Staff at Abbey Equine Clinic take part in tetrathlon to raise more than £1,500 for children’s cancer charity.

The small animal team at Abbey Equine Clinic bagged the bragging rights after beating their equine colleagues in a two-day tetrathlon.

But it was a close run thing with just four seconds separating the two teams, who are based in Abergavenny in south Wales.

The event has raised more than £1,500 for the children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent, and the challenge comprised two teams of eight veterinary staff pitting their sporting prowess against each other with a 10km bike ride, a 400m swim, a 5km run and then a preliminary dressage test.

It was organised by Bryony Lovell-Williams, office manager at Abbey Equine Clinic, who has had personal contact with CLIC Sargent and is a big supporter of the charity’s work. 

Bryony’s mother has written a children’s book, Under the Fountain, about a boy with leukaemia and is campaigning to get the book into hospitals to help affected children.

Bryony said: “Unfortunately, the equine team was beaten at the last minute by the small animal team, although we did raise the most money. We all had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

“Congratulations to the smallies and special mentions to Nick Hooton MRCVS who won the swimming, Sian Tranter MRCVS who won the dressage, Lottie Hunter SVN who won the run and Emma Hynes MRCVS who blazed the cycling.

“The outstanding award for the weekend went to Emily Dibble SVN for a brilliant run after quitting smoking to do it.

“We’d like to thank all our generous supporters including clients and drug companies for helping us support this fantastic cause.”

However, it’s still not too late to show your support. You can call Abbey Vets on 01873 840069 to make a donation.

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