Four donkeys attached to cart by river
Four donkeys attached to cart by river

Taking on the vet charity challenge

The Vet Charity Challenge is a one-day fundraising event for those in the veterinary sector, which pulls together a series of physical tasks and team building challenges. All the money raised from the event, is given to three animal charities – including SPANA – and so this year (2015) we’re entering a team of our very own!

The challenge brings together fitness, strategy, orienteering and problem-solving and each team is able to choose their own route and own pace. The aim is to get as many points as possible by passing different checkpoints, each with different values.

Three vets treating a donkey

This year, money raised by each team goes towards supporting SPANA, Canine Partners and International Cat Care. This is the fourth year in a row that SPANA has been selected as one of the charities and, to date, the challenge has raised over £35,000 for us – helping us to reach even more working animals across the world!

So we thought it only right that this year we get stuck in ourselves. SPANA’s team, (the brilliantly-named ‘SPANARAMA’) includes SPANA vet Cecilia Gath, together with three of SPANA’s fundraisers.

The team are counting down to Saturday 26 September 2015, when they will face trail running/walking, off-road biking, kayaking and team challenges against the clock.

To spur them on to great efforts with a donation, just visit their fundraising page here.

To find out more about the Vet Charity Challenge, visit their website, or watch this video on You Tube of last year’s fantastic event.

If SPANARAMA have inspired you to get involved – perhaps you’re keen to tackle your own Iron Man or cycle – then check out some ideas on how to get involved and help us to support working animals in the world’s poorest countries.

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