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I started out in graphic design and illustration and qualified in illumination and calligraphy also learning Spanish. I also ran a successful textile agency for 25 years working with Spanish, South African, Indian and Italian companies and had a shop/gallery showcasing artist and crafts people from UK. I was a Volunteer home visitor, Trustee and Branch Secretary for Lancashire East. I welcomed to my home, Rosie (Border Collie), Tess (Collie Heeler) Sam (Beardie Poodle) Minnie (who knows what?!) all from RSPCA and Mogs now Ben from a council house rescue. Of course I love all animals but my favourite animal is whatever pet I have at the time. Currently Ben the Border Collie.

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Before joining the RSPCA family I worked as a classroom assistant teaching special youth with complex and profound difficulties discovering hidden amazing skills. I also have worked in IT which involved visiting customers, writing and developing bespoke software. Here I met my husband of 29 years. We have six children and have cared for various pets including Twitchy, Fudge and Truffles the rabbits and Rex Gandalf, Charcoal & Flash the guinea pigs. I also have a long sales background, working in store and as a jewellery rep travelling around Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. Home work included childminding and selling on eBay and Amazon. I am wholeheartedly behind all the RSPCAs aims and feel privileged to be able to be fundraising for such a good cause.

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