Mortgage adviser gets purrfect new job

Mortgage Introducer

November 11, 2019

A mortgage adviser quit her job to work at a cat charity. 

Tracie Atkin from Devon left her profession in mortgages to work at a cat charity in Exeter called Cats Protection, as reported in the Mail Online. 

Atkin worked in financial services for 35 years, but volunteered for Cats Protection in 2017.

It was a few months later when a role arose at the rescue centre as a volunteer team leader which Atkin decided to take.

As part of her new role, Atkin trains volunteers and socialises kittens.

Atkin said: “I contacted Cats Protection’s Exeter Axhayes Adoption Centre about becoming a volunteer and before long I was helping out as a cat care assistant.

“I loved being able to give something back and it was a welcome distraction from my stressful job as a mortgage adviser.”

After 18 months, Atkin says she “doesn’t miss mortgage advising for a minute”.

She added: “I can honestly say ‘I love my job’.

“We have a terrific group of volunteers who not only help look after our cats, but also help with fundraising.

“I look after 87 volunteers at Exeter Axhayes Adoption Centre and Taunton Homing and Information Centre and 11 of these are supported volunteers who come in with their carer.

“They help with cat socialisation and find this really helps with their mental wellbeing.”

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