Paula is the human version of a tornado with what seems an endless amount of energy. Filled with positive energy and ideas, there is nothing that can not be fixed! Problem? What is that?
She is now a very important part of our team at the sanctuary helping wherever is needed.

Hi Paula!

How long have you worked with Hallswood?
-I've been friends with Lyz and helping out with random things at Hallswood for a very long time. I have helped out with the fundraising and jumble sales for a few years, but started working at the sanctuary this summer.


Could you tell us more of what you work with?
-I mainly help Jenna inside the animal hospital checking over new arrivals, cleaning out, feeding and watering. I like systems and organisation that make things easier in the long run. I also help anywhere around the site that I am asked, set up hutch covers for blind hedgehogs and repair locks and hinges as needed. I also recently fitted a dishwasher on the site as it is a marathon job to keep on top of the 200+ bowls that are currently needed every time we change them on a feed.

What is your favourite part of working for Hallswood?
-The camaraderie between the team, knowing we are all working together with the same goal in sight (saving as many animals brought in as possible) supporting each others weaknesses and all playing to our strengths to get the job done. 🙂

And dare I ask what the worst part is?
-Hours seem to shrink at the sanctuary, there are just not enough hours in the day to do all the things I want to do. Suddenly realising it's dark and it's time to go home...

What would you say to encourage someone to help us by joining our crazy family of volunteers?
-At Hallswood there are volunteers from all walks of life and all backgrounds, yet it really does feel like one big understanding family where people are supported by each other and are able to support hallswood in a range of very diverse ways. There is a way for anyone to help Hallswood, whatever their skill set and being able to help wildlife and be part of a caring team is a great feeling.

What is your favourite British wildlife?
-The Peregrine (and birds in general) We are very lucky in Norfolk to have several nest sites and as a photographer I have spent a lot of time watching and photographing them.

Famous last words: what is your favourite saying?
-Every problem has a solution!

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