Christmas charity competition – a roaring success

Every year we choose a local charity to receive the donations from our Christmas charity competition. This year we chose West Northumberland Food bank who are a vital service to hundreds of homes in West Northumberland and Tynedale. We set an initial target of £300 over our two week competition but it was evident on day 2 that this was going to be easily achieved due to the incredible generosity of our wonderful clients.

At the end of the two weeks, we have a JustGiving fundraiser total of £700.00, which is incredible. We raised a further £68.00 from collection boxes at our branches, and as a practice we donated £150.00 of pet food to the food bank. As a Vets in Hexham, Stocksfield and Bellingham, we understand that pet food is a soaring cost too, so we were delighted to donate over 140 tins of pet food, 20 bags of dry food and some Christmas treats!

Our competition winners were over the moon with the prizes they won and we will of course be holding our annual competition again next Christmas.

In the meantime, if you would still like to donate to the West Northumberland Food Bank then you can do so by donating to them directly. You’ll find the link here.

Thank you again to all those who donated to this wonderful charity!