The owner of a pet nutrition company has visited the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) to present proceeds from his many charitable endeavours to the college’s Animal Care Trust.
Sponsored events Pooch and Mutt owner Guy Blaskey has completed on behalf of the trust over the past two years include the London Marathon, the London Triathlon, Tough Mudder and an ironman triathlon.
The Animal Care Trust is the RVC’s registered charity. It raises funds to support the college’s activities aimed at improving animal health and well-being.
The trust purchases cutting-edge equipment for the college’s hospitals and also funds the building of new facilities and the enhancement of existing hospitals.
Money raised supports RVC research into pioneering treatments for animal diseases.
Mr Blaskey presented a cheque for £1,500 and was shown around the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, one of the beneficiaries of his efforts.
He said: “Donating to the RVC Animal Care Trust is clearly a way to help animals lead happy, healthy lives, not just in the short term, as with many other charities, but in the long term.
“Helping to fund research into future cures for animal conditions, as well as helping to train the next generation of veterinary professionals is something we are very proud to help with in whatever way we can.”
After welcoming Mr Blaskey, RVC development officer Dawn Brindle said: “We are hugely grateful to Guy for taking on these enormous challenges and for his dedication to raising money for our work.”
“All our challenge event participants really do help to raise vital funds.
“Money donated allows us to care for more than 24,000 poorly pets each year in our world class animal hospitals as well as enabling us to research life-threatening conditions affecting thousands of animals.
“The £1,500 Guy has raised helps make our important work possible.”