Animal rescue charity founder attends Queen’s garden party

Gwen Butler at Buckingham Palace.

The founder of a Richmond animal rescue charity has attended a Queen’s garden party.

Gwen Butler, who runs Bunny Burrows from her home, attended the event at Buckingham Palace yesterday.

Also attending where the Queen, and Prince William and Kate.

Gwen said the day had been “unforgettable”.

“Money just can’t buy the experience,” she added.

“The sun was shining, the band was playing and the gardens were amazing.

“It was the little things which made it so special; the cakes with the crown on top, the Beefeaters, the little tubs if ice cream they brought round. Everything was perfect, only the British can do it like that.

“I’ve come back charged up and ready to go.”

Gwen has worked tirelessly for the last 23 years to improve the lives of small animals; both through rescuing and education.

Last year, she was presented with a British Empire Medal in recognition of her contributions to the community.

Bunny Burrows was setup in 1996 by Gwen and her late husband John.

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Gwen Butler at the garden party.