A client care advisor from a leading south-west London vet practice is going the extra mile to raise money for a charity that supports those working in the veterinary sector. 

Jimmy Ginger, who works at Linnaeus-owned Vet4Life in Teddington, is taking on the Brighton Half Marathon on Sunday (February 26) to raise money for the charity VetLife. 

VetLife provides independent, confidential and free help for everyone in the veterinary community including veterinary nurses, students and non-clinical staff. 

Jimmy, who is training as a patient care assistant with the aim of becoming a veterinary nurse, said: “I’ve only ever done a 5km so this is a big (realistically, massive!) jump for me. 

“So, I’m going to be pushing myself to get in shape and complete this journey while also raising money for VetLife. 

“Veterinary staff around the UK work so hard and sacrifice so much for their work. 

“I’m doing this for my vets, my nurses, my reception team, everyone who inspires me and looks after our little furry friends day-to-day.” 

Roxanne O’Brien, practice manager at Vet4Life in Teddington, said: “Jimmy is running for a really worthwhile cause, and with all the training he’s put in I’m sure he’ll whizz round the course.” 

Those wishing to support Jimmy can visit his Just Giving page

For more information on Vet4Life, which also has clinics in Shepperton and Teddington, visit www.vet4life.co.uk

For more information on VetLife, visit www.vetlife.org.uk

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