"I started volunteering as a dog walker in 2012, moving into my role as fundraising and events coordinator and more recently being elected as Voluntary Chair of the Committee in 2019.
I love being part of a team whose priority is always the animal - every decision we make is with them at the centre. It is an extremely rewarding, but equally heartbreaking role at times, but seeing the animals find their perfect home after coming in so poorly or so frightened makes it all so worthwhile.
Being part of the branch should come with a warning though, as over the years I’ve adopted three beautiful rabbits and three gorgeous cats!"
"I had previously been a volunteer over several years and set up the branch’s eBay sales outlet before taking on the role of Shop Manager when the Woodhall Spa shop opened in 2018. With animal welfare at the forefront, I have fostered animals in the RSPCA system and also have family pets of my own."
"I started supporting the branch in 2011, firstly as a dog walker with a keen interest in dog behaviour and a background in veterinary care, whicy led to fostering some of the more complex dogs at the kennels.
I've been a trustee for almost 8 years and I love my little role at the branch; the whole team are passionate about animal welfare and it is fantastic to work alongside likeminded people, whether it is making plans for the future of the branch, helping to organise events, rallying round to find the next foster or arranging who can help take an animal to the vets.
It's a wonderfully varied and very rewarding role."
"I have been a trustee since 2019 and enjoy being part of a team that works hard to care for and rehome animals. It has been so interesting being part of fundraising to ensure we can meet the needs of the animals in our care, seeing the animals come in and then go on to their fur-ever homes.
I come from a safeguarding background and it has been useful applying my knowledge and experience from working with people to working with animals. I am proud to be part of the Lincolnshire Mid and Lincoln branch of the RSPCA."
"I have been a Trustee with the Branch since 2018 and have risen to the lofty position of voluntary Vice-Chair since then! I really enjoy volunteering with like-minded people who have one clear goal - the welfare and best interests of animals. At times it is heartbreaking, we hear and see some terrible things, but when that animal has been rehabilitated and goes to its new forever home, that is the reward.
I am a graphic designer by trade, so generally produce all the posters, leaflets and general advertising that the Branch needs.
I currently have three cats, all started off as fosters from the Branch, but seem to have become permanent fixtures in my home!"
"I have been a Trustee since 2020 when I joined in the middle of lockdown. I am passionate about animal welfare and happy to help with projects ongoing within the committee and support the Branch Administrator function.
Being a trustee is rewarding especially when we take in a frightened animal; give it care and medical attention and see it thriving in a new forever home."
"I have been a trustee for several years now and firmly believe that there is no better feeling in the world then assisting an animal that’s in need of help, back to full health and into a loving forever home. This is why I joined the committee so in some small way I can help."
"I joined the branch as a Trustee in 2019, bringing with me knowledge from working in wildlife conservation in Africa and having worked as a kennel manager in other rescues.
I really enjoy my role within the branch, and would encourage anyone to consider signing up to be a trustee."
"I am the Area Retail Manager for our branch charity shops based at St Marks and Lambeth House in Lincoln and Woodhall Spa. I have a team of Managers, assistants and volunteers who work extremely hard to ensure we support the branch by raising much needed funds through our shops.
Having worked for the branch for over ten years I am very proud of how we have grown and what we have achieved together."
"I joined RSPCA Lincolnshire Mid & Lincoln in 2018 as a Branch Trustee, since then I've gained so much knowledge and experience, and the fact that I can do this whilst helping the lives of local animals is such a joy that is very near and dear to my heart.
My specific role within the committee is to manage all Branch policies, ensuring we are compliant with up to date legislation, as well as ensuring that Health & Safety is at the highest possible standard in all of our premises and events. I also assist the Committee by providing Line Managerial duties for our area retail manager."
"I am a Trustee and Treasurer for the Branch, and also represent the Branch at RSPCA Regional Board events. I have volunteered for the Branch since 2011 and it is an absolute honour to part of the Branch.
Thanks to the kindness and generosity of people in both the local and national area, we are able to do everything we possibly can to prevent cruelty, promote kindness and to alleviate the suffering of animals within the Branch area.
I am the proudest owner of a beautiful ginger cat family - mum, Sybil, and two of her boys, Teddy and Tigger. Sybil was rescued by the inspectorate team after being found on the street, blind, severely underweight and limping on one paw - as well as being several weeks pregnant. All know that they are truly wonderful and that I love them all to the moon and back!"
"I have recently joined the Branch and hope to bring to it some knowledge and ideas from my pre-retirement role as a charity CEO, but mainly I am busy learning more about the work of the Branch.
I joined because I have had a life-long love of animals and I hoped that my past experience might be of some small use in supporting the brilliant work the other trustees have been doing over past years."
"I became a Trustee since 2019, deciding to help after adopting my two kittens Jemima and Harley, and realising that the adoption fee I paid didn’t even cover the cost of their vaccinations and neutering!
I was determined to do more to help the Branch so it could help more animals! I sadly lost Harley in December 2019, but adopted my little Rogue in September 2021. I’ve always loved animals, especially cats, and I just want to see more animals find their perfect homes!"
"I have been a Trustee since 2021 and have really enjoyed my time with the local RSPCA.. There are many needy animals in the Lincoln area which need re homing and it’s great to be able to be to help facilitate this.
I try and help draw from my professional experience to help the branch in any way I can, which is very rewarding."
"I have worked for our branch for nearly 7 years. My first role was shared manager of our Lambeth House shop, now solely managing our St Marks shop. We have a really good team here and enjoy what we achieve.
Our aim is to make money for our branch so we can help the animals in our care, which I find very rewarding."
"I am the branch administrator here at RSPCA Lincs Mid and Lincoln and handle all office duties. I get to have a crucial part in the rehoming process and see so many wonderful animals.
I love my job and this position as I know how much difference I am making in the animals' lives. Just being able to see the condition some animals come to us and then to see how they leave... It is very heartwarming!"
"I am the manager of our Lambeth House Charity Shop and I love my job because I’m raising money for a fantastic cause- helping animals.
I started as a volunteer at St Marks in 2013 and was excited when the opportunity arose in 2016 to manage a new shop opening at Lambeth house. I have a good team of volunteers who assist me in making it a successful, friendly and popular charity shop. We have also become an integral part of the community in that area."