Meet The Team
President of ADANA
I have been a part of the ADANA volunteers now, for over twenty one years. At first I was helping out in only a part-time capacity. I mostly organized fund raisers and coffee mornings, as I was a working mother with a young child.
Animals have always been a passion of mine, as a child, you could not keep me away from the local farm. I would do anything to be able to help. And then as a teenager, I befriended a goose, and soon after, I gave up eating meat forever.
I always give 100 percent when I am working for ADANA. But I believe these dogs give me so much more back in return
Vice-President of ADANA
I have been the Events Coordinator for Adana for the past 4 years, helping to raise much needed funds for the abandoned dogs & also doing the cake mornings in Sabinillas for the past 3 years. My husband Nigel & myself have been volunteering for 6 years since taking early retirement in Spain & since volunteering we have adopted 5 beautiful & well behaved Adana dogs which are our pride & joy.
I have had the pleasure of being a board member for 2 years & have recently been asked to take on the role of Vice President which is a huge privilage & one that I look forward to, working as a team member to bring bigger & better things going forward for the abandoned dogs in our care.
We look forward to your continued support
Secretary of ADANA
My name is Shellie Outram and I am the Secretary for Adana.
I came over to Spain in 2007 from the UK following retirement from a 40 year career as a nurse and midwife in the NHS; my last post being a Midwifery Manager at a hospital in Cheshire.
It was 2015 when I became involved with ADANA cleaning out the kennel areas, walking the dogs and generally getting down and dirty with all the jobs necessary.... hard work but very rewarding and enjoyable.
As time went on I found myself getting more involved with the fundraising side of ADANA and at the same time a fundraising group was created by now President Susie Brown. Along with other fundraising group members, I discussed ways of promoting ADANA and raising funds for the shelter and so I co-ordinated an ADANA coffee morning in Sabinillas. I am pleased to say that our coffee mornings are still going strong on the 1st Friday of every month.
I also took on the role of Hucha (or collection boxes) co-ordinator enabling a vigilant monitoring of the huchas in Sabinillas and Duquesa. I feel very passionate about the huchas, as ADANA is a non funded, non-profit organisation and therefore relies strongly on the donations received from the public via the huchas.
In 2021 I was delighted to become an Adana Board member and became the Public Relations Officer. My new role involved promoting ADANA to the public, large organisations and a few ‘famous’ individuals along the way! By doing so, this helped Adana to sustain its financial position and enabled it to continue it’s great work.
This year in 2023 I have been fortunate to have been re-nominated to the Board as Secretary for Adana. As Secretary I am responsible for carrying out any official Adana correspondence and maintaining a register of its members, but I still maintain a role within fundraising.
I would like to thanks all members of ADANA for their support along my journey so far and hope to be involved with ADANA for many more years to come.
Jackie is a mathematician and a mother who works full time and supports her family. For the past six years, Jackie and her young daughter have come to ADANA every weekend and have hardly missed a day. They have been such fantastic supporters. Jackie also did our Facebook page and ADANA website, which are full time jobs in themselves And now Jackie has one of the most important jobs we have here and she has taken on her role, with professionalism and enthusiasm.