The Donkey Sanctuary has been chosen as the Student Equine Veterinary Association of the The Royal Veterinary College Charity of the Year partnership.
The Student Equine Veterinary Association (SEVA), is a student-run society for veterinary students studying at the Royal Veterinary College who are keen to further their learning in equine medicine. They host a diverse range of talks throughout the year from external speakers as well as their own university lecturers and clinicians. In addition they hold peer teaching sessions to help boost students' confidence handling equines as well as practical revision sessions to help students pass their exams.
President of SEVA, Sarah Tompkins said, ‘We chose to support The Donkey Sanctuary as our charity for this academic year because it is well-established and many of our veterinary students undertake animal husbandry and clinical placements at Sidmouth and the Donkey Assisted Therapy Centres throughout the country. What we really hope to achieve this year with our affiliation is to not only raise much needed funds for The Donkey Sanctuary but to also encourage Royal Veterinary College students to become passionate and knowledgeable about horse and donkey medicine, welfare and research and become the equine vets, nurses and researchers of the future’.
Louise Jones, Community Fundraising Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, added: ‘We are delighted to have been chosen as SEVA’s Charity of the Year. The students have some exciting fundraising events planned for this coming academic year and every penny they raise will help The Donkey Sanctuary transform the lives of donkeys and mules worldwide’.
Contact the Community Fundraising Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org if your business, association or club would like to choose The Donkey Sanctuary as Charity of the Year.
In the UK and Europe and there are currently 6,800 animals in the charity’s care. Working in 35 countries around the world means that every donation counts towards transforming the lives of donkeys and mules. You can find out more about the work of The Donkey Sanctuary at www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/