Lioness Keira Walsh is hoping to help Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary keep roaring as the England and Barcelona midfielder has become an Ambassador.

Rochdale-born Keira will work alongside President Gemma Atkinson in helping to promote our amazing Sanctuary.

Keira, who won Euro 22 with England and was Player of the Match in the final, said: “Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary holds a special place in my heart. I’ve been visiting this sanctuary with my family since I was a child, surrounded by the love and care they provide to animals in need.

“As an animal lover, I believe in giving every creature a second chance, whether they’re traditional pets or the farm animals that find refuge here.

“Becoming an Ambassador for Bleakholt is an honour, and I’m committed to spreading awareness about their vital work.”

Sanctuary Manager Karen Weed said: “We are delighted to welcome Keira as an Ambassador at Bleakholt. We know of Keira’s love of animals and for her to want to invest her time in helping to promote Bleakholt is wonderful. We can’t wait to welcome her to Bleakholt again when the football season finishes.”

Thank you to Lee Harris from for the photograph of Keira with her dog Narla.