways. This organisation is called Together for Animals.

You need to check that your employer offers a payroll giving scheme. If so, all you need to do is to download, print and complete this form. Once the payroll form is complete, send it to Together for Animals, Home Close Farm, Shilton Road, Burford, Oxon OX18 4PF and they will do the rest for you.

Corporate Donations

The Mayhew is entirely reliant on the generosity of people, so your donation really will make a difference.

We can help you develop and fulfil your Corporate Social Responsibility goals and elevate your brand within the animal lovers’ community.

Wag your way to a stress free working environment! Donate funds to have our TheraPaws dogs come to your office and help your staff de-stress!

We are always happy to come and talk to your company about what we do and/or a group of your staff can visit The Mayhew. As soon as they have heard about all the great work we do, they will be chewing at the bit to get involved!

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Gifts In Kind

If your budgets cannot stretch to making a Corporate donation, why not look at donating a Gift in Kind instead?

The areas where companies have supported us in this area before are by donating:

  • Fundraising prizes/incentives
  • Pro bono design and/or printing work
  • Animal care and enrichment products
  • Technical equipment

However, if you have a Gift in Kind idea you would like to pose to us, please do let us know as we’ll find a good use for any gifts we receive no matter how big or small!

Corporate Partners

We are very grateful to our current corporate partners for their generous support – be it through donations, gifts in kind, sponsorship, one-off fundraising events or being a charity of the year partner.

If your company would like to support The Mayhew, please contact Duschanca Singh on 020 8206 5877 or duschanca@mayhewanimalhome.org  to discuss how to work with us.


Our partners, Pedigree and Whiskas, leading pet food brands in the UK, continue to support animal welfare organisations by supplying us with dog and cat food to help feed our animals.

Pets at Home

Pets at Home are the UK’s largest pet shop with a massive range of pet supplies.

We are working locally with the Greenford branch through their ‘Support Adoption For Pets Charity of the Year Partnership Scheme’. This partnership allows us to raise funds in-store, as well as awareness at meet & greet events, educating the customers on cat and dog welfare.


The Breakfast Club Logo

The Breakfast Club cafés beckoned the streets of Soho back in 2005 and has been growing ever since. Seven cafés are scattered around London with another most recently opening in Brighton. Each of these cafés are as individually quirky as the other; you can grab breakkie and lunch in a 50’s kitchen diner or go for dinner and drinks with a big disco ball.

Our animal lover friends over at the Angel branch have partnered up with us as their ‘Charity of the Year’. They will be donating profits from their ‘Green is Good’ smoothies in return for cat cuddles and dog walks, helping both our cattery and kennel staff with their daily duties. Alongside that, they’ll also be supporting our TheraPaws project, visiting Muriel Street Resource Centre weekly with their own TheraPaws registered dog.



We are delighted to be the chosen Local Charity of the Year 2016/2017 by M&S Kilburn Simply Food. The staff at M&S Kilburn have been supporting us by holding fundraising events such as bake sales and breakfasts for staff, in-store collections and grocery packing days which raises funds as well as awareness of our work. Staff have also given their time to volunteer at some of our events.

For further information about any of the opportunities on this page, please call Duschanca Singh on 020 8206 5877 or email duschanca@mayhewanimalhome.org