In 2014, the Industry Branch of the New Zealand Veterinary Association came up with an idea. The purpose of the idea was to find a way of raising money for the Elizabethan Veterinary Benevolent Fund (EVBF) - a charitable trust that has been put in place by the NZVA to provide financial assistance to ‘vets in distress’ and their loved ones. The EVBF has been able to provide direct financial support or funding for professional assistance. Like all charities, the EVBF relies on donations in order to generate funds which are used to support the veterinary profession.
The Industry Branch will host a 5km Fun Run/Walk at the NZVA Conference in Hamilton in June 2018 in support of the EVBF. The inaugural fundraiser was well supported by 60 odd runners/walkers, each donating $10.00 to take part. Fun was had by all, despite the early start, and the money raised was gratefully received by the EVBF.
This year will be no different. The Industry Branch will once again be hosting the Fun Run/Walk. It will be $15 per participant to take part. When you register for the conference, be sure to register for the Fun Run/Walk too. The money collected will go to a very good cause. Let’s do better than 2014 and 2016 and aim for a minimum of 100 participants.
The Industry Branch would like to invite practices and businesses to consider matching the total amount raised ‘dollar-for-dollar,’ to increase the impact of this event. Alternatively, practices could support staff and the cause by matching their employees’ entry fee for the event.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Start/finish at Waikato River track directly behind/below Novotel. Access to the track from the Novotel area is by a wooden ramp that you can’t miss – takes you directly to the track.
Run upstream along track 2.5 km and then return.
Half way point is at Yendell Park (2.5km) and will be clearly marked and stewarded.
The conference is organised and hosted by the New Zealand Veterinary Association.
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