I cannot name you all, you know who you are, the long term volunteers
who come rain or shine, crisis after crisis, I cannot give you money,
but you should all know how vital you are, Gentleshaw's volunteers,
my extended family!
Mom (Lesley Smith) thank you are priceless.
Katie Woollaston (Little sis) you never complain (well not much
anyway) Love you.
Uncle (Hugh Jenkins) Cheap accountant!
Wendy, our longest standing helper, despite a mini zoo of her own,
always there when we need her, thanks mate.
Jill and Col travel 100s of miles to help out, well, not anymore
they don’t... But they did kindly move counties!
Thanks to Kath 'Dude' Jenkins, who fixes stuff, sells raffle tickets,
serves customers, paints anything and everything and most of all
makes a cracking cuppa.
Angie 'rookie' Randall and Tony 'flight' Randall for all that they
do, including shopping, fixing and taking a lot of teasing.
Max who started with one day a week volunteering and now seems
to have been roped into coming whenever we can get him, extra thanks
to Max for having a wonderful beard which both Emily the Springer
and Basil the Meerkat adore.
Keith and Dee for all helping around the centre and office, keeping
marmosets entertained and supplying lemon curd buy the truck load!
Ken, carpenter extraordinaire , thank you.
The Booker family, for past chairman responsibilities and assistance
All of our work experience students and extra volunteers, whether
you are with us for a day or a year, we appreciated all your help.
Colin Morgan (husband of Nutty Zoo woman!) My better, and more
sensible other half and charity chairman. You put up with creatures
around the house, and whatever disaster I need to spend all night
talking about, I love you xxxx
And lastly Dad (Rob Smith).. Your shoes no one will ever fill,
your feet were always bigger than mine, "Do what you love and
love what you do" you did, for you Dad.
I am sure someone will come in tomorrow to help out that I have
missed off, if that's you, I am sorry, thank you to you, too.