At The Mayhew Animal Home we are all about trying to find the right match for our animals as well as promoting good deeds, so when Good Deed Dating asked us to join forces, it seemed like the purrfect partnership.
This social enterprise, which recently launched in London as part of National Volunteers Week, is pioneering a whole new approach to dating by coordinating volunteering events for single people. They can take a fun and proactive role in shaping their relationships through engaging with their communities.
So to give a helping hand, on Thursday 26th May, The Mayhew hosted a team of daters to not only spend time with each other, but socialise with our cats and kittens that are waiting to be rehomed.
Cats love to socialise and giving them some well-deserved attention and cuddles is a great way to prepare them for human socialisation and teach them good behaviour ready for their forever homes.
Hannah Whitehead, Founder and CEO of Good Deed Dating, says; “We get to find out what The Mayhew does and the volunteers get to be very hands on with the cats and kittens. It’s fantastic!”
“Our mission is to blend good deeds with great dates, bringing together kind hearted single people to engage in volunteering activities whilst meeting new like-minded companions.”
“We take the pressure and awkwardness out of dating by shifting the spotlight off individuals, and encouraging groups of fantastic people to work together for a common goal. If romance blossoms, they’ll have a great story to tell. If not, they’ll still know that they made a real difference, by doing something amazing for their community.”
As well as volunteering being a great way to meet likeminded people, Good Deed Dating also donates 25% of their profits to their charity partners which includes The Mayhew, Trees for Cities and MND Association.
Duschanca Singh, Fundraising Officer, The Mayhew Animal Home says; “This was the perfect opportunity to get involved and offer an unusual venue, particularly for daters in London who share a common interest – animals!”
“It’s also a great way to encourage more people to volunteer and help out their local community. The first event went so well, that we have already planned another two events so far this year.”
If you fancy spreading the love and receiving some cat cuddles, come along to the next Purr-fect Match events on June 30th and July 27th. For more information about Good Deed Dating, visit www.gooddeeddating.co.uk
If you’re also interested in joining our pawsome team of volunteers, then head over to our webpage here to search for volunteering vacancies and how to apply.
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