Mr Chris Lovegrove
Chairman and Treasurer – Senior Fraud Manager – Area manager for the South East Region which involves the management of staff and organisations covering Sussex, Surrey, Kent and outskirts of London.
I have been an Accredited Counter Fraud Officer for 18 years. My career has included investigating Benefit Fraud and have for the last 13 years investigated fraud within the NHS, Private Providers of NHS services and Private Sector Business. In my role as Canine Concern Treasurer, I will help ensure it is run correctly and continue to do so for years to come.
I have always been surrounded by dogs since as long as I can remember. I have two dogs, Bailey & Patch and Boris the cat. I have always been passionate about the care of animals and have witnessed the benefits that they can have on peoples lives.
Mr Colin Scott
A registered Care Home Manager for 10 years. He has worked in care sector for 21 years, commencing his career with residents with acquired brain injury, learning difficulties, physical disabilities and Huntingdon’s disease. He is now the Manager of a residential Care Home for the Elderly. He has owned several dogs and although, has not visited with them, he has seen how beneficial a friendly care dog and of course their owner can be to residents in care.
Mrs Lyn Storey
Mrs Tina Jullings
Tina used to be in HR and also a Unit Manager with British Telecom, managing large teams of people (50+).
Tina has 2 therapy dogs. Bushy a little Yorkie mix and Oscar, a Spanish Water Dog. Together they visit a Sheltered Housing for adults with disabilities, be it mental or physical, Chelmsford County Court (a family court) and a Special Needs School.
Also, Tina is one of the Area-Coordinators for our volunteers in Essex which is a large friendly group. She organises local dog walks followed by a coffee and a chat, attends local events, does chats about Canine Concern and helps any new members in that area with placements, if its needed. She also produces a monthly local newsletter which helps to keep everyone connected and informed.
Mrs Valerie Fillery BSc (Hon), LCSP (Phys) IHM BSYA (MT) BSYA (CMA) MCMA DIP Canine Massage, Cert in Dog psychology
A long-standing member of Canine Concern visiting several care homes originally with her Chocolate Lab, Cadbury, and later Golden Retriever, Savannah and yellow Lab Konnor.
Cadbury unfortunately passed away in October 2018, and Savannah was left to look after the home, ensuring the garden remains clear of squirrels and nobody came to the front door, unannounced, whilst lounging on the sofas she used to share with Cadbury. She also visits three local schools, two local care homes and often joins in with the very busy University, Police and company/business visits for the charity. These were roles she shared with Cadbury, and now the new yellow lab, Konnor. Konnor was born in October 2018, a week after Cadbury died, and is now helping with some of Savannah’s visits.
Both Konnor and Savannah love going to the woods and getting covered in mud and brambles. The residents and students they visit never believe Val when she explains how mischievous they are, as in the care homes and schools, they always looks sweet and innocent, but we know better!!
Val has run her own human and canine complementary therapy business for over 30 years, giving treatments, workshops and training. Alongside her own business, she was also employed, latterly as a part time Activity Coordinator in a care home, arranging regular outings and visitors, including human entertainers and animals. Val has been involved in administration throughout her career, either for her own businesses or her earlier employed work, managing Health Clubs as well as a couple of social clubs. She has also been involved with the administration of Eastbourne Canine Concern for several years, before becoming the CEO of the national charity in 2016.