Directors, Craig Griffiths and Lawrance Bresslaw of NSV The Vet Recruiter have decided to take on a 55-mile cycle ride from London to Brighton to raise some money for our charity.
The past year has seen challenges like no other that the veterinary community have had to face, with many drastic changes incorporated into daily life. It comes as no surprise then, that Vetlife have seen an increase in the need for their services, with numerous calls and emails from the veterinary community looking for support in mental health, financial support or general wellbeing.
Lawrance said “Right now mental health is a big issue across the whole country. We are a company that specialises in veterinary recruitment, and we want to make sure we are giving something back to support the people we work with. We understand the anxieties that you as vets and vet nurses can sometimes face, and we appreciate the effort you put in. So, to support Vetlife and the veterinary community is very important to us”.
Craig added “when we spoke to Vetlife they told us that their Helpline contacts had increased by over 25% since the start of 2020, and because of the pandemic, there hasn’t been as many fundraising events, and unfortunately their funding has decreased. However, their expenditure has increased due to the additional demand for their support services and that is the point at which we thought yes we want to give something back to the profession – but also we realised how much people rely on Vetlife’s support.”
“Get fit, make a difference, come and join in”
Craig and Lawrance are encouraging the veterinary community to get involved and join them on their cycle ride fundraising journey, by either completing the cycle ride from London to Brighton alongside them in September or by creating your own virtual cycle ride that will cover the same distance if you cannot make it on the day. All abilities are welcome so don’t worry if you think you’ll be needing oxygen at the end of it! Craig offered some words of encouragement “it gives people something to focus on for their own fitness and mental health. So get fit, make a difference, come and join in”. Lawrance also added “if it’s the case that you cannot make it on the day, to share the Just Giving page with friends and family would be great and to use your networks to get the word about. The wider we can share the fundraiser, the more money we will raise for the cause”. So, get sharing people!
If you would like to join Lawrance and Craig on their fundraiser you can do so by following the link to sign up and register for the cycle ride https://www.londonbrightoncycle.co.uk/
Or you can contact Lawrance directly for more information at [email protected].
If you would like to donate to this amazing cause you can do so by clicking on the following link and visiting the Just Giving page