Raystede Centre For Animal Welfare has announced that Hilary Goldsmith has been appointed as Chief Executive. She comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge from the education sector which also includes integrating animal welfare into everyday learning.

Whilst previously working for Varndean School in Brighton, Hilary became especially interested in animal therapy. Their herd of resident goats highlighted how influential animals can be in the lives of young people. She witnessed first-hand how much care, compassion and understanding children can show when they are given the opportunity to learn about animals.

Having first visited Raystede with her family three years ago, Hilary fell in love with its unique charm and character. She has been a regular visitor ever since and she’s excited for what the future holds.

“I am ready to take on this interesting and challenging role. It’s an opportunity for me to make strong links between the education and animal welfare sectors. By linking the two we can broaden these areas to benefit young people and animals. I am looking forward to leading Raystede into its next phase.” Hilary Goldsmith Raystede CEO

The charity’s mission is to give animals a better life through rehoming, rehabilitation and sanctuary and give people the support and knowledge they need to treat animals with care and respect.