2013 Heart of PBB Winners
387 Veterinary Centre has been announced as the winner of the Host Venue category.
387 go above and beyond to get new donors through the doors AND ensure their suitability. They have run familiarisation sessions so donors know what to expect at a donation session, and have appealed through not only their practice but also via local media. They have also played a pivotal role in representing World Blood Donor Day in 2012 (first year for us running this campaign) with one of their clients, Gail Wright, talking to local media about the importance of giving blood for her and her much loved canine companion, Maggi Mae.
Claire Murgatroyd, now a permanent member of the PBB Team, has been announced as the winner of the Volunteering category.
Claire began her journey with us as a donor owner, regularly taking her GSD 'boys' to our Chine House session. She then went onto volunteer not only at this session but also in the office. Claire also threw herself into fundraising for the cause and spreading the word amongst other large dog owners; including an interview with regional BBC Radio. Her enthusiasm and dedication to PBB is second to none, and we are delighted that she is now permanently with PBB as our Session Coordinator.
Clorissa Paul has been announced as the winner of the Fundraising category.
Clorissa has been raising funds for PBB since 2008, and who very much feels part of the 'PBB family'.
Clorissa runs an annual dog show, which she is committed to running every year in memory of her beloved companion, Molly. All proceeds go to PBB from this show. She also spreads the word at a local level not only through advertising her show, the Obelisk Companion Dog Show *Formerly Billing Aquadrome* but also through radio and leafleting to name but a few. She regularly brought her dog along to donate until he reached retirement age, and has volunteered at one session.
Clorissa has raised in excess of £2,000 since 2008. (Clorissa sadly missed out on the Award in 2012 to Kate James and Brian Hildick-Smith from Rowe Veterinary Group.)