Last weekend (22-23rd July) the Veterinary Voices Hiking Group set off on the National 3 Peaks Challenge in aid of Vetlife.
Co-founders Paul Horwood and Robyn Lowe, a veterinary surgeon and registered veterinary nurse, guided the group across Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.
The team started at Ben Nevis and then drove overnight to Scafell where they enjoyed a moonlit hike, guided by their head torches, to the summit. Accompanied by a spectacular sun rise on the descent of Scafell the team then travelled to the Snowdonia mountain range and made for the summit of Snowdon in horrendous conditions including persistent horizontal rain and high winds.
The group of 11, many of whom have never met before this event, have been raising money for Vetlife. The Veterinary Voices Hiking Group team Just Giving page has currently raised over £3400 for the charity and will continue to fundraise over the year at various events they organise.
The group set up to get the profession out and about has been growing well since it was founded. Now, with more than 1 thousand members who post about their walking or hiking adventures and charity events, the community is growing daily.
The aim is to get the profession walking and talking, facilitating local and national network links, forge friendships and connections to allow veterinary professionals to have a better support system around them.
You can get involved and join the hiking group here.
Support the Just Giving page here.