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Hull Veterinary group to kick off fund-raising at Christmas light switch-on

Staff from Carr House Rescue Centre with HavenA local veterinary group will be taking to the Hedon Christmas light switch-on on 28th November in a first for the practice as part of their Christmas fund-raising events in support of Carr House Rescue and Bransby Horses.

Employees at the Haven Veterinary Group, with practices in Hull and Hedon, have been busy preparing for their stall by holding a staff pet photo shoot to create an innovative pet calendar.

Evie Beattie, senior practice administrator, organised the events and said: “The photo-shoot was great to get us in the mood for Christmas – chaos ensued but we got some superb photos!

“Please come and see us on the night and in the branches and help us to support these very deserving charities.”

During the Hedon switch-on, which takes place on November 28th, the Haven team will also be selling Christmas cards with the photographs of staff pets, cat and dog goodie bags, horse treat bags, home-made cat and dog biscuits and other surprise items.

They will also be holding an ‘Adopt a cuddly’ prize draw competition on the night.

The calendars and cards will also be on sale at both practices along with pet goodie bags from December 1, alongside raffles at both branches for a luxury hamper at Hedon and a hamper and cuddly toy at the Hull practice.

The 100 year old veterinary group is raising money for Hull-based Carr House Dog Rescue and Lincolnshire charity Bransby Horses, one of the UK’s largest equine welfare charities.

For queries regarding any areas of pet health and wellbeing, please contact Haven at Hedon on 01482 898301 or Holderness Road on 01482 376477. 

Hull Veterinary group’s Coffee Morning Fundraising Efforts

imagesStaff at a Hull Veterinary Group raised more than £500 during their Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser.

Last month, the Haven Veterinary Group hosted events at each of its two branches – Holderness Road and Hedon – where a total of £521.70 was raised from donations and cake sales for the cancer support charity.

At Hedon, the Group also hosted a tombola, a competition and sold dog and cat goody bags. Meanwhile, at the Holderness branch, pet goody bags were also on sale alongside a ‘Guess which cup has the double expresso in’ competition.

Evie Beattie, Haven’s senior practice administrator, said: “We are proud to have raised this amount for this worthy cause and all our cakes at both sites sold out – we thought they were good enough to make Mary Berry proud!

“Thank you to everyone who supported us, baked and bought our cakes and we hope to do as well for Macmillan next year.”

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillian’s biggest charity fundraising event. Last year, the same event raised £20 million for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Hull Veterinary group’s fundraising bonanza

The Haven Veterinary Group Race for Life team 2014Local and national charities are £692 better off thanks to the fundraising efforts of a team of Hull Veterinary Group employees.

Last month, staff at Haven Veterinary Group in Hedon and Hull attended the car boot sale in Paull and raised  £260 that was divided equally between Alzheimer’s Society and Hedon Rangers Pythons Under 9s football club and earlier this month, seven ladies completed the Hull Race for Life in gruelling heat and raised over £432 for national cancer charities. 

The Race for Life team comprised organiser, Senior Practice Administrator, Evie Beattie, Head Nurse, Mandy Dobbs; vets, Kim Barrow and Pippa Kaplowitch,  veterinary nurses Katy Pyle and Evie’s daughter, Reegan, a Maths intervention teacher at Archbishop Sentamu School.

Evie Beattie said: “We had a wide range of ages from 21 to 52 and varying degrees of athletic prowess, but we all shared the same enjoyment and sense of achievement at the finish.”

As a token of appreciation for the support that Haven Veterinary Group has given to Hedon Rangers Pythons in kit sponsorship and donations this season, Evie Beattie was invited to present the prizes at the end of season presentations.

Haven Veterinary Group has been treating and caring for small and large animals for over a century and its Holderness Road practice is one of only a few nurse training centres in East Yorkshire.

Hull Veterinary team work together to support local charities

Hedon Rangers Pythons U9s with Evie Beattie and Jon StoreyVets and staff at a Holderness Veterinary practice are raiding their cupboards to find saleable items for the St Andrew Church & Paull Village Hall Car Boot Sale on 3rd May.

The close knit team at Haven Veterinary Group are supporting the car boot sale to raise funds for local Under 9s football team, Hedon Rangers Pythons and Alzheimer’s Society.

Evie Beattie, Senior Practice Administrator, has organised the fund raiser and is very pleased with the amount of items that her colleagues have found to sell. 

“Haven Veterinary Group has been serving the communities of East Hull and Hedon for over 100 years and we are proud to support both local and national charities.

“In addition to our sponsorship of Hedon Rangers Pythons, we fundraise for Carr House Rescue Centre, support the annual Macmillan Coffee Morning and last year Principal Vet and Practice Owner, Jim Morris, raised over £1,000 for the British Heart Foundation by cycling from London to Paris.”

The stall will be manned by Evie, Kate Danby and Jim’s wife, Rachel Morris and Hedon Rangers Pythons manager, Jon Storey and some of the players will be on hand to help out too.

The car boot is held on the first Saturday of every month from April to October between 8am and 1pm on Paull sportsfield. Proceeds from the entry fee to the popular car boot sale are split between the St Andrew Church & Paull Village Hall for the benefit of the whole community.