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Meet the team

Chairman John Wheeley MBE

Chairman John Wheeley

John Wheeley MBE is a retired Lieutenant Colonel who served a full career as an officer in the Royal Engineers. On retirement he and his family moved to Clanfield where they met Alan and Endal.

Vice-Chairman, and Founder, Allen Parton

In 1991, Allen Parton was a Chief Petty Officer serving in the Royal Navy in the Gulf. He had a very promising military career ahead of him and a wife and two children at home in Portsmouth. Then a tragic operational incident which changed his life completely.

Len Flint - Trustee

Len Flint brings a huge wealth of experience and expertise to the charity. Before retiring to Hampshire, he worked for 42 years in the IT industry in engineering, sales and management.

Penny Barker - Trustee

Penny joined Hounds for Heroes as a Trustee in January 2016, hoping to use both her veterinary and project management experience to support the charity alongside her fundraising activities.

Assistance dog

Labrador dog posting a letter in a postbox for his owner

EJ shows what an assistance dog can do

Watch EJ in action