The president of Vetlife has received an “invaluable” donation of £2,500 to fund the organisation’s activities.

Vetlife president Geoff Little receives the results of the efforts of Tour de Vets cyclists Mike Brampton and Alasdair Hotston-Moore.
Vetlife president Geoff Little receives a cheque for £2,500 from Tour de Vet cyclists Mike Brampton and Alasdair Hotston-Moore.

Geoff Little was presented with a cheque at London Vet Show in November by Thames Medical managing director Mike Brampton and Alasdair Hotston-Moore, head of surgical referrals at Bath Vet Referrals.

Vets on tour

Together with vet Peter Dobromylskyj, the duo had raised the money on their Scottish Tour de Vet, a blood pressure coaching/CPD tour starting in Worthing and ending at the Vet Trust Conference in Stirling three weeks – and 1,300 miles – later.

According to Mr Little, Vetlife is experiencing an ever increasing number of requests for support from the veterinary community.

Thanking the ardent cyclists, he said: “Such impressive efforts in raising funds are invaluable in terms of helping those members of our profession who are seeking help.”

He also expressed his envy on hearing of the places the tour had visited – especially some of the Scottish Isles – until he learned more about the hills and the weather with which the cyclists had had to contend.


Vetlife receives requests for help primarily through its helpline, anonymised email service and website. The helpline is manned 24/7, 365 days a year by trained members of the profession.

For more information about the tour and/or Vetlife, visit the Thames Medical or Vetlife websites.

  • If you need confidential support, call the Vetlife helpline on 0303 040 2551.
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