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Pet Blood Bank UK Launches First Virtual Fundraising Challenge To Help Save More Lives

12 months ago

1st September, 2021 06h34

Pet Blood Bank

Veterinary charity Pet Blood Bank UK has launched its first ever virtual fundraising event to raise money to help save even more lives. The challenge, Around the Coast in 30 Days, asks people to walk, run, swim, or cycle, as many miles as they can to reach a collective target of 11,232 miles – the length of the UK mainland coastline.

Starting on Monday 13 September, the virtual challenge begins and ends at the blood bank in Loughborough and aims to raise £10,000. The coastline was chosen to represent the vast distance that Pet Blood Bank travels every year to collect and distribute lifesaving blood.

You can participate in the challenge as a team or as an individual, either way every mile you do will count towards the collective 11,232 mile target as the charity races to complete the challenge in just 30 days.

The funds raised from the challenge will help to save the lives of pets across the country by supporting the blood bank service. They will also allow the charity to invest for the future through vital research and education as well as continue to do things like provide free blood for veterinary charities and subsidise the cost of blood.

Any support from veterinary practices and those working in the profession who would like to join the challenge would be welcomed by Pet Blood Bank.

To find out more and join the challenge, please visit

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