In October, I was amazed to be one of ten people picked for an IFAW Award for 2015. These prestigious awards are sponsored by Express Newspapers and the awards are held at the House of Lords. More about the Winners can be found here.

I am not someone who is comfortable with attention, so to be honest I was dreading the day itself, even though I felt so honoured to have been nominated and to have won. I shouldnt have worried, it was a very informal day where the IFAW staff made us feel totally at ease and of course, we were surrounded by lovely likeminded people Thank you so much to IFAW and to the EXpress Newspapers for this amazing day and thank you also the wonderful volunteers who were still working at the facility, making sure the charity stayed open.