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Dianne Illingworth – One of the Wombles

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Dianne Illingworth - One of the Wombles

Normally I am to be found collecting, sorting and delivering donations around the area. Also you will often see me at fundraising events or with a wheelbarrow around Malton re-stocking our annual pop-up shop. Things are very different at the moment and very worrying for us all with Covid-19. I am so pleased I have […]

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Rosie Stephenson, Chairman and Dog Co-ordinator

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Well I guess the term “mad dog lady” probably describes me quite well as within RDR I’m responsible for the day to day care of the dogs.  If I’m not feeding, exercising, vet visiting with or talking about dogs I’m probably dreaming about them!   I think I learn something new from or about dogs every […]

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Carol Crockatt (Grants Womble)

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Carol Crockatt– our newly appointed Grant Officer. Carol has only just joined the team and what a difference she has made. Carol starting by looking at where funding might be available in the form of grants and she has just kept plugging away with form filling and submitting applications. To date, her success rate is […]

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Wendy Baker –  Junior Womble, although old enough to be Uncle Bulgaria!

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Wendy Baker -  Junior Womble, although old enough to be Uncle Bulgaria!

Several years ago I offered to be a gopher and general factotum to assist with fundraising for RDR. Prior to lockdown I helped at events (under supervision!) and like many of us, have become slightly addicted to working in our Pop up Shop as well as helping in some small part to keep the generous […]

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Dave Fernley  – “The Womble with the Spreadsheets”.

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Dave Fernley  - “The Womble with the Spreadsheets”.

I’ve been volunteering with Ryedale Dog Rescue  (RDR) for almost five years, although my links go back to 2011, when we adopted Sally, our first RDR dog. Sadly, Sally is no longer with us, but we share our home, lots of fun and furniture with Bruce, also a Ryedale dog. Since March this year I […]

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Anne Punchard (Crafty Womble)

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It is about 5 years since I joined the rescue as a volunteer & at that time, I mainly baked cakes for Coffee Mornings and Dog Shows & also made crafts for stalls. I have over the years got more involved helping at events, keeping Battle Flatts Vets in Norton stocked up with dog beds […]

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Becca (Del Boy) Saltmer

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Hi all, I am Becca (Aka Del Boy) I have only been a volunteer with Ryedale Dog Rescue for just over a year, it all started with Dianne’s advert looking for volunteers for the 2019 pop up shop, I thought “ why not?” and the rest is history! Last year as well as helping in […]

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