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Provost Vets Take on Half Marathon to Raise Money for WVS

Thu 18th Oct 2018

The awesome team from Provost Vet Group in St Andrews recently took on the Scottish Half Marathon to raise vital funds to support our projects all over the world! As a team they've raised an incredible £1,394 and we're so thankful for their support!! Rosie tells us more!

We took part in the Scottish Half Marathon In Edinburgh on September 23rd 2018 as a team from Provost Vets. We chose WVS because one of our vets has a personal connection with the charity having previously volunteered with them. We as a team are keen to support an animal welfare charity and were so impressed with the work WVS did that we decided to fundraise for them. 

The worldwide work WVS does is fantastic. We are so pleased to hear of the work helping wildlife and running dog/cat neutering and vaccinating! However, the education of veterinary staff and local populations is also so important. We wish we could be more of a part of this charity but unfortunately home and work commitments mean that we can’t. We hope our financial support will help to continue this vital and inspiring work. 

To prepare for the challenge, we all trained individually and them met up for weekend park runs to check on our progress. Some of us followed training plans and others were just winging it but it all paid off in the end! 

This challenge has brought us closer together as a team, as well as motivated us all to get fit! And raise money for charity of course! 

For anyone else considering a challenge like this, we advise people do their research and to choose a charity they are passionate about and believe in - this has really helped us to focus on our training and keep us running! Knowing that we're helping animals on the other side of the world just by running a marathon together really makes it all worth it and helps inspire us as veterinary staff.

It's been a tough training challenge for an incredibly worthwhile cause! 

If you've been inspired by the Provost team and would like to take on a challenge to support WVS, get in touch with us today! Maybe you're also part of a vet practice and would like to team up to raise money for animals in need? There's plenty of challenges to choose from and you'll work better as a team as a result!