MEET THE TEAM
The Faces of Our Organization
June and her late husband Ian (Cat Daddy) started the GCH rescue 15 years ago, and she has been rescuing and rehoming cats and kittens in need ever since. June has a dedicated team of volunteers, amazing Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, and some wonderful foster mums as well as superb support from Voo vets. Starting with two cats Slinky and Rooney, June now has 15 permanent rescue residents as well as 8 cats of her own. The rescue work is 24/7 and it goes on thanks to June’s commitment, expertise, care and love of our feline friends along with fantastic support from our amazing followers.
Brenda is a team admin who also writes the sponsor newsletters, Kitty Mews and the Advent Calendar. She deals with a lot of the administration, including the adoptions lists and the website. She also helps June organise the fundraising initiatives. Brenda's favourite cat here is Lily.
Julie is our senior fosterer, she has fostered many cats for GCH and turned some tricky ones around. She is amazing with the most difficult cases and her patience has saved many cats. Julie looks after two of our long term fosters, Emma and Memma. She loves them all as if they were her own. Julie's favourite cat here is Tammy.
Kym is a team admin and is also queen of organising kitty palace. She regularly organises all of my food stocks for me and also cleans all of the pens. Kym runs the group of daily volunteers which are so essential to our work. She also helped June, along with Leanne build this website! Kym's favourite cat is Hope.
Lee is a team admin who deals with adoptions and home checks. She is also very hands on at the rescue helping with cats and kittens; she does most of the vet runs. Lee rescues a lot of cats and kittens with Steve and is one of our foster mums - she loves kittens! Lee runs Kitty Palace at our events. Her favourite cat here is Lizzie.
Steve is the most experienced member of the team in dealing with tricky cases. He is the one who usually goes out to collect or deliver a cat with Lee. Steve does the DIY at the rescue and keeps everything shipshape. Steve is now also a foster Dad who is great with troubled cats who need a quiet space. Steve's favourite cats here are Lizzie, Louis, Bonny and Gracie.
Melanie is a team admin and a foster mum, who has looked after Kentucky long term as well as many kittens. She also helps us running all our events. Her two children Zach and Jade help with socialising kittens and volunteer here at the rescue. Mel's favourite cat is Kentucky, Zach's favourite is Lizzie and Jade loves Bodhi.
Nina is a team admin and a foster mum, who is very good with timid or frightened cats. She plays a key role at our events, in particular looking after guests at the cat cafes and sponsor days. Nina also runs our Instagram and Twitter accounts. Her favourite cats are Lily, Lizzie and Marty.
Margaret is a team admin and a core volunteer who comes to help out every Thursday. She also runs the car boot sales at Hook Road Arena with June, and is a champion knitter of cat cushions! Margaret is brilliant at helping us organise events, and always steps in when we need her. Margaret's favourite cats are Salzi and Marty.