At Blue Cross we really appreciate our volunteers and try to help to provide positive experiences of other parts of our charity too. For Joanna, who is a vet student, this meant she was able to spend two weeks at one of our rehoming centres in Burford, Oxfordshire, where she got the chance to get lots of hands-on experience with animals and develop a working knowledge of pet health, behaviour and welfare.
Not content with devoting many, many hours of her free time to help, Joanna also took on the challenge of running the London marathon earlier this year to raise money for the sick, injured and homeless pets in our care, raising a whopping £1,800. All this effort is more than worth it, she says.
“I completed the 2017 London Marathon and am over the moon to support the charity's work and knowing first hand that the money is going to such an amazing cause. When I received my fundraising pack with leaflets, badges etc to hand out, and on the back of one of the leaflets was Blossom; a dog I had been working with at Burford on my two-week placement the previous summer. I am so pleased to be helping animals like Blossom have a brighter future.”
Without people like Joanna, we simply couldn’t carry out the vital work we do for animal welfare. To Joanna, and all our wonderful volunteers; thank you. You make the difference.
If you could give something back to pets by volunteering with Blue Cross, get in touch with our Education Team today.