If there is – and you know who they are – then ring the Police. They may not stop at a beautiful Waverley Swan? Next time it could be a bolt through a child’s neck or an adult’s throat.
Dorothy Beeson was born July 6th 1947, and founded The Swan Sanctuary in the early 1980s.
Over the years, she with the help of family and volunteers, built The Sanctuary into a haven for sick and injured Swans and Waterfowl.
In 1991 she was awarded the BEM and was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle in 2015. She was also awarded the Pride of Britain Award in 2001 and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) award in 2015.
Her hard work and dedication allowed The Swan Sanctuary to flourish going on to receive the Lord Erskine Award in 2000 and the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (2018), presented by HRH Princess Alexandra to Dot at the Sanctuary in 2019.
She passed away peacefully at home with her family on May 1st 2020. But her family continues the tradition. To donate, learn more or help the charity, click on the link below.