PAST and present supporters of Bentham Pet Rescue gathered at Bentham Golf Club to celebrate the charity's 21st birthday with an afternoon tea. Chairman Rob Bullock spoke about the hundreds of animals that have been cared for and found new homes during the last two decades. He also recognised that volunteers have made a valuable contribution over the years and continued to raise money to enable the charity’s work to continue. A presentation was made to honorary president Val Marshall, who started the charity in 1997, and her husband Peter, a former treasurer of the group. The award for ‘Volunteer of the Year’ was presented to Louise Pauley by Rob Bullock. She received a new trophy, which was made by Stonegate Glass of Ingleton to commemorate dedicated volunteer Marion Casey, of Settle, who died last year.