Together we can

Our team

Meet our dedicated team of staff who keep Hounds for Heroes running

Sarah Harold

Sarah Harold in front of a Hounds for Heroes board.

Office Co-Ordinator

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 Ahlawat

Ravinder Ahlawat.

Finance Administrator

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.

Hannah Langley

Corporate and Community Fundraising Manager

Hannah joined Hounds for Heroes in April 2021. As Corporate & Community Fundraising Manager she is responsible for all fundraising activity and developing relationships with new and current donors. With over eight years’ experience in the charity sector, Hannah is a dynamic fundraiser specialising in events, corporate, individual giving and grant fundraising.

Out of work, Hannah’s young children keep her busy, and she very much enjoys travel and spending time with friends and family – and not to forget her Doberman-cross, Ozzy.

Liz Rann

Liz Rann

Administration Assistant

Liz joined the charity in July 2015 and looks after the management and issuing of collection boxes and buckets, promotional materials and merchandise sales along with sending out letters of thanks to all our supporters.  Liz says she feels humbled to have such a rewarding job. She enjoys talking to and meeting the charity supporters.

Although Liz has recently stood down after many years of being a Civilian Instructor with the Air Cadet Organisation, she continues her support with them on the clay pigeon shooting ranges. She now has more time to train as a Grandma, which is her newest job role to date.

Liz also enjoys photography, gardening and looking after the wild birds in her garden.

Rita Bicheno-Brown

Rita Bicheno-Brown in a red jacket.

Administration Assistant

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.

Sandra Parton

Sandra Parton in front of a Hounds for Heroes wall.

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.

Alexia Webb

Alexia Webb in a red jacket.

Aftercare Officer and Advanced Dog Trainer

Lexi joined in March 2015. As an Advanced Dog trainer, Lexi has a varied and fulfilling role taking the dogs from 14 months old until they are ready for placement. Lexi feels extremely privileged when working as an aftercare officer to see the transformation Hounds for Heroes dogs make to the partners’ lives. She finds it very rewarding to be a part of the partnership formation. Lexi says she has always been animal mad, especially about dogs, so this career is perfect for her.

In her personal life there’s nothing Lexi loves more than going for long countryside or beach walks with her border collie and socialising with friends and family.

Jade Bailey

Trainee Trainer

Having volunteered for Hounds for Heroes for eighteen months, Jade was recruited as a trainee Advanced Trainer in February 2019. Jade loves animals and it has always been her dream to work with assistance dogs. Away from work, Jade has a young Border Collie puppy at home called Bella and loves to spend time training and walking her. She also likes socialising with friends and taking part in many sporting activities.

Alison Stewart

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.