"I chose to work with Freedom for Animals because despite its small size it has some amazing achievements and has had a real impact. One reason for this is the strong relationship it enjoys with grass roots campaigners. It has the flexibility and dynamism to respond effectively and to do things that larger more risk averse organisations might hesitate to do. Freedom for Animals has very low overhead costs and every pound donated goes to action for animals."

Patrick is a chartered accountant and has worked for many years in the charity sector helping small charities comply with the regulatory obligations. He has also been an animal rights campaigner and worked at animal sanctuaries. Since having children and a full time job he has less time for any kind of campaigning activity but was keen to continue to support the animal movement, and so became a trustee of Freedom for Animals in 2016.