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Staff raise over £500 for charity running the Bath Half!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Congratulations to our Bath Half runners Lisa, Will, Vim and Chris who completed the Bath Half Marathon on the 2nd March, raising over £500 for Bath Cats and Dogs home.

The team (from our new Weston Village surgery and our Whitchurch Hospital) had a fantastic day, finishing the half marathon in under 2 hours and 15 mins on a wet and windy Sunday.

“The running conditions were tough” explained veterinary surgeon, Lisa Baker “but the amazing support of the spectators and the generosity of our sponsors helped us all to make it over the line!”

The team’s chosen charity, the Bath Cats and Dogs Home, is a valuable local cause that takes in and helps to re-home over 3,000 cats, dogs and small pets every year. It costs £205 to keep a cat housed and fed for one month and £235 for a dog. Overall, it costs a massive £1.5 million a year to run the charity and, whilst the Home receives a small amount of financial support from the RSPCA, its main running costs rely on charitable donations, so we are very happy to have been able to help.

“The staff at the home go that extra mile to make sure the animals are comfortable and happy during their stay. This includes sofas and a sensory garden for the dogs! We felt that this was a great cause to raise money for.”

Lisa, Will, Vim, and Chris would like to say a huge thank you to all who came to support them on the day and sponsored them to do the race. You have helped a wonderful cause! We are pleased to say that so far we have raised a total of approx £500. If you would like to make a donation online, please visit our Virgin Money Giving page, and why not check out the Bath Cats and Dogs Home website to find out more about this great charity and other ways that you can help.


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