I would encourage anybody who shares Freedom for Animals’ aims to get involved in any way they can, as during my time with the charity I’ve come to realise just how important every level of support is, all the way from grassroots activism to the involvement of the Trustees, in the running of Freedom for Animals and our mission to achieve a world without cages.

After volunteering with Freedom for Animals for four years, in April 2017 Amy took on the role of Grants and Fundraising Officer, to build relationships with like-minded funders to support our work to end captivity.

Amy first became involved with Freedom for Animals during her time at the University of Leeds, where she studied English Language and Literature. After hearing about a Freedom for Animals’ campaign to end the use of wild animals in circuses, Amy began handing out campaign material on campus as well as taking part in circus demos and marches. Between 2013-2017, Amy supported Freedom for Animals as our Outreach Assistant, working with our volunteers and other supporters to undertake events and direct action for animals.