My interest in charity work started some 20 years ago and over that time I have been involved in organising many different sorts of charity events which have raised money for many different animal charities. I am delighted to bring this experience to Les Amis des Animaux with which I have been involved since inception. As a member of the Board and as the Treasurer I am looking forward both to helping raise much-needed funds, and to working with the team to get our 4-legged friends into their forever homes. From being young, animals have always been a part of my life and I cannot remember a time when I was not surrounded by dogs. Many of these were strays that I had found wandering along the side of the road and had taken home, much to my family’s consternation and then delight. I am passionate about animal welfare, the good care of family pets and education to reduce abandonment.