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Up for a challenge?

We would like to thank everyone for being so supportive of WVI during what is a difficult time for everyone. We know the coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us in unimaginable ways and we hope you and your loved ones are safe and well.

As you can imagine funding for vital conservation projects has been severed as a result of the current health crisis.

This means critical disease surveillance projects for elephants in Chad or leopards in Nepal can no longer take place.

Saving species from extinction is a complicated puzzle.There’s no quick fix. Now, more than ever, wildlife veterinary experts are crucial for helping to control disease and understand how diseases are transmitted.

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Are You Up for a Challenge?

Fundraising events across the UK have been cancelled due to the pandemic. That’s why Wildlife Vets International is taking part in the 2.6 Challenge – a nationwide challenge on the day that the London Marathon was due to take place (26th April).

Taking part is easy.

1)     Pick a challenge – just get thinking of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 and complete it on or from Sunday April 26. It could be running 2.6 miles round your garden, doing 26 press ups or even bench pressing 26 kilos. The options are endless. Remember to follow Government guidelines.

2)     Set up a fundraising page on either Virgin Money Giving or Just Giving. Don’t forget to ensure Wildlife Vets International is your chosen charity!

3)     Ask your friends and family to sponsor you£2.60, £26 or even £260 to help Wildlife Vets International.

4)     Do your challenge and share a photo or video on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge, #wildlifevets and tagging @WildlifeVetsInt

Taking part in a 2.6 Challenge means you can help train more people on the conservation front line to use veterinary science so that wildlife can survive and thrive.

We may physically apart, but we can stay connected doing a 2.6 Challenge. I do hope you and your family will be able to take part.

Best wishes from all of us at WVI.