julia_cato_hi_res_not_sharpened_srgb.jpgJulia volunteers for Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary and has immersed herself in the role – helping out wherever she can.

Julia is a volunteer in the Visitor Centre where she ensures all who visit the sanctuary are made to feel welcome, but she helps in lots of other ways too – from selling ice creams and running fundraising stalls to grooming donkeys or helping to clean the tack.

It was this willingness to help wherever she can, and always with a smile, that led to her being nominated in May 2017 for an OCVA Charity and Volunteer Award. To read about the other individuals nominated for volunteer awards, please click here.