Penarth school girl Emma, 10, is sporting a new look this Christmas to raise money and champion animal welfare worldwide. Emma is a keen animal hero and decided to shave off all her hair to fundraise for the UK based international charity Worldwide Veterinary Service.
“I believe that animal’s lives are just as important as ours and shaving all my hair off for Worldwide Veterinary Service helps people realise that.”
Inspired by Emma’s passion for the cause, her best friend Lily heroically joined in too.
The pair of fundraising champions have raised £280 which will be used by Worldwide Veterinary Service to provide expert veterinary care and training globally.
Despite their initial trepidation, the girl’s parents are rightfully proud of their daughter’s commitment to the cause. Emma’s mum, Lucy: “I’m so proud of Emma and Lily for their commitment to raising awareness for animal welfare in this way. They are very inspiring and have loved every minute of this challenge!”
Emma is a member of the Young Vets Club, the children’s branch of Worldwide Veterinary Service which inspires the next generation of animal lovers. As part of the scheme, members receive updates and activities throughout the year, along with a cuddly toy of an animal they have sponsored.
Nicky Cook, International Education Manager at Worldwide Veterinary Service said, “Emma has been an active member of our Young Vets Club ever since she joined but this level of dedication to raise money for WVS still came as a surprise. I think they both look amazing and I can’t thank Emma and Lily enough for their efforts. Also, a huge thanks to their parents for allowing the girls to do this.”
The animal lovers in your life can become members of the Young Vets Club (head shaving optional) at www.youngvetsclub.com. Membership is £30 for the year and includes a host of fun activities and educational updates along with further opportunities to get involved.