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Barrie Stephen is our new Charity Ambassador

We are very pleased to announce local businessman and celebrity hairdresser Barrie Stephen as our new Ambassador.

Barrie will be helping to promote the work of the Charity and arranging fundraising events to help pay for the care of the dogs and cats at the Centre.  

We welcomed Barrie to the Centre and he was so taken with the work undertaken by our staff and volunteer team that he immediately signed up as a Platinum Member

Barrie with Barnum the Husky

“This is a fantastic fit for me” said Barrie. “One of my favourite childhood days out was my mum taking me to Huncote to see the dogs. Leicester Animal Aid inspired a lifelong love of animals in me and I look forward to being able to give something back to them.”

Barrie’s previous fundraising activities have raised nearly £30k for local charities and he hopes to be able to match that success as part of the new relationship. The owner of an award-winning group of hair salons in Leicester and Leicestershire, Barrie actively involves his team in charitable works to give back to their community.

Barrie with Izzy Tutcher (Fundraising Manager) and Jane Walters (Fundraising Assistant) 

“I support my team putting on charity events in the salons and other venues. They all enjoy getting involved in fundraising activities and doing something a bit different” Barrie smiles. “Last Christmas every single member of the team even brought a donation of pet food in for rescue cats and dogs."

“I think it is important that we all try to make a difference to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. As animals do not have their own voice, I try to shout out on their behalf.”

We are really excited to have Barrie involved in the Charity and look forward to working with him and his team in the future!