Meet the Team
None of the work at Furlock Holmes could be done without our dedicated, enthusiastic and hard-working volunteers. From as young as 4 years old, our volunteers come and care for the animals whatever the weather! Not only do they brave the elements, but they also dedicate precious time without any monetary payment. Some days they are faced with a 12-hour day out fundraising, while other days they are faced with a thorough deep-clean. Working at an animal rescue centre, whether paid or unpaid, can be emotionally challenging and can often be upsetting. We could never do it without the support of each other!
Furlock Holmes is run by a board of trustees. The current trustees are...
Eleanor Bell (Chair)
Jennifer Farrand (Secretary)
Deborah Watson (Treasurer)
Sarah Roberts (Trustee)
Dr Harry Dance (Trustee)
Eleanor set up Furlock Holmes and manages the running of the charity on a day-to-day basis. She is there as often as possible and can normally be found catching up on paperwork or taking care of the sanctuary residents.
Debbie and her daughter, Tia, have been volunteering at Furlock Holmes and play a key role in helping with the animals - and also bringing lots of yummy treats! Debbie is also an important member of the board of trustees.
Chloe is one of the latest additions to the Furlock Holmes team and is already an amazing help! Chloe is fantastic with the animals and takes on any task asked of her - always with a smile!
Jessica started volunteering at Furlock Holmes when she was just 7 years old! Now aged 12, Jessica is very knowledgeable about rabbits and the running of the charity and could probably run it herself!
Jen and her daughter, Jessica, have been volunteering at Furlock Holmes for more than 5 years now and helps with absolutely everything! Jen is a trustee for the charity, and also helps with the animal care, fundraising and events.
Annie is one of our weekend Team Leaders. She works hard to help with fundraising ideas and managing the younger volunteers as well as assisting with the general care of the animals and any visitors coming to meet the animals.
Alice has been volunteering for quite a while now and is very much a favourite of the animals! From general animal care to fundraising, Alice helps with it all and is a much-loved member of the team.
Tia volunteers weekly with her mum, Debbie. She is fantastic at catching rabbits, cleaning hutches and she has a secret way with cats! Tia is also one of the youngest volunteers at Furlock Holmes.