Catch up with... Georgie Cryer

31 MARCH 2020

Each week, we’ll introduce you to one of our fabulous staff and volunteers, so you can find out more about their work and what a typical day is like for them here at Battersea. They’ll even share stories and photos of their favourite Battersea animals.

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This week, we caught up remotely with Georgie Cryer, Events and Engagement Coordinator, who, like many of our office staff are working from home due to the current outbreak of Covid-19.

Tell us a bit about what you do at Battersea?

As the Events and Engagement Coordinator, I am usually based on-site in London. The main function of my role is to raise awareness of Battersea as a charity and our key messages and major campaigns, through education sessions and events like Crufts and Dog Fest. Obviously, we are unable to run our sessions at the moment and many events have been put on hold. However, being at home at the moment, like many others, I’m using this time to develop and improve our new programme of activities and sessions so we are ready to leap back into action when things get back to normal.

Who is your most memorable Battersea animal and why?

In my previous role at Battersea I worked in the dog intake department, where I met lots and lots of dogs when they arrived at Battersea. Arthur, a young Lurcher, stands out in my memory. He was a stray found at the side of the road with a broken leg. I spent a lot of time with him, driving him to various medical appointments. He must have been so confused and in pain but he was always so cheerful and friendly.

During my time in dog intake I was also featured in our YouTube series ’24 Hours in Battersea’ which was a great opportunity to show off the work that we do. You can watch me watch in action!

What is your favourite thing about working at Battersea?

My favourite thing about working at Battersea is the feeling that I am helping, even if it's in a small way, to improve the lives of our animals here and beyond.

Show us your favourite ever photo of a Battersea animal

This photo is of Battersea girl Felicity the elderly Yorkie, and it must be my favourite. We took her on a trip to Hayling Island beach last Summer which she seemed to thoroughly enjoy as you can see from the photo. She went on to a wonderful home.

Top TV, Book or Film recommendation for lockdown?

My uncle has started self-publishing his own novels. Being at home all the time, I finally got a chance to read them and they are actually rather good!

‘When Beggars Dye: A Jane Madden genealogical mystery’ - Peter Hey

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