The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she is sponsoring a dog’s kennel at a London dog rescue centre in the name of her son, Archie Harrison. The Mayhew shelter in North-London does not receive Government funding and instead asks for donations or £10 a month to sponsor a ‘deluxe dog room’.
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The Duchess of Sussex is Patron of the Mayhew shelter and despite stepping back from Royal duties earlier this year, it is believed that the Duchess is still continue to support the shelter as it struggles to function throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. The home can hold support up to 30 dogs and 150 cats.
The Duchess of Sussex revealed the sponsorship in a foreword for the charity’s annual review writing, “I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the volunteers, staff and students at Mayhew. As an expression of my own commitment, I renewed my sponsorship of a dog kennel in the name of our son, Archie, to create an interim home for a pet in need. I hope you will show them your support in whatever ways you can.”
When sponsoring a ‘deluxe dog room’, sponsors get their name and a message displayed on a ‘wall of sponsors’ as well as Mayhew goodies including an Oyster Card holder, cuddly toy dog and a personalised certificate.
Meghan continued, “When you do, you will be contributing not just to animal welfare but to the shared welfare of us all. What I am even prouder of is that Mayhew’s mission was made for moments like these. It’s not just about cats and dogs; it’s about all of us, about our ability as a community to come together.”
The Duchess of Sussex visited Mayhew’s headquarters in Kensal Green in North London in January 2019. The charity was founded in 1886 and today describes itself as an animal welfare social worker – keeping cats and dogs safe and well alongside their owners, and supporting communities.