Animal welfare charity, Mayhew, has said it is “honoured” to announce that the Duchess of Sussex has become a patron at the charity, as announced by Kensington Palace earlier this morning.
Mayhew said the duchess’s patronages reflected “the causes and issues she has spent decades championing”, patroning charities related to female empowerment, the arts, access to education and animal welfare.
The charity said it was “incredibly proud” of both its selection as a patronage and to “reflect the values that the duchess supports”. Mayhew said it looked forward to working closely with the duchess to focus public attention on animal welfare, and the work Mayhew does in the local community and overseas.
Mayhew said the duchess had “long understood the connection between animal and community welfare”, having previously supported various rescue centres in Los Angeles.
Caroline Yates, CEO of Mayhew, said: “We are so excited that HRH the Duchess of Sussex has chosen to be our patron. Mayhew works to improve the lives of dogs, cats and the people in our community, tackling the root cause of animal abandonment and neglect and supporting vulnerable people to stay with their companion pets.
“The duchess has spent many years championing animal welfare, and we are honoured to have our charity represented by such a passionate patron. We look forward to working closely with the duchess and hope that, together, we can help even more animals and people.”
We are thrilled that HRH shares our commitment to improving the lives of animals and people at home and internationally, and are extremely excited to make a real difference to dogs, cats and communities together.