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 10-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 7 days a week and can normally be found doing admin, giving medication or taking animals to the vet.



Lindsey is one of the most regular volunteers at Furlock Holmes. She works hard to help with fundraising ideas and the admin side as well as assisting with the general care of the animals.



Since adopting two lovely rabbits from Furlock Holmes in 2018, Sarah and her family have been a crucial part in the development and growth of Furlock Holmes - and have recently adopted rabbit number 3 too!



Elliott has been volunteering since January 2019 and is very much an important part of everything! From general animal care to fundraising and visits, Elliott helps with it all and is a much-loved member of the team.



Jessica started volunteering at Furlock Holmes when she was just 7 years old! Now almost 11, Jessica is very knowledgeable about rabbits and the running of the charity and could probably run it herself!



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!



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.



Jen, with her daughter, Jessica, has been volunteering at Furlock Holmes since we first opened and helps with the animals and fundraising as well as being an important member of the board of trustees!



Debbie and her daughter, Tia, have been volunteering at Furlock Holmes for a couple of years and play a key role in helping with the animals. Debbie is also an important member of the board of trustees.



Abi is one of our newer volunteers, but has already made a huge impact at Furlock Holmes! Abi is our guinea pig expert and also helps with general animal care, admin and fundraising ideas.



Sarah and her daughter, Alice, volunteered at Furlock Holmes for quite a while before sadly moving away - they are now long-distance volunteers! Sarah is also a trustee and helps with the important decision-making!



Marie has been volunteering at Furlock Holmes for over a year now. She has since adopted two lovely bunnies. Marie is a fantastic help with all the general and medical care of the animals.



Alice volunteered at Furlock Holmes for a long time with her mum, Sarah, but sadly moved away recently. She is now a long-distance volunteer and still a very important member of the Furlock Holmes team!