Solihull vet group raises £75k for charities affected by Coronavirus crisis - The Solihull Observer

Solihull vet group raises £75k for charities affected by Coronavirus crisis

Solihull Editorial 11th Jun, 2020   0

VET group Linnaeus has distributed £75,000 among its practices across the UK to donate to charities affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Solihull-based veterinary group, which has 39 primary care practices and 11 referral centres around the country, made the decision alongside parent company Mars Veterinary Health Group.

The total sum has been split across the UK-wide Linnaeus teams, who decided among themselves which charities would benefit, with 61 donations being made.

Those receiving support from Linnaeus include Cats Protection, RSPCA, Street Vet and Blue Cross, along with a large number of smaller organisations in practice localities.

Charities across the country have been hit hard by a lack of donations this year, as many tighten their belts due to the Coronavirus pandemic, with the National Council for Voluntary Organisations estimating a significant funding gap throughout 2020.

Emma Barnes, chief operating officer at Linnaeus, said the group was delighted to be able to lend support to the dozens of charities benefitting from donations.

She said: “As part of Mars Veterinary Health, our whole ethos is ‘making a better world for pets, as pets make it a better world for us’.

“As such, it seemed only right we should try to do something for those animal charities which have seen a lot of their funding streams dry up as a result of COVID-19.

“We hope the donations we have been able to make go some way to helping ease the strain on those charities which provide a wide range of essential help, care and services to the animal world.”

For more information about Linnaeus, visit or search for Linnaeus on LinkedIn.


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