Forthcoming Charity Events ……

Moy Vets Charity Dog Walk – Sunday 14th June.

Come and join us for our 2nd Charity Dog Walk.  A long walk along the shores for the energetic dogs and owners of roughly 4.2 miles or a shorter lane walk for the less energetic or elderly dogs and owners (push chair friendly) 2.2 mile. Lots of dogs enjoying each others’ company, lots of others chatting to like minded dog lovers and a brew and a slice of cake to end it all.

The Shovels/Hambleton Charity Fun Run/Walk and Family Day Out

Many thanks to those who braved the rain and joined us to support The Brain Tumour Charity Mark Lingard Fund

All entrants got a medal, here’s Jazz showing hers off with her Brain Tumour Trust Bandana.  We had a fair few runners (who got cold and wet running through the floods that accumulated).

And our very own Kate Lingard won First Female Adult in the Race – Well done Kate!!!!

Total raised at this event so far £800.00 but more money coming in still – BIG THANK YOU!!!


St Anne’s Triathlon

Myself (Gill) from the office and Karen Hurst, a Vet who used to work at Moy Vets decided to take part in a Triathlon in 2014! Training was hard and sometimes we thought we’d never do it, but just to make sure we did go through with it we asked people for sponsorship for the Brain Tumour Trust – Mark Lingard fund. You’ll be pleased to hear that we both completed the Triathlon and in under 2 hours.  To date we have raised between us approximately £1,000.

The Shovels Hambleton Fun Run/Walk Family day

A 4 ½ mile Fun run, walk and family day

Michelle and her family, friends and work colleagues are entering the Hambleton Fun Run/Walk on Sunday 5th May

Some are running but most will be enjoying the 4.5 mile walk around Hambleton with their dogs.  Anyone welcome and we can then enjoy a burger and a pint back at the pub.  It is a great fun few hours and a fantastic way to raise awareness for The Brain Tumour Trust Charity – Mark Lingard Fund.

Please ask Michelle or any member of the practice for more details or an entry/sponsorship form

Charity Dog Walk

A Charity Dog Walk was planned from Moy Vets on Sunday 6th April, 2014.  And great fun was had by all.  There was a shorter route of 2.2 miles for the small, elderly or dogs with ailments who could only manage a certain distance.  This mainly on the lanes of Out Rawcliffe so anybody with push chairs could attend too.  The longer walk of 4.2 miles was along the lanes and onto the salt marsh where the dogs had a fabulous time off lead jumping in the puddles and cavorting in the mud.  Cakes and refreshments were available at the end of the walk and we managed to raise £200.95.


The “Brainy Bunch Team”, raising money and increasing awareness for The Brain Tumour Charity-Mark Lingard Fund, were involved with The Hambleton Fun Run/Walk on Sunday 5th May 2013.

It was cloudy and windy to start but not too cold and everyone turned up that had said they would join us. We had a team of 40 with about 13 runners and all the others walking. We had a few extra team members with at least 10 dogs joining in!

There was a fantastic atmosphere with the local radio station mascots “Chuck” and “Charlie” the chipmunks joining us, Pilling Brass band playing and lots more live entertainment with great burgers and the pub doors open for refreshments. There were many stalls of all types to browse after the run/walk. Hundreds of local people joined in to show what a wonderful caring area this is.

I estimate (from what people have said to me) that we will have raised approximately £1000. That is a massive amount for a Sunday morning of fun and festivities.

Thank you to everyone who joined the “red” team for all their hard work raising sponsorship and for giving up their bank holiday Sunday to be part of this event.


Bandana Day

On Friday, March 1st Vets, Dogs, Cats and even Guinea Pigs used their heads to support The Brain Tumour Charity.  The Team at Moy Vets in Out Rawcliffe, Thornton – Cleveleys, Hambleton and Knott  End on Sea donned colourful bandanas and donated to the Brain Tumour Charity on behalf of The Mark Lingard Fund.

Michelle put up displays at the practices to show the work that The Brain Tumour Charity does and about the bandana day itself.

The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK’s largest brain tumour charity.  It funds scientific and clinical research into brain tumours and offers information and support to those affected, while raising awareness and influencing policy.  Its aim is to improve understanding, diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours.

Over 8,500 people are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour every year and they are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.  We raised £27.31 on the day.  The collecting tin at Animal Medical Centre had donations of £129.21 and the tin at Moy Farm had £77.60 – so many thanks to all our generous clients.

Anyone wishing to findout more about the charity or who wishes to donate should visit The Brain Tumour Charity Website.

2012 EVENTS – TOTAL RAISED SO FAR £20,000.00



This fantastic cake was handmade and donated to raffle by Mrs June Whiteside. It is an amazing cake and is really a work of art, it looks too good to eat!

We are pleased to announce that the cake raffle raised a brilliant £134!

Also Christmas Donations

£10- Jackie and Stephen Cookson

£20- Mrs M Beer

£20- Karen Archer

£25- Mrs Ann Walmesley

£30- Mrs E Fallis

£100- Mrs Michelle Lingard- as a donation instead of sending Christmas cards

A huge thank you for these donations that were given in memory of Mark this Christmas.



