College ‘Takes the Lead’ for Birmingham Dogs Home 

Solihull College & University Centre’s Animal Welfare department have been raising money for Birmingham Dogs Home this past month as part of the charity’s latest campaign ‘Take the lead together’.

The fundraiser consisted of a virtual European holiday where participants committed to walking a certain number of steps or miles during National Walking Month in May. Throughout the trip fundraisers virtually visited France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Romania, Finland, Norway, Germany, Belgium and then arrived home in Great Britain. The College team helped the home reach the 6,000 miles in 31 days target.  

The College team all in Dogs Home Tshirts stood with three dogs in a classroom
The fundraising college team!

10 colleagues from the College’s Animal Welfare department volunteered to take part in the walk as well as putting on a cake sale and a raffle raising over £300. 

This is not the first time the College has helped fundraise for the charity as each Christmas the animal welfare department help create dog hampers. Participant and lecturer Vicki Griffiths commented: “We love the charity. They really promote animal welfare and responsible dog ownership.”  

Head of School for Animal Welfare & Veterinary Nursing, Claire Powell, adds: “It is always a pleasure to try different challenges to raise funds for Birmingham Dogs Home, especially in what has been a difficult few months for them. The team are firm supporters as we all know and respect the hard work they do for dogs within our local community along with the support they offer our students.” 

Find out more about the College’s Animal Welfare & Veterinary Nursing courses.