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Supporting the fight... Fundraising in 2015

Supporting the fight... Fundraising in 2015

The AHT is a charity and would not be able to fight disease and injury in animals without the continued support of people like you. We remain extremely grateful for your generosity.

In 2015, our combined fundraising efforts raised more than £4.41 million. Some highlights from the year include:

Newmarket Gala Race Day

Camera icon More than 250 guests attended our annual fundraising race day in our hospitality marquee at Newmarket’s July Course. For the first time we held a Charity Race, which saw seven fearless riders take on the July Course to raise funds for the AHT.

Guests gave generously to our auction and raffle, helping to raise more than £52,000 for the AHT.

UK Equestrian Awards

Camera icon Equestrian excellence was celebrated at the annual AHT UK Equestrian Awards. More than 350 people attended the evening at The Dorchester London Hotel. Winners on the night included British Horse Society President Martin Clunes and the British Pony Dressage Team.

The night is a key fundraising event in the AHT's calendar and this year raised a magnificent £120,000 for our vital work.

Anne Duchess of Westminster’s Charity

Camera icon We were the benefiting charity of the ADWC’s Race Day at Bangor-On-Dee Racecourse which our President, HRH The Princess Royal attended.

The Charity Race Day raised a further £36,000 for our research, further to the £370,000 we have previously received from ADWC for our pioneering research.

Supporter schemes

Camera icon The AHT depends on regular donations. In 2015, we were delighted to see growth in the number of donors who support our work through committed giving and thus provide vital funding for core clinical, research and education projects. Regular donors are the lifeblood of the AHT and make such a considerable difference to the lives of horses, dogs and cats.

Supporting the fight... Fundraising in 2015

Special appeals

Camera icon We focussed on funding cancer research in animals. With one in four dogs and one in six cats being diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime, we aim to improve diagnosis, treatment and prevention of animal cancers.

In addition, donations purchased a Retinal Camera, greatly assisting our glaucoma research, helping in veterinary training and in monitoring ophthalmic cases in our clinics.

Personal challenges

Camera icon Several of our amazing supporters undertook amazing challenges to raise funds:

- Fergus the dog, with Debbie and Dave, completed the 192 miles Coast to Coast Walk, raising more than £1,000

- Six runners took on the London Marathon. They raised more than £7,000

- Joanne Herbert arranged a doggy beach walk in memory of her dog, Meg, lost to Cushing’s Disease, which raised more than £1,700.

Zoe’s Journey UK

Camera icon Phenomenal fundraisers, Zoe’s Journey UK, a group of more than 600 Golden Retriever lovers – led by Jayne May, united to fight cancer in their beloved pets. In one year, the group raised more than £50,000. Golden Retriever Zoe, the group’s inspiration, passed away cancer-free in April 2016, but leaves a lasting legacy – helping to improve the lives of dogs in our unfaltering fight against cancer in dogs.

Lasting legacies

Camera icon Leaving a gift to the AHT in your Will is a lasting way to help the companion animals who so enrich our lives. Gifts in Wills allow us to plan for the future, guaranteeing that the animals we care about have the best chance of fighting disease and injury. In 2015, we gratefully received more than £2.6 million from gifts in Wills – providing half of the AHT’s annual fundraising income.

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