Vets go commando
A TEAM of staff from a North Somerset veterinary group has helped raise vital funds for charity during a recent extreme challenge.
A total of eights vets, nurses and receptionists from Watkins and Tasker surgeries took part in the Commando Challenge for the Devon Air Ambulance and raised �1,500 for the cause.
The group, which has surgeries in Nailsea, Portishead and Yatton, named its team the Veterinary Vikings for the test, which saw its members take on a 4km Royal Marines endurance training course near Exeter.
Complete with mud hazards, hill climbing, low tunnels and obstacles resulting in participants being submerged under water, the course proved a huge challenge for all those taking part.
Vet Steve Tasker said: “This world-famous assault course is only open to the public once a year so it was too good an opportunity to miss.
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“We were all just thankful to have completed the course in one piece. To have then found out we raised such a large amount of money for the charity is just fantastic.”
The Veterinary Vikings have now signed-up for next year’s 10km challenge, for which they have already begun training.
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