1/4 MAYHEW ANIMAL CLINIC
The Mayhew Animal Clinic rescues abandoned, abused or neglected cats and dogs. After an animal is plucked from an otherwise cruel life, the clinic work with it to restore hope, trust and faith in people.
2/4 RUNNING A CENTRE
Running a rescue centre relies on over 1000 volunteer hours per month, costs £6000 a day and is entirely funded by public donations. The clinic runs numerous initiatives including a pet refuge programme, community veterinary clinic, foster care programme and can take in around 30 dogs and 150 cats and kittens.
3/4 CELEBRITIES @ TINSEL & TAILS
Celebrity endorsements are precious. A familiar face or popular personality will go a long way to securing financial support and raising public awareness about the good work at the Mayhew Animal Clinic. The 'tinsel' is provided by those celebrities close to the cause, and the 'tails' are wagged by a few of those rescued canine. But this annual event is a celebration of the last 12 months hard work and achievements at the clinic and while the celebrities tell the 'tales' of rescue, the real 'tinsel' are the guest appearances by some of those rescued canine.
4/4 SOME FAMILIAR FACES TALK ABOUT THE MAYHEW
Neil Morrisey actor and businessman perhaps best known for his role in hit sitcom 'Men Behaving Badly' or as the voice of 'Bob the Builder' is interviewed by London Live at the Tinsel and Tails event and talks about his rescued pup Tiggy.
Peter Egan the actor known for hit 80s TV sitcom 'Ever Decreasing Circles', or spy drama 'The Perfect Spy' and more recently 'Downton Abbey', not to mention his part in my own personal favourite Oscar winning film 'Chariots of Fire' (was quite excited to meet Peter), chats here to Anna Svenska the Naturalist, TV presenter and conservationist about his support for the Mayhew mission.
James McVey the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of 'The Vamps' talks to Mayhew about his support for the Mayhew cause and his plans to adopt a rescued cat from the centre in the future.