We were invited, along with 30 other local charities to be presented with a cheque. This amazing local group, based at The Shovels Pub in Hambleton, have raised £13,500 through their annual fun run and many other events and then split this between local charities and groups tosupport the community. It was a very humbling and emotive evening hearing some amazing stories about local people and their fundraising efforts.

A friend and local horse owner (whom Mark had cared for her horses),

Lyn Lee, so very kindly nominated The Brain Tumour Charity Mark Lingard Fund.

We received a cheque for an amazing £750 – thank you so much to all local people who were involved in this.


Dublin Marathon – Meet the Head Nurse Vicky

Vicky has been with Moy Vets over 10 years! She studied and passed her Veterinary Nursing qualification with Moy which also gained her the achievement of having the highest pass rate in the country for this qualification. Vicky’s duties at Moy Vets, along with attending all the medical needs of inpatients and visitors is guiding the trainee nurses through their training. Vicky also runs a free three week course for clients who have new puppies, where clients attend three evenings for a ‘Puppy Pre-School’ we have found this to be very popular with the clients and helps them on the right road to owning a well adjusted member of the family.

This year Vicky is in training to run a Marathon in Dublin on the 29th October where she hopes to raise funds in support of the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust – Mark Lingard Fund. This is quite a big achievement for Vicky as it will be her first Marathon. Vicky actually started training for her Marathon back in May 2012 in order for her to be fit enough to compete for the event. In her training alone she will have covered an amazing 650 miles.

We wish her well. Anyone wishing to sponsor her can do so by contacting the practice for details or following the link below:



Good friend and neighbour, Lucy Elletson, really worked incredibly hard to train for and complete this run in an amazing 2hrs:55:22. She also did this to raise an incredible £1,000 for The Brain Tumour Charity Mark Lingard Fund. Well done Lucy and thank you so much!


St Oswalds Dramatists (SODS)

On Sunday 22nf July, 2012 Michelle was presented with a cheque for £1000 by Anne Markland from St Oswalds Dramatists.  This amazing amount of money had been raised at various shows and performance evenings put on by the children of SODS.  Michelle Kate and Oscar would like to extend a hige thank you to all the families who have given so generously to such a good cause.


Garden Party

On Saturday, 16th June, despite terrible weather the Garden Party organised by Janet and David Nuttall and Rebecca and Andrew Royce went ahead.  Janet magically moved the whole event indoors into a local sports hall.  The marquees, plants, colourful tables laden with food and fantastic jazz band.  The afternoon was hugely successful raising an amazing £1,481.14!  Thank you to everyone who worked so hard and to those who came and enjoyed and were so generous.

Copps Got Talent

On Saturday 16th a good friend of Michelle’s, Angie Ashcroft and Copp Church organised an incredibly entertaining evening for all the family, including singers, musicians, dancers, jugglers and even belly dancers!!  Everyone had a thoroughly good evening and raised a huge £658.45.



On Saturday, 12th a Rugby game was held at Fleetwood Rugby Club and raised £306.92 from raffles and donations by the players and spectators.  Mark played rugby and loved the game and his club, Thornton-Cleveleys were playing the local ‘rivals’ Fleetwood.  It was a lovely sunny afternoon, many retired players returned to the pitch and no doubt there were many aching bodies the next day.  A huge thank you to all the Rugby lads and supporters for being so kind and generous.  Mark would have loved the afternoon.

Great Eccleston and District Ladies Social

The NFU Social at the local Out Rawcliffe Village Hall is where Michelle gave her first public speech about The Brain Tumour Charity.  She said ‘It was nerve racking as I am not a natural public speaker but in 2 1/2 hours they raised over £1,200 half of which was for The Mark Lingard Fund, so it was worth all the nerves and emotions’.

Charity Open Day at Moy Farm Veterinary Centre

Moy Vets 20th Anniversary Charity Open Day was held on Sunday, 20th May and was a huge success raising over £4,500.  Local lad Blue Peter Presenter Barney Harwood was our special guest and he was wondrful; joining in with everything from blowing up balloons to doing our charity auction.  We are very grateful to him for spending the whole of the day with us and to all the other people who came along and helped raise such a huge sum of money.  A huge thank you must go to all staff, friends and family who contributed in so many different ways to make the day such a success.

Collection Boxes

We’ve raised £93.19 in our Veterinary Centres: Moy Vets and Animal Medical Centre.  We would like to thank all our clients who have donated during their visits to the clinics.

Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust – Mark Lingard Fund

A BIG THANK YOU: to all clients, friends and colleagues who donated at Mark’s funeral the total raised was over £3,000

ECN Bodyworks Fitness Studios

A BIG THANK YOU: to Hayley Jackson and her fitness group at ECN Bodyworks Fitness Studio’s who held a show at Blackpool Pleasure Beach on Saturday, 12th November, 2011 and raised over £2000

St Aidans High School

A BIG THANK YOU: to the pupils of St Aidans High School who raised £250.00 as part of proceeds from a ‘non-uniform’ day.

The Baek Ho Taekwondo Group

A BIG THANK YOU: to The Baek Ho Taekwondo Group from Great Eccleston who raised £714.39 with their sponsored swim at Lancaster University pool on Sunday, 2nd October 2011. A fantastic effort by many club members ranging from 6 year olds to brave parents!

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