Petplan Charitable Trust

Our Patrons

William Carrington – President

William’s background is in the valuation of leasehold property in central London. In 2000, he co-founded LonRes, the property data supply, analytics and research company. William is also a director of CLEA, which owns The London Magazine.  “BARK is an important charity for small animals in the region and I am proud to be an active supporter along with my four dogs, Mortimer, Lottie, Daisy and Dora.”





Sir Michael Blake

Sir Michael Blake bt  – Life Time Patron

Born in 1943 Michael a retired stockbroker lives with his wife Joan and their 2 black Labrador, Winston and Bertie, at Tillmouth.

Recruited by Graeme Reavley to be the first Patron of BARK, he has subsequently just completed a term as President.  Michael has been involved with BARK from the very start and in recognition of his support has been made a Life Time Patron.

BARK has gone from strength to strength and deserves all the help it can get.


Mr Richard Syred

Mr Brian Parsons

Mrs K Holme-Robertson

Mrs N Nicoll

Our Trustees

Graeme ReavleyGraeme Reavley BVM&S MRCVS  – Chair

Graeme Reavley’s association with BARK goes back many years to the days when Mrs Youngman ran the kennels from Ancroft.  Graeme was a director of Galedin Vets but has recently retired.  He lives with his wife Julie and son Christopher and is proud grandad to his daughter’s Laura’s two children.

Graeme is a keen walker and has, together with his brother Doug, raised £100,000 for various charities, including B.A.R.K. and Cancer Research.




Lynda Scott (Small)Mrs Lynda Scott – Vice Chair

Lynda Scott first became associated with BARK in 2003, before the  kennels were built, when for 18 months  she  fostered some of the homeless dogs rescued by BARK. This in turn, led to her becoming a  volunteer in the BARK Charity shop in 2004. Fourteen years on she is still volunteering in the shop but now as Volunteer Shop Manager responsible for the administration and general day to day running of the shop. She has the good fortune to live with 3 dogs and 1 cat rescued by BARK  and enjoys the love and companionship they bring.



LaurenceLaurence Pearson FCA – Treasurer

Laurence is an accountant in Berwick.  Laurence takes a keen interest in amateur dramatics and was recently seen playing Frank Pickle for the Vicar Of Dibley is a recent performance by the Berwick Operatic Society.

Laurence is a great support to BARK and is also a Governor of our Local Grove Special School.





Thom Stebbing (Small)Mr Thom Stebbing

Thom has supported BARK for at least 15 years and along with his wife Mary & Family has been an enthusiastic fundraiser for the charity. Long time manager of the Scottish Power / SSEB Shop in Berwick he is now retired and Plays Golf and looks after his Garden. Along with his BARK rescue Dog Bobby and two BARK cats, he spends a lot of time walking and enjoying the countryside around Paxton where he lives. His passion for Country & Western Music has lead to several Charity Concerts  with American Country Star Joni Harms. His other passion collecting Carnival Glass

Joyce Landels (Small)Mrs Joyce Landels

Joyce has been married for over 50 years and has three sons and three grandchildren.  She has lived locally all her life and is a partner in the family’s electrical business.

She has always been surround by family pets and has through out her life has always taken  a great interest in the welfare of animals. Her hobbies include gardening, reading, dining out with friends and supporting various charities, especially her local kennels, B.A.R.K. who she believes gives a fantastic service to her local community.



11227048_10205795738305966_7609034785004313350_nMrs Susan Steven

Susan is married to Keith and lives in Berwick and has supported BARK for many years along with her dogs!Susan is involved in both BARK’s fundraising at shop.

Susan is a keen golfer and and can be seen regularly at Goswick.  Her other passion is tennis and is a regular at Wimbledon following, who else but, Andy Murray




John C. Gardiner

John is a retired retail newsagent.  Married for 45 years he has two daughters (one a vet) and six grandchildren.  John’s interests include football (he is a Berwick Rangers season ticket holder) and also participating in events honouring the works of the Late Robert Burns.

John is currently treatsurer of Berwick-upon-Tweed Chamber of Trade and Commerce and also a trustee of the Northern District of the National Federation of Newsagents.


Our Supporters


BARK, is a member of the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes



Kreative Technology Web Design Berwick upon TweedKreative Technology

Kreative Technology kindly built our new website, provides all email, hosting and domain name registration all as a donation to B.A.R.K.

With branches in Berwick upon Tweed and Kelso, this is your one stop shop for IT Support, Repairs and Web Development.


Collecting the BVF Local Business Support Award 2015

2/7/ 15 Andrew and Shona collecting the BVF Local Business Support Award 2015

Kreative Technology receive their Local Business Support Award which was awarded to the commercial business which has demonstrated outstanding support to the voluntary sector both financial and practically.

As you may be aware Kreative Technology redesigned our website in 2014 and has helped us with hosting and on going support ever since. This has led to an increase in visitors from 500 a month to almost 10,000. Their ongoing support is second to none. Picture are Andrew and Shona. Well done all at Kreative Technology




Cat Protection

Cat Protection

The Cat Protection provide us with voucher to neuter feral colonies of cats as well as those cats that would otherwise not be neutered without our support.


Pets at Home Foundation






Elizabeth CF McGregor-Dziniak Charitable Trust for Animals

The R S MacDonald Charitable Trust