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New chairman to lead Cross Roads-based cats charity
A Cross Roads-based charity for abandoned and unwanted cats has a new chairman.
Lyndon Campbell has been appointed to the position at Haworth Cat Rescue. He is a Leeds-based associate at the city’s branch of Simpson Millar LLP, and has been a serving member of Haworth Cat Rescue’s board since January.
A further three trustees have also joined the team to help steer the charity through a planned name change and the opening of its first charity shop.
Mr Campbell said: “I’ve been so impressed with the way Haworth Cat Rescue is run and the recognition it has within the sector.
“As a small charity it has already achieved some amazing things. However, we’re very far from attaining the sort of figure close to what we need in order to build a bigger centre to cope with current and future demand.”
He has been engaged in negotiations for the lease and fitting out of the proposed charity shop in central Keighley, which is expected to be finalised by the end of this month.
He expressed his thanks to Christina Savage, a director and public relations advisor for a Manchester-based agency, who is providing her skills free of charge to help the charity with its name change and rebrand.
Mr Campbell said: “I’ve known Christina for many years and it’s great to have her on side.
“Haworth Cat Rescue is well-loved and well-supported, so it’s been a tough decision for us all. But we recognise that to attract more substantial support from the business community and philanthropic organisations we need a name that demonstrates the scope of our reach, which extends throughout West Yorkshire, and parts of North Yorkshire and eastern Lancashire.”
Charity campaign manager, Corinne Moore, is leaving the group next month and moving to southern England to be closer to her family.
“It’s such a relief to be moving on knowing the future is in safe hands,” she said. “I shall do all I can on a personal level to carry on supporting Haworth Cat Rescue in its new guise for many years to come.”
The other new charity trustees are Hannah Bates, a solicitor with Levi Solicitors LLP, Anne-Marie Dewhirst, an accountant working in the NHS, and Andrew McDougall, senior partner at Plexus Law.