5 Reasons to fundraise for Vetlife

5 Reasons to fundraise for VetlifeConsidering fundraising for Vetlife?

These 5 reasons to get involved will give you the inspiration you need to get started.

We need your help

2019 is shaping up to be our busiest yet, with nearly 40% increase on Helpline contacts in the first 6 months compared to last year. Whilst it’s fantastic that more people are getting the support they need, to accommodate the ever-increasing rise in Helpline contacts, we are becoming more reliant than ever on generous donations from fundraisers like you. By fundraising for Vetlife you can help us continue to be there for anyone in the veterinary community who needs support.

Giving back feels good

Numerous studies have shown that giving money to others or to charity will put a much bigger smile on your face than spending on yourself. So its win-win! Not only will the veterinary community benefit from your Vetlife fundraiser, but you also benefit from the feel-good boost too.

“Vetlife an invaluable service which relies on public donations to run. Their work is increasingly important and the demand for their services is ever growing.”

Vetlife Fundraiser

Vetlife transforms lives

Don’t just take our word for it, read some of the stories from people who have used Vetlife’s services. It may be surprising to those outside of the profession that the veterinary community has a suicide rate 4x the national average. But to those in it, stories amongst colleagues of mental health difficulties, stress, sleep deprivation, and suicide are all too common. It’s vital that anyone who’s struggling has a safe, non-judgemental space to open up about their thoughts, and get the help they need.

“If you find yourself feeling angry, upset, or worse, then phone the Vetlife Helpline. It is a vital resource and helped me more than I can say.”

Vetlife Helpline user

Raising awareness saves lives

The awareness raised about Vetlife through fundraising is invaluable. Talking openly about mental health helps to reduce the stigma, and encourages others to open up about their own experiences and feelings. Take the time to let your colleagues know that Vetlife is here for them. You never know – it could save their life.

We can provide Vetlife branded t-shirts for fundraisers to help you spread the word. Contact ever@vetlife.org.uk to request yours.

Something for everyone!

There’s so many ways to fundraise for Vetlife. Whether you decide to bake, run, cycle, or skydive, fundraising can be a fantastic way to come together with friends, family or colleagues and have fun!

You can fundraise at a wedding, a dance, a party or a music event. And we love it when you come up with your own ideas – there really is no limit to your imagination!

Whatever you can think of, we’ll be here to support you and cheer you on.

Find more information and Vetlife sponsorship form here.

For further support with your Vetlife fundraiser, email us at ever@vetlife.org.uk