Just after Christmas, we received a wonderful letter from Mrs Averil Jarvis, Chief Executive and founder of The Cinnamon Trust. Mrs Jarvis wrote to thank us for all our hard work over the year and to let us know they would be investing the money we raised in a therapeutic laser device. This new piece of equipment will be used by their vets and nurses for a whole range of geriatric pet ailments at their bereavement sanctuaries.
We chose The Cinnamon Trust to be our ‘2017 Charity of the Year’ as it’s very close to our hearts. We see a lot of elderly pet owners at our practices and it’s comforting to know there is an organisation out there dedicated to putting the needs of the elderly and their pets first.
Throughout last year, our team organised a variety of fundraising activities, including a raffle, a donation drive to collect goods for bereaved pets at their sanctuaries, and the sale of Clent Hills branded air fresheners.
We ended the year spectacularly with a pantomime – an adaptation of ‘The Wizard of Oz’, produced by and starring our vets, nurses and customer care advisors. The panto, which took place on December 2nd at Fairfield Village Hall, was a huge success, with many people asking us when the next one would be!
Just before Christmas, we presented Janet Morgan, a volunteer from The Cinnamon Trust, with a giant cheque for £2090.81, which was money raised from panto ticket sales, donations and the raffle on the night.
All in all, with the help of our clients too, last year we raised a total of £2217 for the Charity and were delighted to hear news about what they were planning to spend it on.
We know only too well how beneficial laser treatment can be, especially for older pets as the most common musculoskeletal problem they suffer from is arthritis. Laser therapy can help to relieve pain, ease the joints and improve mobility.
Even though we have chosen a new charity to focus on this year, we’re going to be keeping in touch with The Cinnamon Trust and the fantastic work they do.
Main photo L to R: Clent Hills Vets’ practice manager & director Rebekka Fiorani, and vet Hayley Mckenzie, present a giant cheque for £2090.81 to Janet Morgan – a local volunteer from The Cinnamon Trust.