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Trustees are volunteers who are responsible for the governance of the organisation; ensuring that the we are working within our core principles to achieve the charity’s long term goals.


Our board of trustees work together to take overall responsibility for the charity and are dedicated to upholding Rags 2 Riches  vision, mission and values.


Liz Jay


I began rescuing Romanian dogs in 2013 originally with the Saving Hope Group moving on after a couple of years to establish Rags 2 Riches.
Over the years I have fostered dozens of dogs each of which became a close personal friend and all remembered fondly




Lisa Holmes

Vice Chair:

After a life affecting accident in South Africa for my 40th I decided to take stock of my life and do something useful. Always been an animal lover and seeing the plight of the Rommie dogs on fb I decided that would be my goal to help a few.  I started on my own raising money and adopted Chocolate,  then Timber, then Lia and Baz.  Then I joined forces with Rags 2 Riches and the rest as they say is history


Pauline Carruthers


I have rescued many dogs (and other small animals) over the years. Just after retiring due to ill health, I saw a number of alarming posts about dogs in Romania and contacted an old friend whos name appeared on a number of posts. Liz introduced me to the work Rags 2 Riches was doing.  I am now passionate about helping and supporting these poor dogs. 


Julie Routledge- Martin



Lynsay Baker 


I began fostering and helping a beardie charity. I was then put forward to help R2R and soon met my first Romanian foster girl 'Liffey'.   I've had numerous fosters come through my home. It truly is a wonderful experience (most of the time).
I have adopted two Beardies and one of my  R2R foster girls 'Elsa'.
I found fostering helped me just as much as it helped our rescue dogs and its been great to be involved with such a selfless, fun and caring community.


Richard Leggott


After attending an R2R annual show/funday in 2016 I decided I wanted to adopt a Romanian rescue dog.  Shortly after I adopted Marco my constant companion. 

I decided I wanted to give something back and volunteer I was recently invited to  become a trustee. 


Dawn Jacques


 Liz bred my two lovely Beardies.  On my visits to Crambe I have been lucky enough to meet her Rommies  and quite a few that she has fostered. Although not in a position to take or foster a dog  I really wanted to help in some way so decided to do some fund raising in the form of car boot sales and a pre loved ladies clothes and accessories sale, and was then invited to become a trustee. Hopefully the fundraising can  resume after lockdown

When I adopted my first Romanian rescue dog , I started to look at how I could help . Supporting the ladies on the front line in Romanian , seemed the right way to start, they do so much for very little reward ,I really don’t know how they carry on , seeing what they do every day. So when I was asked to be Patron I was somewhat humbled as there are many people out there doing so much more. So I ask you to help where you can and how you can. Its people like me that are always thinking the little bit I do can’t surely help , but believe me it does . That’s why I’m proud to be associated with this wonderful charity

Our Trustees have a wide range of skills, talents  and experience in all aspects of the running of the charity.  They come from differing walks of life and working backgrounds.  All are dedicated and passionate about  Rags 2 Riches.

If you would like to volunteer please check out our volunteer page 

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