Ernie and Joan Strachen and Janet Todhunter
Ernie and Joan Strachen
Ernie and Joan work tirelessly to keep the RBST Northern Scotland group going, giving up many weekends to attend shows and events, sometimes travelling hundreds of miles to do so. The group would not exist in its current form without them. Ernie and Joan also breed sheep, keeping Black Wensleydales, Shetlands and Marinos, which they often take to shows. Joan also demonstrates spinning at shows and they both spend hours engaging the public with Rare Breeds and raising funds for the RBST.
Janet has been involved with the RBST for many years since she joined the Lancashire Group, eventually becoming Secretary and the life blood of the County, taking on every practical idea and making them successful. She has undertaken hours of work for the group and the RBST by promoting the charity, raising public awareness and continuously and tirelessly working to help it achieve its core values.
Janet served as a Trustee of the RBST where she represented the Support Groups on the Council. During this time, she visited almost every group in the UK and was directly involved with a number of events in the North West.
Janet has a small herd of Gloucester cattle and was Chair of the Gloucester Cattle Society. Thanks to this, even in her retirement she is still the ‘go to’ person when any problems arise.