Each year Wangford Veterinary Clinic makes a commitment to helping local people, their pets and the many homeless and unwanted animals in our many overflowing rescue centres.
This money raised through events such as Strutt Your Mutt Charity Dog Day, appeals such as Poppies on 4 Paws and Santa Paws. New this year was Wangford Vets Walking for Cancer Researcg UK. In addition to this we hold in-house events such as Emergency Pet First Aid evenings.
The team sponsor Hearing Dog Varley who lives locally and is a client at Wangford Veterinary Clinic also Hearing Dog puppies, Forrest and Rusty and enjoy following their training, as they grow to become life- hearing dog'
Total raised so far this year - 2023
*Santa Paws: With your help has raised £1,758 and we have just given these six charities £293 each:
*Marine and Wildlife Rescue Trust - Donation of transport boxes *Greyhound Rescue Trust – Eastern Counties *Norfolk and Suffolk Animal Rescue Trust
*Cat Protection Famlingham and Saxmundham Branch *Cat Angels – Lowestoft *Suffolk Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Charities
Also donated a collection of food treats and items given to Cats Protection, Norfolk and Suffolk Animal Rescue Trust, Cat Angels and Eastern Counties Greyhound Trust from our Santa Paws Appeal.
Strutt Your Mutt, Coastal - £3,300 divided between Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and the Lowland Search and Rescue Team. Plus lots of donations of pet foods to Waveney Food Bank.
Wangford Vets Walk for Cancer Research UK - £2,769.68
Brampton Plough Day Dog Show – raising funds for the Southwold RNLI £175.30
Poppies on 4 Paws – donations raised from the sale of red and purple poppies to the Royal British Legion and Hounds for Heroes
Fundraising Calendar – £660 to go to Street Vet
Santa Paws Appeal – donations to feed pets this Christmas and New Year
Thank you to everyone for your wonderful support
On Sunday 17th September, Walter and many of the Wangford Vets team, friends, family and clients walked from Southwold Habour across the bridge to Walberswick and then a circular route of 7 + miles between the villages of Walberswick and Dunwich.
This beautiful coastal path took us through marshland, woodland and then back along the beach. We have raised an amazing £2,813.18 through sponsorship and donations for Cancer Research UK
This year Wangford Veterinary Clinic became an Investor in Wildlife with Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Like everyone, we were shocked and horrified by events in Ukraine, so we set up this fundraising appeal to try to get funds where they were needed as quickly as possible.
We asked clients and friends for support and everyone was amazing, raising the fantastic amount of £1,430 then Walter made the total amount up to £3,000.
The money was divided equally between the British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal and the PETA dedicated Ukraine Appeal to help the homeless and traumatised animals in war torn areas.
A massive thank you from Walter and the Wangford Vets team to everyone for their wonderful support.
With the help of our wonderful clients and animal lovers from throughout the community Wangford Veterinary Clinic have been able to give a donations of £250 to eight different rescue charities, who care for a range of stray, abandoned, unwanted and injured animals including wildlife.
The benefiting charities this year (2023) are Cats Protection, Saxmundham and Framlingham, Greyhound Trust - Eastern Counties, Suffolk Prickles Hedgehog Rescue, Seal and Bird Rescue Trust, Cat Angels - Lowestoft and Norfolk and Suffolk Animal Rescue Trust.
Every year we also organise a Christmas collection of food, toys and blankets to be distributed locally, helping homeless and unwanted animals. These are distributed in time to be used over the holiday period.
Tea Parties, Raffles and Open Days - We hold regular fundraising get-togethers and thoroughly enjoy meeting our clients on a more social basis. Pet hamper raffles are another firm favorite that bring in a good deal of money for our charities.
We attend local events from village fetes to country shows - The team at Wangford Veterinary Clinic are committed to promoting the very best of pet health care within our local community and attend a number of events each year which take us outside of the practice. We can often be found at village fetes judging the dog show or at larger events such as Brampton Plough Day. The team will be there with games such as our Doggie Lucky Dip, Under Water Retrieve as well as running the fun dog show.
Strutt Your Mutt Dog Day and Walks - Our largest event by far is Strutt Your Mutt Dog Day and Walk which we organise ourselves and raise considerable sums of money for charity. The whole day is about dogs and celebrates the relationships that we share with them. Have a look at www.struttyourmutt.co.uk for more information.
This year the event took place slightly earlier in the year, on Sunday 30th April 20th 2023 Strutt Your Mutt Dog Day for the very first time was held at the East Point Pavilion and Royal Green, Lowestoft. The event has always seen a large number of visitors at Benacre and now for the first time we are introducing Strutt Your Mutt Coastal. The event was really well attended and enjoyed by all. There was no entrance fee at this venue, however we still raised £3,300 which was shared between Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and the Lowland Search and Rescue Team.
Pictured below - A fantastic day with a huge amount of support from the local community and further afield. The event raised a record breaking £9659.56 for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
2018 I cant believe it, didn't think we could top last year but we did and we had an amazing day and raised an unbelievable £9,659.56 for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
2017 Our best so far - fantastic atmosphere, amazing day. We raised a massive £6147.33 for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
2016 Raised £4571.21 for Dogs for Good.
2015 We raised £3400.00 from this event and it will be shared between Dogs for the Disabled and Hounds for Heroes
2014 we raised £5340.00 for Hounds for Heroes
2013 we raised £4800.00 for Hounds for Heroes
2012 £2000.00 for St Elizabeth Hospice
2011 £2991.00 for Waveney Hospice Care