Nicky Leeson

Nicky Leeson

Trustee

I joined the Holly Hedge family in 2010 as a volunteer Cat Cuddler & Dog Walker and was instantly overwhelmed by the tremendous amount of love and care given to each and every animal in the Sanctuary. When I realised the huge cost implications to keep the charity going, I started to get involved with the many different aspects of fundraising – and what better way of making money than being saved from the murky waters of Portishead Marina by a magnificent Newfoundland Rescue Dog!

Building relationships with the wonderful animals is both humbling and life-enriching, and there really is no better feeling than bidding a fond farewell to our residents as they leave us for a bright new future in their ‘forever homes’, especially those whose stay at Holly Hedge has been a long one and whose wounds have been healed and faith in humanity restored whilst with us. The happiness and unconditional love our pets give us is immeasurable; my own two adopted Holly Hedge felines – Snugs & Murphy – have really made my home complete.