"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted" Aesop
IMV imaging have been committed to improving animal care for over 35 years and in support the company's CSR team have been hard at work planning some exciting fundraising and environmental activities for the coming year!
As always, it's our people who go the extra lengths and help up make the difference. We are proud to have a team who continue to give, whether that be small or large donations, their valuable time and / or their energy and enthusiasm.
Red Nose Day
Starting in March with Red Nose Day, the team will be arranging some fun 'nose' activities including the popular 'guess the nose' to raise money for the cause and for staff to dress up (animal theme) to make things interesting 😂
Easter Activities & Sport's Day
We'll then be organising some Easter fun with activities designed to get staff and their families involved, followed by our long awaited Company Sport's Day. This will be full of fun and typical events such as 'tug-o-war' and 'egg and spoon' race and will be a welcome get together for the business as well as a chance to have some good ol' fashioned fun 😜
Continued Support for the Guide Dogs' Association for the Blind
We're sponsoring a gorgeous little puppy called Jackson in memory of one of our colleagues who sadly passed away in 2020.
Jackson was born on the 10th of December 2021 and will soon be placed with his Puppy Walker who will start to teach him the skills that he will need as a future guide dog. This is the beginning of a very exciting journey for Jackson. For now, he is an uncoordinated bundle of fluff, but over the next few weeks and months we look forward to sharing the beginnings of this transformation into a responsible guide dog with you.
We also look forward to sending you your first 'pupdate' when Jackson is around 12 weeks old!
Just Keep Giving!
Every hour, another person in the UK goes blind. When someone loses their sight, Guide Dogs is here to make sure they don’t lose their freedom as well.
Every pound raised makes a difference to people in the UK living with sight loss so we are working hard to raise money and to encourage everyone to support us with this, either by fundraising themselves or getting involved with our activities.
Our Just Giving Page can be found here 👉 JUST GIVING
We are only a quarter of the way to our target so it more important than ever to get involved, share, raise awareness and do anything you can!
Donate whatever you can
As Aesop once said, "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
It doesn't have to be money. It could be your time, resources or just your support 🤗
Support our colleagues!
Alan Barringer is running the Berkhamstead 1/2 marathon on the 6th of March - his first, and maybe only, attempt at that distance!
It's for a very worthy cause, one close to his heart.
So let's make it worthwhile by giving him some words of encouragement and by helping him reach his target!
What young child can resist the appeal of a cardboard box? There is good reason for this: that box can be anything – a space rocket; a car; a den; a dolls’ house; a computer.
It is something to be repurposed endlessly, limited only by the child’s imagination and by being able to engage in hands-on, open-ended, self-directed play supports children’s intellectual development and their understanding of the world they live in.
The same goes for foam packaging which can become castles, stilts or even obstacle courses.
We acknowledge that as a business we produce a lot of waste in the form of foam packaging from the Easi-Scan boxes. This is why we will be donating the materials to local schools and nurseries to be re-used in a fun and productive way.
In Other News...
IMV imaging Clinical Team to visit the Gambian Horse and Donkey Trust
Sam, Harriet and Amy are going out to Gambia from the 2nd to the 13th of March to support the Gambian Horse and Donkey Trust (who also care for small animals, and everything under the Gambian sun 😀).
They will be providing direct care to the animals in the clinics covered by the charity as well as providing learning support materials and imaging workshops to support the permanent workers and future volunteers there.
Keep your eyes peeled for updates across our social channels! 👀
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