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Hull veterinary group announces Nice 2b Nice as its charity of the year

Hull veterinary group announces local charity Nice 2b Nice as its charity of the year


A Hull and Holderness veterinary group has announced that it has adopted Hull organisationNice 2b Nice as its charity of the year for 2018.


Haven Veterinary Group celebrated its sponsorship of Lewis, the charity's Support Dog, by welcoming the eight month old Labrador, and owner David Freer, to its Hedon practice on 23rdJanuary.


Nice 2b Nicesupports disadvantaged children under the age of 16 living in the Hull and East-Riding area and will use therapy dog, Lewis tobring comfort to sick children and those with learning disabilities once he has completed his training in March.


Haven will be sponsoring Lewis' routine medical care during the year and the fundraising team hopes to raise a significant amount through a series of fundraising activities, including vet Pippa Kaplowitch and nurse Emma Wyndham who will complete the national Three Peaks Challenge for the charity.


Lisa Dibnah, from Haven's accounts department is a member of the charity committee who heard of a local charity that was starting a new venture with a therapy dog.


Lisa said: "I found out aboutNice 2b Nicethrough a friend whose son had attended a ‘surprise day' at his primary school and it was clear that this charity is making a big impression on people's lives.


"In the past, we have held numerous fundraising events throughout the year for different charities, but this year, we all agreed that we could make a bigger impact by supporting a single local charity that really makes a difference in the community.


"It's great to supportNice 2b Nice as it is a charity that is just beginning to take therapy dogs into hospitals, hospices, schools, and other places dogs are not usually allowed, in order to cheer people up.


Lisa concluded: "We hope that it's a cause that many of our clients will be keen to get involved with too, as animal lovers."


David Freer establishedNice 2b Nice in 2014 after campaigning to raise funds to replace a boy's stolen wheelchair.


The charity helps to provide financial support, organise surprise days, operates a respite centre and care home and offers a therapy dog service.


David said: "We're delighted that Haven has chosen to support us and Lewis.


"Dogs like Lewis spread a lot of happiness and provide a mental lift for those who are hospitalised or receiving medical treatment at home," he added.


"During his training, Lewis has had a great effect on the children we support and, once he's fully trained, we'd like to help many more children."


To find out more about supporting Nice 2b Nice or booking a visit from Lewis


Haven Veterinary Group in Hedon treats equine, farm and small animals and the sister practice in Holderness Road, Hull, looks after small animals and reptiles.


For more details and to enquire about services at Haven Veterinary Group, callthe Hedon practice on 01482898301andthe Holderness Road practice on01482 376477.






Photo:L to R Kerrie Morley Hayley Bateman Lisa Dibnah and Pippa Kaplowitch with Lewis the Support Dog Haven Veterinary Group team with Lewis



For more information or to arrange an interview with Lisa Dibnah or Hayley Bateman please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on:


Direct line: 01430 871360

Mobile: 07971 961574



Notes to Editors

  1. For more information about Haven Veterinary Group, please

  2. For more information about Haven Veterinary Group's forthcoming charity events, follow theFacebook,TwitterandYouTubeprofiles.

  3. For more information about HavenVeterinary Group Hedon, please call 01482898301. The Hedon practice is Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)Equine General Practice - Ambulatoryaccredited andoffers equine services. It also specialises in large and small animals.

  4. For more information about Haven Veterinary Group Holderness Road, please call 01482 376477. The Holderness Road practice specialises in small animals and is one of the eleven Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Approved Training Centre for nurses in East Yorkshire.

  5. To find out more about Nice 2b Nice and Lewis the therapy dog, please see the charity'sFacebook,Twitter,InstagramandYouTubeprofiles.