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16th May, 2022

Solihull College & University Centre takes the lead in aid of Birmingham Dogs Home

Ross Crawford 4th Jul, 2021 Updated: 6th Jul, 2021

SOLIHULL College and University Centre’s Animal Welfare department have been raising money for Birmingham Dogs Home this past month as part of the charity’s latest campaign ‘Take the lead together’.

The fund-raiser consisted of a virtual European holiday where participants committed to walking a certain number of steps or miles during National Walking Month in May.

Throughout the trip fundraisers virtually visited France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Romania, Finland, Norway, Germany, Belgium and then arrived home in Great Britain.

The college team helped the home reach the 6,000 miles in the 31 days target.

Ten colleagues from the college’s animal welfare department volunteered to take part in the walk as well as putting on a cake sale and a raffle raising more than £300.

And this was not the first time the college has helped raise funds for the charity as each Christmas the animal welfare department help create dog hampers.

Lecturer Vicki Griffiths said: “We love the charity. They really promote animal welfare and responsible dog ownership.”

Head of school for animal welfare and veterinary nursing, Claire Powell, added: “It is always a pleasure to try different challenges to raise funds for Birmingham Dogs Home, especially in what has been a difficult few months for them.

“The team are firm supporters as we all know and respect the hard work they do for dogs within our local community along with the support they offer our students.”

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