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PetSavers Debuts at BBC Countryfile Live

03 August 2016

UK - PetSavers, the charitable arm of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, (BSAVA), will be making its first ever public appearance at this year’s BBC Countryfile Live, from 4-7 August.

The four-day event, expected to attract 80,000 visitors, takes place at Oxfordshire’s magnificent Blenheim Palace – and PetSavers, whose patron is Gyles Brandreth, will be ideally located in the Dog Arena.

Historically, the charity, started in 1974, has relied upon the generous financial support of the veterinary world. But now, PetSavers wants to bring its backstory into the public domain, to raise awareness of the vital research work the charity does into serious pet illnesses such as: kidney disease, diabetes, cancer and heart disease; funding essential treatments, medicines and cures.

Dog-friendly Countryfile Live represents the perfect ‘debut’ event for PetSavers, who will be running a free vet field clinic twice daily, where owners and their four-legged friends can get first-hand advice from friendly volunteer vets.

To showcase the PetSavers’ brand, the charity opted for a ‘Kea’ pop-up stand from UK-leading events specialists, Quadrant2Design. Kea is a robust exhibition stand with high-spec graphic panels and the reusable frame comes with Q2D’s celebrated Lifetime Guarantee.

Jane Cordier, PetSavers Fundraiser, said: “We hope that the show will help us launch into the public arena and will bring about a positive change. We want the public to understand and know what we have been doing for over 40 years and hope they take us into their hearts. This could be a big turning point for our charity.”

Patron Gyles Brandreth said: “Understanding research into human diseases and assorted health problems attracts the greatest share of available funding. But it is also important to support research into animal health and welfare, not only from a selfish point of view, because we gain so much from our pets, but because we all share the planet and should be mutually supportive.

"This funding is not going to come from governments so it is up to us as individuals to do what we can and redress the balance and help ensure that veterinary medicine continues to improve and reflect the enormous strides being made in human medical science.”

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