A London-based animal charity has scooped £10,000 worth of funding after it was revealed as the winner in a charity initiative.

The Mayhew Animal Home in Kensal Green, North London, won the prize in the “Vote that Counts” campaign, which was spearheaded by the People’s Postcode Trust, People’s Postcode Lottery and The Daily Mirror.

In the campaign, which saw nine other charities competing for funding, the public were encouraged to nominate a separate charity local to them to win funding and Mayhew Animal Home won.

Kate Pearson, deputy head of charities for People’s Postcode Lottery, said the home received an “overwhelming” number of local votes.

“We were delighted to award it with the £10,000 prize – it proves we really are a nation of animal lovers,” she said.

Kate Ferrie from Mayhew said the home was “absolutely thrilled” to win.

“The money will help towards our work in rescuing and rehoming animals and working with the local community to encourage responsible pet ownership.

“It’s great to hear we have had so many of our supporters nominate us.”

The result was announced at the People’s Postcode Lottery’s annual charity gala held at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, where funding of more than £1m was given to a range of charities and good causes.

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