Meet the team

Wherever there are animals in need, you will find a bunch of enthusiastic, passionate and eager people not far away. The animals are like magnets and their pull is beyond our ability to explain. At Freshfields we have passion in abundance and our enthusiasm knows no bounds.

Please meet our team, these are the folks who in the first instance are responsible for tempering the enthusiasm and moulding the passion into the tools needed to achieve our joint goal, that of ... Making a difference together for ALL animals!

It’s important to note that the people shown here are only the beginning…

To make any animal rescue charity function a host of people must join together and whilst their roles may differ, each one of them (staff member or volunteer) is as important as the next.

Management Team

Annette Armstrong

Annette Armstrong

Trustee/Income Generation and Awareness Raising

Annette, who is a retired legal secretary, has one daughter, two granddaughters and one great-grandson.  She has always had a passion for animals and has had many rescue cats over the years. Her latest addition was Alice who came from the Welsh rescue to join her existing family of Sonnie and Milly. Once the winter is over she will be welcoming back Harriet the hedgehog, together with Harriet's new partner, to her garden.  Her other main hobby is gardening and she is always ready with advice and cuttings from her numerous plants and shrubs.  Annette has been involved with Freshfields for over 7 years, helping out at fundraising events, baking, sending out newsletters and of course knitting cat blankets!
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Jane Young

Jane Young

Trustee/Finances and Shop Lead

After a long career in banking Jane went on to run her own dog grooming business, which she sold before moving back to the west coast in 2005. Her daytime role with Freshfields is that of Fundraising Manager, as a trustee Jane's responsibilities are with the Finances and Shops Strategic Area, which includes the day-to-day management of all our shops and their staff, and also the long term financial strategy of the Charity. Together with her team Jane is also responsible for setting up various educational activities and projects in partnership with our community and public partners.
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Lesley Tarleton

Lesley Tarleton

Founder/General Manager Wales

Lesley is the founder of Freshfields Animal Rescue and her experience is the culmination of a lifetime devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of abandoned, abused and unwanted animals. Today Lesley manages the Wales branch of Freshfields which along with the usual cats, dogs and smaller animals is also home to around 32 horses and ponies.
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Helen Stanbury

Helen Stanbury

Trustee/General Manager Liverpool

Helen is our lead in the Marketing and Advertising Strategic Area. The area includes everything related to increasing Freshfields profile and promoting our ethos, our electronic media communications and creating and establishing the Freshfields brand. As general manager of our Liverpool branch Helen maintains an overvue of all activities within and around the Liverpool area including direct responsibility for the Livepool animal rescue centre.
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Clare Metcalfe

Clare Metcalfe

Trustee/Income Generation and Awareness Raising

Clare joined the Board in June 2016 and is excited to be part of the Freshfields team. Clare works as a business consultant, helping companies who are installing new IT systems or upgrades and has worked all over the world for many different clients. She lives in Cheshire with her husband Jonathan, 7 bunnies and 2 chickens. Four of the bunnies were adopted from Freshfields and Clare tells us they truly live the life of luxury! Clare enjoys travel for work and pleasure, horse riding and photography. Clare will be helping Freshfields with income generation, communications and raising the profile of the work we do.
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Charity Finance, Communications and PR

Debbie Hughes

Debbie Hughes

Grants & PR Coordinator

Jan Robinson

Jan Robinson

Fundraiser

Colette Coghill

Colette Coghill

Finance & Administration Manager

Key Freshfields Liverpool Staff

Jayne Stanton

Jayne Stanton

Head of Cattery

Collette Piert

Collette Piert

Head of Kennels

Dawn Hurst

Dawn Hurst

Head of Kennels

Lyn Gawith

Lyn Gawith

Head of Small Animals & Wildlife

Steven Marsh

Steven Marsh

Head of Farm & Maintenance

Paul MacDonald

Paul MacDonald

Fox Advisory Service

Fiona

Fiona

Admin Support

Key Freshfields Wales Staff

Meirwen Hughes

Meirwen Hughes

Head of Equine

Jacqueline Leggatt

Jacqueline Leggatt

Head of Cattery, Kennels & Small Animals