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 and fifty voluntary Helpers covering the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, parts of the Forest of Dean, Bristol and Bath as well as the adjoining parts of Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire.

The Labrador Rescue Trust Management


His Grace, The Duke of Wellington KG, LVO, OBE, MC, DL


John D Cowell MBE


Rear Admiral Sir Donald Gosling KCVO, 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 – Acting Chairman
Jen Richardson
BA (Hons) ACA FCCA DChA – Company Secretary and Treasurer
Belinda Filmer
– Regional Co-ordinator
Sheila Pratt

Fiona Hixon
Geoff Trobridge