Meet our dedicated team of staff who keep Hounds for Heroes running
Sarah is the longest serving member of the team. She began as a volunteer in 2011 and became a member of staff in 2012. During this time Sarah has seen her role grow from general administrative support to coordinating the whole office. Sarah loves her job and says she is honoured to be involved in making such a positive difference to people’s lives.
Sarah’s spare time is spent gardening and looking after the various family pets: German Shepherds Star and Samson, Labrador Colonel, chickens and fish.
Ravinder joined Hounds for Heroes in November 2014. He is responsible for the charity’s financial processes and brings experience of working within a finance environment for 25 years. He enjoys working in the not-for-profit sector because of the difference it makes to communities.
He is the proud father of two sons, likes to go walking, play softball, watch cricket, has recently taken up Golf and belongs to a local badminton club.
Corporate and Community Fundraising Manager
Debbie has recently joined Hounds for Heroes as the Corporate and Community Fundraising Manager and brings previous experience in Income Generation for Rowans Hospice Charity. Debbie is really excited and honoured to be part of the team as it’s a Charity very close to her heart.
Debbie has a daughter who is currently reviewing University options to study to become a Nurse. Having purchased a property within the last year with her partner, most weekends are spent “doing jobs”.
Rita joined the charity in November 2014 and coordinates fundraising and awareness events. This includes speaker requests, supporting fundraisers and volunteers. Rita enjoys her job, especially meeting the wide variety of people who choose to support Hounds for Heroes. She is continually amazed at the commitment, effort and generosity of the supporters.
Rita enjoys the outdoor life including hill and mountain walking, kayaking and camping. In her spare time, Rita volunteers at The Rowans Hospice.
Dog Training and Client Manager
Sandra joined Hounds for Heroes in October 2016. Her role is to oversee the training of the puppies, client applications for working dogs and the aftercare program. Before joining Hounds, she had worked within the assistance dog world for 20 years, giving her significant experience in all aspects of assistance dog health, welfare and placement. Her sidekick is a Golden Retriever called Rookie who supports Hounds as a demo/fundraising/media dog and a ‘meet and greet dog’ for the applicants. In her spare time, when she has some, she likes to make sure family memories are not lost by creating scrapbooks and journals.
Aftercare Officer and Advanced Dog Trainer
Lexi is currently on Maternity leave.
Jade is currently on Maternity leave.
Dog Training Assistant
Alison joined Hounds for Heroes in February 2019. This new role for the charity has her in a supporting role in both the puppy and advanced dog training departments. She helps in puppy class and runs one-to-one sessions with our puppy parents. Alison’s past experience as a volunteer puppy parent is invaluable in her role. The other part of her job is working alongside the Advanced Trainers, preparing the adult dogs for life with their new partners. Alison enjoys the fact that her days are varied and filled with new challenges.
Alison has recently completed a Degree and Masters in Fine Art at The University of Chichester and is an artist who works with textiles to create maps.