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Big win for small animal vets in inter-practice charity Tetrathlon

A determined team of small animal vets at Abbey Equine Clinic, based in Abergavenny, South Wales, beat their equine vet colleagues with four seconds to spare in a tough two-day tetrathlon last week. The event has raised over £1500 for the children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent

The challenge comprised two teams of eight veterinary staff pitting their sporting prowess against each other with a 10k bike ride, a 400m swim, a 5k run and then a Preliminary dressage test. It was organised by Bryony Lovell-Williams, Office Manager at Abbey Equine Clinic who has had personal contact with CLIC Sargent and is a big supporter of the charity’s work.  Bryony’s mum has written a children’s book ‘Under the Fountain’ about a boy with leukaemia and is campaigning to get them into hospitals to help affected children.  

 Bryony reports: “Unfortunately the equine team was beaten at the last by the small animal team although we did raise the most money! We all had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Congratulations to the smallies and special mentions to Nick Hooton MRCVS who won the swimming, Sian Tranter MRCVS who won the dressage, Lottie Hunter SVN who won the run and Emma Hynes MRCVS who blazed the cycling! The outstanding award for the weekend went to Emily Dibble SVN for a brilliant run after quitting smoking to do it. Over £1500 was raised for CLIC Sargent by our athletic staff. We'd like to thank all our generous supporters including clients and drug companies for helping us support this fantastic cause.”

It’s not too late to show your support and make a donation please call Abbey Vets on 01873 840069.

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