The Labrador Rescue Trust was originally set up towards the end of 1988 by a number of Labrador enthusiasts who care very deeply about the well-being of the breed.
The organisation was initially known as Labrador Rescue (South West) and was granted charitable status in February 1993.
Although based in the South West of England, the Charity has been granted National Status by the Charity Commission as we would help a Labrador in need from any part of the United Kingdom, if necessary.
We now have over one hundred voluntary Helpers covering the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, parts of the Forest of Dean, Herefordshire, Bristol, Bath and Northamptonshire as well as the adjoining parts of Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Rutland.
The Labrador Rescue Trust Management
His Grace, The Duke of Wellington KG, LVO, OBE, MC, DL
John Cowell MBE
Rear Admiral Sir Donald Gosling KVCO, RNR
The Board of Trustees meet three times a year and are responsible for the governance of The Trust.
The Board of Trustees:
Keith Webster – Vice Chairman
Jen Richardson BA (Hons) ACA FCCA DChA – Company Secretary and Treasurer
Belinda Filmer – Joint Regional Co-ordinator
Sheila Pratt – Joint Regional Co-ordinator
Joanna Wagstaff BSc (Hons) BVet Med. MRCVS