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Pet Blood Bank UK’s Fourth Annual Virtual Fundraising Challenge To Help Save More Dog Lives Is Here

4 weeks ago

19th March, 2024 17h37

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Veterinary charity Pet Blood Bank UK returns with its 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 Wednesday 1 May, 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.

Last year, the charity easily completed the distance and raised £6,800.

Operating very similarly to the human blood service, Pet Blood Bank collects blood donations from donor dogs across the UK which then goes towards helping to save the lives of other dogs in need. Every donation a dog gives can help to save the lives of up to four other dogs. All dogs across the UK have access to the lifesaving blood should they ever need it, so it really is a vital service.

Pet Blood Bank asks people and their dog to join them to help support the lifesaving blood bank service. Participants can compete as individuals or form a team, either way every mile will count towards the collective 11,232 mile target as the charity aims to complete the challenge and for the first time raise the full £10,000 target.

The funds raised from the challenge will help to save the lives of pets across the country by supporting Pet Blood Bank. 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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