Companion Animal Health’s Dorian Cook Takes on the Edinburgh Marathon for WVS

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Companion Animal Health’s Dorian Cook Takes on the Edinburgh Marathon for WVS

Mon 19th Feb 2018

Dorian Cook is a marathon enthusiast who has been a great supporter of WVS for many years! Working for Companion Animal Health, Dorian has already been part of the fantastic team that enabled our Thai ITC to be equipped with a brand new Litecure therapy laser, and now he's taking on a new challenge to fundraise for animals in need! We caught up with him to find out why he's taking on the Edinburgh Marathon for WVS... 

I’ve been aware of the fantastic, lifesaving work that the WVS staff do over the world for a number of years and am constantly amazed by the selfless enthusiasm of Luke and all the team at WVS.

I began working more closely with WVS in my role with Companion Animal Health when we got involved with supplying a therapy laser to the Thailand ITC. In addition to giving veterinarians and volunteers across the world experience at using this relatively new modality of treatment, it has clearly had a huge amount of use and success in healing traumatic injuries which are sadly quite commonplace in such regions.

Having seen the benefit WVS bring to suffering animals and their commitment to educating their peers, I felt inspired to help the team raise funds for the organisation through my marathon running so that they can expand the magnificent work that they do.

In the past I have run a number of marathons but never in Scotland – I think Edinburgh is a magnificent city and the marathon itself in May is the second biggest in the UK, raising a huge amount of funds for a variety of charities.

Hopefully with it being a relatively flat course, and if the wind is in a favorable direction along the coast, I might get a decent time, and raise much needed funds for WVS at the same time! 

To find out more about Dorian's story, or to donate to help support him on this challenge, please visit his Justgiving page!