Nurses are being urged to support a roadshow to raise awareness and funds for a UK-based charity that works to improve the welfare of dogs in Afghanistan.
BVNA’s regional coordinators (RCOs) have organised a roadshow in support of the association’s 2014 chosen charity Nowzad, and are calling on local VNs to get involved.
The evenings will feature talks from ex-Royal Marine and Nowzad founder Sergeant “Pen” Farthing, as well as raffles and manufacturer stands.
Calling for support for her event, roadshow organiser and BVNA past-president Donna Lewis told Vetsonline: “After reading all about what Nowzad is and reading Pen’s book One Dog at a Time, I would really like to show some real support for this charity – I would like to pack my venue to the rafters to help this wonderful charity.”
She added: “I am asking for £1 door money, which will go directly to Nowzad. I will have raffles and fundraisers on the night; I will also invite some drug reps so the delegates can do a bit of freebie shopping and, of course, networking.”
BVNA’s Nowzad roadshow events (and RCO details) include:
- May 7, The Animal Management Centre, Cannington Centre for Land-based Studies, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- May 8, Abbeydale Vetlink Veterinary Training Ltd, Monmouth, contact email@example.com
- May 9, Carmarthen Veterinary Centre, Carmarthen, contact Pippasteansrvn@hotmail.co.uk
- May 13, Lynwood School of Veterinary Nursing, Dorchester, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- May 15, Sanctuary Veterinary Centre, Portsmouth, contact email@example.com
- May 22, Hadlow College, Kent, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- May 24, Myerscough College, Preston, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- May 27, Meridian School, Royston, contact email@example.com
- May 28, Welshpool Livestock Sales, Welshpool, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- June 8, Colchester Zoo, Essex, contact Lindsraven@yahoo.co.uk