Representation and Education

Send A Cow


This year the BCVA has pledged to support Send a Cow and raise £20,000 for their projects. I am inviting you all as BCVA members to join our President, David Barrett, and live below the poverty line for one week.

The message is simple, there are 220 million hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa, and because of this malnutrition 31% of under 5’s have been affected by stunting.

I am asking you to join our David and live on £1.50 a day for all food and drink for five days.

Perhaps you could get the whole practice together and do it as a team or get your friends and family involved. The official week will be 18—22 February, however you’re welcome to do the challenge at a time that works for you.

We challenge you all to raise £150 from friends and family for your event.

You can set up your Just Giving page here, simply select ‘Start Fundraising’ to set up your page. As always the team at Send a Cow are on hand to help you with anything you might need such as recipes, collection tins, cow ears or balloons.

If you’re unable to join in the challenge you can make a donation here. Likewise, if you would rather organise your own event, join the Ride London team, order some collection tins for your practice or support Send a Cow in a different way get in touch with Catherine.

The BCVA has once again chosen Send a Cow as its official charity for 2018/19. Already we have raised over £60,000 which has been a transformative sum of money for those in Africa that they help. Members of the BCVA have run, cycled and hiked their way across the country over the past couple of years and we want to grow on that again this year.

We know that you don’t all enjoy endurance events but you each have your unique interests and things you can do to raise money. We will have several events over the year including our challenge to 'Live Below the Line' where our president Professor David Barrett will be attempting to feed himself on £1 a day for 5 days.

This year we would like to raise at least £20,000 for Send a Cow. This equates to just £15 for each BCVA member.

You can donate through the Donate Now button at the top of the page or you can link our site (address below) to your fundraising page for any specific events or challenges you may be undertaking throughout the year using the ‘Be a fundraiser’ link.

Please at least click on the Donate Now button and take the time to watch the video.


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