I currently work as an independent wine merchant in Brighton with my husband Henry Butler. We have the oldest independent merchant in the city and we use our connections and relationships through our business to get involved with a lot of community and charity work.
I am a trustee and volunteer at the Crew Club charity in Brighton, a safe space for children, young people and the community.
I grew up very close to Raystede and have been an animal lover my whole life. I grew up with dogs, cats, horses, a rescue tortoise, hamster, rabbit and even a swan! Animals are my sanctuary and they continue to rescue me throughout my life.
I have always supported animal charities but throughout and following COVID-19, I have seen a huge increase in animal-related issues and wanted to get more involved in rescue/welfare and campaigning. There is a global crisis with more animals than ever being overbred, neglected, abused, dumped and ill-treated, this is now exacerbated by the cost of living crisis.
I feel passionately about helping all animals in need and am very proud to be an Ambassador for Raystede.
Photo: Cassie walked 70 miles with Pepper, the Raystede rescue, to raise money for Raystede.
Your kind donation helps us to rescue and rehome more animals in need.