Vet Student takes on Rat Race for Vetlife!

Andrè Brenn and Pavla Haylock
Andrè Brenn and Pavla Haylock

Second year Vet student Andrè Brenn and his mother Pavla Haylock are planning to take on the Rat Race – a 20-mile assault course with over 200 obstacles to fundraise for Vetlife.

Entering the veterinary community, Andrè was shocked by the prevalence of mental health issues and suicide rate within the profession.

Andrè Explains, “Relatively speaking, 18 months is a short time, however, the number of people who I know who have suffered with mental health issues, and unfortunately some dying by suicide, is no longer countable on my two hands.”

By fundraising for Vetlife, Andrè hopes that he can help the charity to thrive, and also says he is supporting Vetlife “so that my fellow students, colleagues and myself have the reassurances, should we ever need help it will be there”.

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.

You can donate to Andrè and Pavla’s fundraiser via their Just Giving page

Interested in fundraising for Vetlife? Learn more here.