May 22 2013 Latest news:
by Melissa York, Reporter
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Beckton vet Felix Lai got on his bike to help raise £40,000 for a charity close to his heart.
Cycling 958 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats, it took Felix 12 days as part of a team of 15 to raise the cash for Dogs for the Disabled and they are hoping to collect more.
Felix, who started the challenge on May 1 and finished on May 12, works as a vet in Companion Care Vets in the Gateway Retail Park in Claps Gate Lane.
Felix said: “Dogs for the Disabled is an amazing charity that really does transform lives and I would like to thank each and every person who has so generously sponsored me and the other members of our team - it really will make a huge difference to those individuals who rely on specially trained assistance dogs - thank you!”
Peter Gorbing, executive at the charity, said: “We are extremely grateful for the fundraising efforts of all the Companion Care staff involved.
“It costs over £19,000 to train, create, and support a Dogs for the Disabled partnership throughout its lifetime.
“The funds raised will truly transform the life of someone living with disability; providing them with confidence and independence that will open doors to fresh opportunities.”
Visit the Companion Care Vets Facebook page to find out more and donate at www.justgiving.com/team/ccvets.