As has become the tradition at Ogilvie Fleet, we have supported charities chosen by our #TeamOgilvie members of staff this Christmas, in lieu of sending cards and gifts. To find out which charities were chosen and the work they do, click the links below:
It’s week 3 of our #OgilvieChristmas and the third charity we are supporting this year is the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.
The foundation was set up by legendary Scottish rugby lock Doddie Weir who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2017. The Foundation is committed to helping improve the lives of those affected by MND through support grants.
The charity works closely with MND Scotland and the MND Association to administer grants to help people living with MND adapt their homes and also to fund respite activities for carers.
In week 2 of our #OgilvieChristmas we are delighted to announce our support for PDSA – The Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals.
PDSA provides free and low cost vet care for those who struggle to pay treatment costs for their sick and injured pets around the UK. Ogilvie Fleet’s donation will help PDSA to:
- Operate 48 UK pet hospitals
- Administer 2.7million veterinary treatments – including 440,000 preventative treatments
- Carry out 2,000 remote consultations every day during the Coronavirus pandemic
- Support 300,000 owners and their 470,000 much loved pets
The number of people enquiring to check if they are eligible to access PDSA’s services rose by 59% during the summer and enquiries to PDSA’s Pet Hospitals from eligible owners has also increased by 81%, putting even more pressure on the charity’s already busy veterinary teams.
Paul Manktelow, one of the charity’s vets on the front line, said: “We’re experiencing the start of a pet welfare crisis, as a result of Covid-19.
“We’re now facing extremely high levels of enquiries for our services. For many sick and injured pets, whose owners are struggling financially, PDSA is their only emergency service.”
Since 2017, Ogilvie Fleet has decided not to send Christmas gifts and cards to our stakeholders, but instead support charities as chosen by Ogilvie employees. We hope all our clients, suppliers and partners agree that this is even more critical given the difficult year 2020 has been.
MND Association focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The charity aims to raise £20million every year to fund the care and research of this devastating disease. Ogilvie Fleet also supported MND Association last year and our donation contributed towards some of the incredible work they do, including:
- The care of almost 4,000 people living with the disease across 22 UK care centres
- £1.2million of support grants to 1,718 people
- 392 home visitors who provide one-to-one support
You can read more about MND Association in its latest Impact Report, including how it uses funds to improve the lives of those with the disease and its world leading research projects.