I would spend my ideal day res­cu­ing an­i­mals

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

Name: Rachel White. Which or­gan­i­sa­tion are you in­volved with?: RSPCA Mac­cles­field, South East Cheshire and Bux­ton branch. My po­si­tion with the char­ity is com­mu­ni­ca­tions of­fi­cer but I also foster dogs and small an­i­mals. How did you be­come a vol­un­teer?: Af­ter los­ing my own dog of 11 years to can­cer, I de­cided I wasn’t quite ready to get an­other dog yet – I looked into fos­ter­ing and thought it would be a per­fect way to still have the com­pany of a dog, but with­out the big com­mit­ment. I didn’t re­alise that it would change my life in the way it has – and all for the bet­ter. What is your favourite place in Mac­cles­field?: Teggs Nose. How long have you been in­volved with the char­ity for?: Since Oc­to­ber 2013. What spe­cial skills do you need to have?: Com­pas­sion, pa­tience and most of all – love. What are your hob­bies and in­ter­ests?: Res­cue work takes up the ma­jor­ity of my spare time, but I also love mu­sic – go­ing to gigs, spend­ing time with my friends and fam­ily, trav­el­ling when I have the chance. Ideally how would you spend ev­ery day?: Res­cu­ing more an­i­mals. What was the best hol­i­day you have been on?: Italy – Florence and Pisa with my mum, the place (and food) was in­cred­i­ble. If money were no ob­ject what would you do?: Open my own res­cue cen­tres world­wide.

What one piece of ad­vice would you give?: Adopt and be a voice for the voice­less. What was your first job?: Sales as­sis­tant in The Body Shop in Mac­cles­field town cen­tre. What is on your stereo?: Rock, heavy metal, jazz, soul and blues. What is your favourite TV show?: Sons of An­ar­chy. What are you read­ing at the mo­ment?: Jef­fery Deaver, The Bone Col­lec­tor. What is your big­gest in­spi­ra­tion?: My par­ents. Who would you like to in­vite to din­ner?: Noel Fitz­patrick (The Su­per­vet). What has been your most mem­o­rable / fun­ni­est ex­pe­ri­ence while you have been vol­un­teer­ing in this role?: Look­ing back at all of the an­i­mals’ lives we have made a dif­fer­ence for – it’s the most re­ward­ing feel­ing in the world. Noth­ing beats a res­cued an­i­mal’s smile.

●● Rachel White is a com­mu­ni­ca­tions of­fi­cer with Mac­cles­field RSPCA

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