£900 Raised For StreetVet By Aimalcare/Identicare Yorkshire Marathon Relay Team
A team from Animalcare UK/Identicare, nicknamed ‘Team Pain,’ has raised almost £900 for StreetVet by taking part in the Yorkshire Marathon Relay event. The race, on Sunday 17 October, involved teams of six, tackling a range of distances on a course around the city.
Commenting, Luke Bishop, Identicare Contact Centre Advisor, said: “What a great experience! The atmosphere on the day was brilliant. Throughout the whole route spectators lined the streets to cheer us on, which motivated us to keep going. We really bonded as a team and it was great that the whole team could be there to see our final team member, Mike Jamieson, storm across the finishing line.
“Sadly, one of our team members was struck down with tonsilitis on the day but our Senior Veterinary Manager, Felicity Caddick, a marathon runner and triathlete, nobly agreed to cover two legs to get us through. We were delighted to finish in a time of 4 hrs and 25 minutes and to have raised almost £900 for StreetVet. The charity is close to our hearts and is Charity of the Year for both Animalcare and Identicare.”
The money raised from this event, coupled with the donations from Felicity’s Caddick’s Outlaw challenge in August means that Animalcare has raised more than £1,400 for Street Vet this year.
Donations can still be made here: https://www.justgiving.com/team/Animalcare
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Identicare was set up by Animalcare to house its identibase® pet database and identichip® microchip business. By separating it out, Animalcare aims to dedicate additional resources to the business and ensure that veterinary practices, pet owners and their pets continue to receive a high level of customer service.
StreetVet is a charity offering professional veterinary care and support to pets belonging to those experiencing homelessness. It has recently launched an accredited hostel scheme and is working to encourage more hostels in the UK to become pet-friendly so that homeless people do not have to choose between their best friend and a roof over their head. Funds raised by Animalcare will help to ensure that each pet entering one of these hostels will be microchipped on their registration. Animalcare also provides its identichip® microchips, microchip scanners and a free lifetime change of address service for StreetVet clients. As they try to rebuild their lives, homeless people often move through different accommodation, so the lifetime change of address is really significant to support them and their pets.
20 October 2021
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