Visiting Services Team Lead
The Visiting Services Team support all our placements, applicants and volunteers in every aspect of their visiting…
Visiting Services Assistant
Diana works with Leanne supporting all our placements, applicants and volunteers as we continue to grow across the…
Fundraising & Digital Systems Lead
Kate leads our digital fundraising, business systems and projects enabling our very special visiting service to be…
Her Grace, The Duchess of Northumberland, became our Patron in 2018.
Best known for redeveloping The Alnwick Garden, the Duchess of Northumberland has served as Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland since 2009. An avid dog lover, the Duchess has also been key to the development of the Elderberries Programme at Alnwick, a social project bringing people together to socialise and build friendships.
Her Grace told us:
“Being a lover of dogs, I understand and appreciate how they can enhance life for their owners and elderly friends. Loneliness is a killer and if dogs can help to address this scourge of the 21st century then I am fully supportive and I am honoured to be a Patron of such a worthy initiative.”
Our Trustee Board
Chair and Operations Director
Chair & Operations Director, Diane, retired in 2010 from her role as Group HR Director for Northumbrian…
Director and Company Secretary
Alison is a solicitor working for Hay & Kilner in Newcastle.
Finance Director & Treasurer
Tim is a chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser of over 30 years standing.
Doug’s career began in 1976 as an engineering apprentice in the public sector
I’ve worked for Northumbrian Water Group since 2007, and my current role is Academy Manager. I’m a…
Chair University of Sunderland Board of Governors
John Mowbray OBE is Chairman of the University of Sunderland’s Board of Governors and Co-Chairman of the North East Cultural Partnership.
Chief Executive, North East of England Chamber of Commerce
As Chief Executive of The Chamber, James heads up the region’s biggest business group and leads campaigns for businesses as well as providing support services, including training and global trade advice for its 4,000-plus members.
Animal Health & Wellbeing Expert Advisor
Tim is Head of Dermatology and a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Veterinary Dermatology at The Royal…
I am a dog trainer with over ten years experience. I offer training classes in Walker and…
I have been lucky enough to share my life and love with many dogs and also to…
Consett, County Durham
I have run training classes for the last eight years, ranging from pet obedience to fun agility…
Leeming, North Allerton
I am a dog trainer with over 20 years experience. I offer training in Leeming, Northallerton. I…
KAY UNAVAILABLE UNTIL MID APRIL : CONTACT THE OFFICE PLEASE I have always valued the enjoyable time…
Richmond, North Yorkshire
For around 40 years, I have been a trainer and behaviourist and specialise in all forms of…