As with many of us, Linda started volunteering with Les Amis as a fosterer, especially for dogs that needed quiet post-operative care. She then helped by writing profiles for the dogs on the website and appeals on Facebook.

Linda came up with the idea of running auctions, which has become a critical funding stream for Les Amis. She explains, “During the pandemic there was a dramatic drop in fundraising events, and I decided to try to refill the coffers by running online auctions. Because of their ongoing success, these auctions have continued post-Covid, and I have managed to gather a small team to ensure that we can keep this invaluable income stream flowing”.

“Despite the inevitable pressures on our team of volunteers, there is an amazing sense of community and always the chance for our sense of humour to carry us through the stressful moments!”

The photo shows Linda and her beloved dog, Tara.