Walking through Peckham yesterday reminded me of the great work done by the Celia Hammond Animal Trust.
Back when I had a real job, every morning I'd walk past the car park between Rye Lane and Choumert Grove on my way to the Overground, always keeping an eye out for the feral cats that have made it their home. Occasionally I'd catch a glimpse of a woman in a motorised wheelchair, laden with cat food, zipping across the car park, a trail of cats scrambling in her wake - Peckham's own Pussy Pied Piper, if you will.
I cut through the car park yesterday for the first time in ages and was pleased to see that the Celia Hammond Animal Trust have got involved. Cat houses with warm bedding have been provided, as well as large bowls brimming with food. In fact, the cats now have it so good that there are signs up asking people not to feed them as they're getting dangerously overweight. The plump, sleek examples I saw lazing in the sun certainly looked like they were enjoying the good life.
Anyway, all that is a long-winded way of saying that we love animals as much as the Celia Hammond Trust, so Hop Burns & Black donates monthly to support their good work. If you'd like to do the same, head here and help our furry friends.