Vets urged to get active in October for Vetlife

Vets urged to get active in October for Vetlife

Vetlife has announced the launch of Active October, a campaign in which veterinary professionals are encourages to come together, get active and fundraise for the charity during the month of October.

The cost of running its dedicated Helpline, Health Support, and Financial Support services for the veterinary community is forecast to exceed the £1million mark for the first time in its history, and it is heavily reliant on donations from fundraisers.

If you’d like to support the charity’s work and hold a fundraiser, you can do so individually or as part of a team.

First, you’re asked to decide on a goal to set yourself or your team.

This could be an overall distance, a total step count, or to be active each day.

The more adventurous can set walking, running, cycling, swimming, kayaking, rock-climbing, or horse-riding goals.

Then create a fundraising page through JustGiving, so you can share the link and spread the word about your event.

Vetlife asks that you tag the charity in any pictures you share on on social media.

Vetlife Communications Officer Eve Ritchie said: “The links between physical activity and mental health are well documented.

“Active October, is the perfect opportunity to get your friends and colleagues together to boost your wellbeing and raise some much-needed funds for our charity.”

You can buy running vests and t-shirts from Vetlife through its website.

If you have any questions about fundraising for Vetlife, email: