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Stow Veterinary Surgeons take on charity challenge
STAFF from Stow Veterinary Surgeons have run, mountain biked and kayaked their way through a physical challenge to raise cash for good causes.
Receptionists Siobhan Harkness and Wendy Orchard teamed up with veterinary surgeon Carrie Collins in the Vet Charity Challenge at Pershore College.
The trio raised about £500 for charities Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, Spana and Animals Asia at the event on September 28.
Teams had to cover all the checkpoints by running up to 20km, 20 to 30km mountain biking and up to seven kilometres of kayaking as they navigated their way around the course.
Mrs Harkness, aged 49, who lives in Stow, said she would do it again next year.
“I was tough but it was enjoyable,” she said. “It was a good day. It was more just about taking part and raising funds. Our clients in particular have been amazing.
“I’ve never done anything like that before so it was a little bit challenging. It’s a really good cause because the three charities that were chosen are not very well known charities, not many people know what Hearing Dogs for the Deaf do.
“They are a really good charity. Hopefully it will highlight their case for them.”
Businesses in the area have also supported the group by donating including The Bell Inn, in Stow, Small Talk Tea Room in Bourton and building contractor Nathan Clarke.
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