meet our trustees
What makes our Trustees so special? They give up their time and energy for free, to help us make a bigger impact and change the lives of Shropshire cats and kittens.
Marion has worked as a lab technician, a Secretary/ Personal Assistant and has run her own businesses. She gave up her working career to focus on learning about volunteer management, animal welfare and teaching.
Marion is a co-founder of Shropshire Cat Rescue which was formed in 1991 and moved to her current home address in 1998. She and husband Richard have four sons, two grandchildren and lots of wonderful animals.
Her passion for Shropshire Cat Rescue has resulted in her vision and pursuit of the Big PURR project.
Dianne’s family has been ‘owned’ by rescue cats all her married life. Her interest in supporting rescues and feral colonies came from her time living in Sardinia in the British forces. Strays and feral kittens regularly appeared in the British residents’ gardens and with friends, she rehomed as many as she could and got them veterinary care. The cats moved from family to family as people returned to the UK, most lived good and healthy lives.
She has volunteered as a shelter helper for Shropshire Cat Rescue for almost 10 years. She is also a fundraiser and a home checker and has occasionally supported our shop. She has been a Trustee for 4 years and raised our brand awareness on our social media channels. She has put her hand to most things at the rescue, if she can do it, she will help.
Amy is a Solicitor in her day job, helping charities and other third sector clients resolve disputes that unfortunately arise from time to time.
She is a long-term supporter of SCR, having adopted her first cat from us in 2014 and has been back for two more since! She currently fosters kittens and cats in her spare time, and also has rehomed chickens and rabbits.
Amy is looking forward to supporting SCR with their big plans for the future, with a particular focus on governance and regulatory requirements.
Tracy has worked in the marketing industry for all of her career across large organisations and small business development; latterly as Group Head of Marketing at PDSA before launching her own consultancy; helping businesses and charities to grow and achieve more income and support.
She lives in Nantwich with her husband, two cats Poppy and Eddie and Indie the dog. She has three grown up sons who still entertain her on a daily basis.
She is passionate about animal welfare and particularly cats and is looking forward to helping Shropshire Cat Rescue to raise its profile, to become better known and loved so that more cuddle bunnies can be helped.
On taking early retirement from her middle management role following a successful career with Lloyds Bank, Margaret then embarked on a second career with North Shropshire District Council. Upon the creation of Shropshire Council as a unitary authority, and once again taking advantage of the opportunity of early retirement, she then, some 10 years ago, joined Shropshire Cat Rescue as a volunteer, feeding and cleaning the cats each Friday (which she still does).
For the past seven years or so, utilising her expertise in financial matters, Margaret has acted as the Charity’s Gift Aid Officer, while at the same time devoting her energies to a wide range of fundraising and social media activities. Honoured to be invited to become a Trustee some four years ago, Margaret was delighted to accept, and looks forward to supporting the efforts of her fellow Trustees and Volunteers in the years ahead
Cindy currently works at Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council as the Armed Forces Covenant Project Support Officer and is also the Treasurer, and Lead Fundraiser, for a local charitable group – Read Easy Telford & Wrekin which teaches adult literacy.
She has volunteered at Shropshire Cat Rescue, as the Sponsorship Secretary for approximately five years during which time, she was Mayor of Wellington and raised funds for both the Shelter and Maninplace – a local homelessness Charity. Her last three cats have all been rescued and her latest little treasure is Kiku who she adopted from the Retirement Village in January 2017. She was delighted to take on the role of Trustee, when asked by Marion, about 18 months ago and looks forward to being involved with such a forward-thinking Charity.
Helen is delighted to join SCR and fell in love with the retirement village upon her first visit. It was apparent to her that everyone here does incredible work.
Originally from Sunderland, she now lives in Sutton Coldfield with her husband and beloved cats, Aslan and Cleo. She is a keen road cyclist (yes, one of those head to toe in lycra) and interested in interior design and all things house related.
During the week, she works at HSBC UK and has been there for 12 years. She currently works in HR leading on Employee Engagement and Insight which means listening to colleagues and making HSBC a great place to work as a result.