Sunday 18th December was the date set by the Ace Cafe on the North Circular in London to do their bikers run to the Mayhew Animal Home with donated Christmas gifts for the home’s animal residents.
The day dawned clear and frostily cold but the Ace do a lovely breakfast to warm up on and several brave souls arrived on their beautiful machines, ready to head off to see the animals.
One of the Mayhew vans awaits outside the Ace Cafe to load the gifts into.
Ace Cafe owner Mark Wilsmore and a regular hand over gifts to Mayhew Volunteer Denise, including blankets knitted by her mother especially for the rescued animals.
Getting into the spirit of things…..
Ready to hit the road, leaving the Ace and heading for the Mayhew
The bikes follow the Mayhew Van onto the Harrow Rd
Arriving at the Mayhew
After a reception of tea and coffee and chatting, the bikers are all given a guided tour of the home. Meeting one of the Mayhew residents in the kennel block
Take me with you, please take me with you….
…us too please, we would like a forever home….
…I’ll even sit on your shoulder! One of the cats gets to know how comfortable motorcycle jackets are.
One of the kittens currently in the Mayhew’s care
Meeting Collie cross puppy Paddy
Huge thanks to the Ace Cafe and its patrons for the donations and for happily having the camera pointed at them!
There is a full slide show of all the pictures from the morning HERE