From a very young age I have been involved in the husbandry of many animals. My Dads job was in animal welfare. We kept a smallholding of animals and continue to keep a variety of birds. Growing up, the house was always filled with children, the local injured wildlife, small farm animals and pets. I enjoyed every minute and love animals. I realise how lucky I was.

I am a recent member of the Retail team, opening the Dereham shop just this year. I come from a retail background having previously worked for a large supermarket chain for 10 years. I love customer service and enjoy the HR part of my job. I am relishing the opportunity to make our Dereham charity shop a part of the community, spreading awareness of the RSPCA’s work and helping facilitate the welfare team with an income.

My partner in crime and best friend is my Westie, Vicky. I love Westie’s, they are such gentle dogs and their bustling makes me giggle.