Why get involved?
Vetlife is a charity which provides support to the veterinary community, through its Helpline, Health Support and Financial Support services. Demand for the charity’s services has been increasing year on year, with applications for financial support increasing by 85 percent since 2019. The impending cost of living crisis will mean that this support will be needed more than ever.
VMOM is an opportunity to join forces with colleagues, set a shared goal for the month, and get running, walking, swimming, cycling, or even horse-riding!
The links between exercise and mental health are well documented, so not only will you be helping support the wellbeing of others through fundraising for Vetlife, but you’ll also be boosting your own wellbeing too.
Vetlife trustee Richard Killen said: “It is well recognised how important physical activity is for wellbeing and what better way to promote within your workplace than participating in this event.
“Vetlife is a great charity with ever increasing demands on its services and it is hoped that much needed funds can be raised through the VMOM campaign. Vetlife will be grateful for any contributions to its work.”
How to take part
Firstly, decide on a challenge such as an overall distance or a total step count you will aim to reach as a team. Then, create a fundraising page through Just Giving, so you can share the link and spread the word about your event. Be sure to tag Vetlife in any pictures!
You can purchase running vests and t-shirts from Vetlife through it’s website – use code Vetlife40! for 40 percent discount. If you have any questions about fundraising for Vetlife, get in touch with via email.
Vetlife Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on: 0303 040 2551 or via anonymous email.