Cherry Tree Vets shows its caring side for owners
A veterinary practice treating pets for cancer came to realise how many owners were coincidently also suffering from the disease.
It stirred thoughts at the Cherry Tree practice, which is based in Diss and Harleston, and the result has been a donation of more than £1,000 to terminal illness charity Marie Curie.
Veterinary practice owner Dr Marie Bouvet said: “I didn’t realise how many of our customers and families were being affected by illness and, in particular, cancer, so, as a practice, we wanted to make a donation to Marie Curie to show our support to our customers.”
In total, the practice gave £1,134.
Helen Chapman, a community fundraiser for Marie Curie, said: “We are delighted to have received such a large donation from a local business in south Norfolk.
“It’s wonderful to see the practice thinking of its customers and wanting to make a difference in this way.
“Every five minutes, someone in the UK dies without getting the care and support they need at the end of their life.”
The money raised, she added, will help the charity provide much-needed support, information and advice to help people living with a terminal illness, as well as supporting their families.
The charity was also the largest provider of funds for palliative care research in the UK, with a dedicated chronic pulmonary obstructive disease project taking place across Norfolk, she said.
Anyone wishing to follow Cherry Tree vets’ example and support Marie Curie should ring Helen Chapman on 07920 235435 or go to mariecurie.org.