Deborah Bonham and Peter Bullick
We are absolutely delighted to announce our new patrons Deborah Bonham and her husband Peter Bullick - pictured here with Paul Rodgers (left). They have been helping Willows for a while now and it is fantastic news to have them 'officially' join the Willows team!
Deborah Bonham is an acclaimed singer/songwriter, a passionate animal welfare campaigner and the sister of the late John Bonham, the drummer for the band Led Zeppelin.
With 3 critically acclaimed albums already, her latest album Spirit has received glowing reviews such as 'simply stunning', 'the Duchess of Blues-Rock', 'an amazing woman' and 'when Blues Matters!' While duetting with Scotland's own Dan McCafferty of Nazareth, it was 'a vocal marriage made in Heaven.'
Deborah and husband Peter (an amazing guitarist) have many rescued animals, including four ex-racehorses.
Paul and Cynthia Rodgers
Patrons Paul and Cynthia Kereluk Rodgers are true animal lovers and have many rescues of their own. They are extremely dedicated and involved with Willows Animal Sanctuary.
Singer, Songwriter Paul Rodgers formed iconic bands Free & Bad Company. He and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page formed The Firm. Queen and Paul Rodgers joined forces to tour and record before he returned to his Solo career. Dr Rodgers, an Ivor Novello Award winner, has released 36 albums and sold in excess of 90 million in his 45 year career and was named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the '100 Greatest Singers Of All Time.'
Cynthia Kereluk Rodgers is a former Miss Canada and Host/Writer of TV's highly ranked international exercise show the Everyday Workout 1986-2000. This Simon Fraser University graduate is an artist and animal rescuer who in the past three years has personally rescued/rehomed more than 70 animals.
Paul says: 'Having visited Willows Animal Sanctuary I am aware of the immense need for what they do. Not only do they employ vulnerable people, seven days a week they run an Animal Assisted Therapy Program pairing challenged individuals with animals to aid in their healing. If that weren't enough they provide a sanctuary before heaven to more than 300 unwanted, abused and old animals ranging from rabbits, cats, dogs, sheep to horses of all sizes and have been doing so with limited funding for 15 years. To help them continue please join Cynthia and I by signing on as a Friend of Willows'.