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The Heart of PBB Awards celebrate those who hold Pet Blood Bank UK close to their hearts and have made a difference in helping us collect and supply lifesaving blood. 

Without the help of our kind supporters over the years, we wouldn’t be where we are today, and therefore we wanted to show our gratitude through the Heart of PBB Award.

One of our biggest supporters was Debra. Debra was our first member of staff back in 2007, and her passion and determination was a driving force. She lived and breathed Pet Blood Bank, and never missed an opportunity to tell others about the work we do. She went on to play an instrumental role in the setting up of our volunteering programme.

Debra sadly lost her fight against cancer in 2011. At Pet Blood Bank, we felt her legacy should live on by recognising something that was so close to her heart - the support of the supporters. Hence, the Heart of PBB Award was born.

Heart of Pet Blood Bank Categories

The Heart of PBB Award has five categories: The Bramble Craddock Award, Fundraising, Volunteering, Ambassador, and Host Venue. 

The Bramble Craddock Award 

The Bramble Craddock Award was launched in honour of our highest donating dog who sadly passed away. Bramble Craddock was a very special dog, who like many of our donors will be forever at the heart of Pet Blood Bank.

Heart of PBB was launched four years ago to recognise and celebrate the help Pet Blood Bank receives from our supporters. It seems only fitting that as well as 'human supporters' we should also recognise the phenomenal support we receive from our donors. The Bramble Craddock Award is open to all of our donors because we know as dog owners and dog lovers ourselves, just how much our dogs give to us and others.

The award celebrates the wonderful role that dogs have in our lives. Nominations will be judged on what makes your dog special.

2018-19 winner: Jack

Jack and owner Cath with their award


An individual or team who has made the most difference and raised funds for Pet Blood Bank. 

2018-19 winner: Tracey and Bailey Humphrey 

Pet Blood Bank team with Bailey and Tracey and their award


A volunteer who has gone the extra mile to make a difference. Examples include spreading the word locally, helping make donation sessions a great experience and helping us run the charity as efficiently as possible. 

2018-19 winner: Sarah Little

Sarah with her award and the Pet Blood Bank team


New for 2019-20, the Ambassador award category recognises an individual who has made a difference to Pet Blood Bank through actively supporting the charity, going the extra mile for us, and showing dedication and passion for the cause. These are people who really support Pet Blood Bank but who are not actively involved in fundraising or volunteering. 

Host Venue

A venue which provides facilities for donation sessions and supports Pet Blood Bank over and above hosting blood donation sessions. Examples include a venue which goes that extra mile to find new donors and increase awareness for Pet Blood Bank.

2018-19 winner: Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists

Pet Blood Bank team presenting Lumbry Park nurse with their award