In memory of a great leader and human being, Adrian Burder

„I know that many of you will be reflecting on the fact that today is the anniversary of Adrian’s death.

As I have travelled around Dogs Trust in my first 3 months, I have heard so many wonderful stories about Adrian and it has been very clear how much he was loved and respected. 

I know that it has been a tough 12 months after losing him so suddenly and I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you for pulling together during this time.  Your hard work over the last year has been the best tribute possible and I have no doubt that he would have been incredibly proud.

I never had the pleasure of meeting Adrian but from all I have heard, I know we would have got along really well.   I do not think that he would want us to dwell on things, however, do take a   minute to think about him today and the opportunity to raise a glass to him this evening.“

Owen Sharp, CEO, Dogs Trust UK