Your veterinary office may have shown its support of various animal-related charities. Perhaps you made a donation or offered some service, such as free checkups or neuter or spay surgeries. For staff of the Mandeville Veterinary Hospital, giving to charity was a little more creative.
Twelve staff members, including head veterinary surgeon and regional manager Jeremy Stewart BVetMed CertVR MRCVS and practice manager Adrian Hayter, engaged in 60-minute shifts beginning at 3 p.m. on July 10 and ending on July 11 at 3 p.m., Get West London reports. When they weren’t on shift, there was a barbecue, water slide and badminton for them to enjoy. Monies from the event went toward Dogs Trust and The Celia Hammond Animal Trust.
The 12 participating members played while other staff and friends showed their support.
Hayter told Get West London that, “It was an extraordinary 24 hours. We had our core team of players and we had staff and friends popping in at all times of the day and night to lend their support by joining in the table tennis matches. It was such fun and this is what kept us going through the wee small hours. We held a raffle for a life-size cat cake baked by one of our nurses. This raised [$155] on the day and with donations we're hoping to have raised a decent amount for these two very worthy charities.”
Even though the event is over, donations are still being accepted. To donate, drop by the Mandeville Veterinary Hospital or visit its fundraising page.
Has your practice ever raised money for charity in a creative way?