Nigel Letheren (FCA)
Trustee & Accountancy
Trustee & Retired Vet
I spent most of my professional life in small animal practice on the south coast of England and had my own practice for over 25 years. I first visited Greece with the GCWS in 2009 and fell in love with the islands, the people and of course the cats, so I’ve been back nearly every year since. A lot has changed in that time, but the cats need us as much as ever, so I’m glad to be working with GCWS as a trustee.
Trustee & Veterinary Nurse
Hi I’m Helen, I’m a Veterinary Nurse and I joined the GCWS as a volunteer in 2016. I have helped on many neutering campaigns in Athens and the Greek Islands and became a Trustee for the charity in 2018. Alongside this role I help with the charity’s social media, fundraising events and production of the calendar. I also plan to help out on more neutering campaigns in the future!
Trustee & Web Developer
Hello, I’m Phil and I wrote this website. I spent nearly all of my working life since the mid seventies working in IT for large national and multi national companies as a programmer. When I retired in 2008 I started to write web sites for small companies, individual clients and charities and got involved with the GCWS in 2015 when I heard they were looking for a new web site. I became a trustee the following year. Since then I have written sites for 3 other animal rescue charities.
Volunteer, Gift Aid Coordinator & Financial Assistant
I have always supported cat welfare charities in the UK and I went on holiday to Greece and have never forgotten the amount of starving cats everywhere and the attitude towards them. It was great to discover there is a UK charity managed by volunteers only trying to help them and to then become part of this team. I have got to know so many fantastic animal welfare people all over mainland Greece and many of the islands. The only answer is neutering and I am so proud of what GCWS achieves and how this important work expands every year.
Trustee and Vet
Volunteer vet / vet nurse co-ordinator.
Hello, I’m Carolyn, I organise the volunteer vet and vet nurse visits to Greece, deal with general administration, order and send equipment to organisers on the mainland and islands and help allocate funding. After visiting Greece for many years and having seen the sometimes terrible treatment and often desperate lives of the street cats, I joined GCWS in 2012 as a volunteer. I’m a retired clinical physiologist in cardiology and liver transplantation (for humans!).