Well, all heads of membership bodies should get out to see their members. And I do a lot of that; I rather enjoy it. But yesterday was a real treat. Going to see Clarissa Baldwin at the Dogs Trust centre at Harefield. I hadn't realised just how big the Dog's Trust is; with 16 centres across the UK and 800 full time staff and thousands of volunteers. Last year they handled 16,000 dogs. It is one of the biggest charities in the country. Their work is increasing as the recession bites; less people can afford to take a dog and more people are giving their dogs up. We were discussing the repugnant bedroom tax and wondering if that would increase their workload.
|Me, Clarissa, and Richard, the Manager of the Centre.|