Following Sandra Fraser’s announcement at the last AGM that she would be retiring, Dog A.I.D have recruited Belinda Johnson as the charity’s new Chair.
Belinda has worked in the charity sector since 2014 in fundraising, impact measurement,
capacity building and volunteer management roles. Prior to this, she was a police officer
and served for several years as a police dog handler.
Belinda’s experience in strategic development and sustainability will be invaluable in
leading on Dog A.I.D.’s development as we rebuild from the impact of the Covid-19 crisis
on our services and community – the people with physical disabilities we support and their
dogs, our volunteers and supporters.
Belinda said “I am delighted to be taking on the role of Chair of Dog
A.I.D. and am excited at being able to contribute to its life-changing
work. I am very much looking forward to working with the rest of the
Board, staff, volunteers and clients. It’s a real privilege to be supporting
this truly unique and innovative charity, committed to empowering
people to live independently.”
Sandra has agreed to become one of the charity’s Patrons. As Chair for over a decade,
she led Dog A.I.D.’s growth and development to support many more physically disabled
people across the UK to train their own pet dogs, supported by professional trainers as
volunteers, to become valuable Assistance Dogs.
The Dog A.I.D’s Board of Trustees thank Sandra for her significant
contribution over many years.