Supporting those in her profession suffering from emotional, mental health or financial problems has proved the inspiration for a Cambridgshire student veterinary nurse to tackle a fundraising 10km run in London.
Katy Dickson, who works at Cromwell Vets, which has six practices across the county, recently completed the Vitality London 10,000 race in one hour and six minutes and has raised nearly £300 for VetLife.
Katy said: “Having suffered with mental health before joining the veterinary industry, I’ve only found it more important to keep it in check and encourage others to keep theirs in check as well.
“Running is one of the things I do to keep my mental health in check, usually with my dog Wally by my side, so when I saw Vetlife needed people to run for them for Vitality London 10,000, I stepped up.”
Katy, a mental health and wellbeing ambassador at Cromwell Vets, who often organises team activities for the practice, is no stranger to raising money for Vetlife, having successfully completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge earlier in the year with some colleagues.
Those wishing to donate to Katy’s Vitality London fundraiser can still do so by visiting https://2023vitalitylondon10000.enthuse.com/pf/katy-dickson-vetlife.
VetLife has been supporting the veterinary profession for some 120 years and has evolved constantly to meet the changing needs of the profession.