Mayhew Animal Home Tinsel and Tails

This year’s Mayhew’s Christmas Party: Tinsel and Tails was another wonderful party for both doggies and their human companions.

Set this year at the glamorous Grand Connaught Rooms in Holborn a clad with red carpet and chandeliers, the pooches paraded the red carpet, dressed to the nines as if they were off to the Doggy Oscars.

Dogs at Mayhew Tinsel and Tails by Dogstar

I was invited to cover the event with Green World TV and interviewed a multitude of celebrity supporters including James McVey of the Vamps, Neil Morrissey, Peter Egan, and Wendy Turner-Webster. Other guests included Marc Abraham, Cindy Jackson, Sue Jameson.

Anneka Svenska, James McVey Vamps Neil Morrissey, Peter Egan, Mayhew Tinsel and Tails

I also sat down and chatted with the most important guests of all, the pooches and had a little chat with the famous Gordon, well known for being Mayhew’s longest stayer due to his deafness, but who found a home after being taught sign language and a loving owner who could see how incredible and unique he was. Other wonderful pooches were the Therapaws dogs who were out in force and I loved speaking to their carers who explained to me how important Therapaws was to the elderly and infirm.

Anneka Svenska, Therapaws, Peter Egan, George at Mayhew Tinsel and Tails

After the grand red carpet, all guests were treated to a lovely sit down vegan / veggie meal and wonderful readings from various guests including CEO Caroline Yates. A video showcasing the work of The Mayhew was shown, filmed by acclaimed cameraman David Jackson with a voiceover from actor Neil Conrich from Midsomer Murders.

A wonderful £14,500 was raised with the auction and raffle

For more information visit where you can read more about TheraPaws.

If you would like to adopt a pet please call 0208 962 8009.

Doggy photos courtesy of Ian Morrison of DOGSTAR PHOTOS:

To watch the film we made of the evening, please click below: