Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Animal Hospital Opens at Former Kids Company Base

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Animal Hospital Opens at Former Kids Company Base

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Byline: Ben Morgan

A VETERINARY practice was today due to open its doors at the former Kids Company headquarters in south London.

The London Animal Hospital has set up shop at the Kenbury Works in Camberwell, which was home to Kids Company until it went bust in August 2015. Workers were seen sobbing at the gates in footage after the scandal-hit children's charity was told to wind down.

The site has been reborn as an animal hospital, which will operate 24/7 to cater to time-pressed office workers. Founder David Cuffe, 67, who has been a vet in south London for 43 years, said: "This is everything I've ever wanted to do. It's been a dream of mine to do this and it's exactly what people want."

Within a year he hopes to recruit specialist vets such as neurologists to treat complex pet illnesses. It will open today with 15 staff but he hopes to double that number in 18 months.

Builders have spent months modifying the former Kids Company HQ. …

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