We would like to say a big thank you to Helen Purdam, Lesa Potten and the Hall Veterinary Surgery in Canberra. Helen and Lesa, the owners of the clinic, chose AMRRIC as the clinic’s charity back in 2009 and have been supporting our work ever since. Andrew Purdam (Helen's husband) also donates privately to AMRRIC. We’re really grateful for such dedicated and ongoing support, which helps AMRRIC continue our work in some of Australia’s most isolated communities.
In addition, Hall Veterinary Surgery staff have generously contributed their skills, experience and dedication by volunteering with the Canberra Mob - Indigenous Dog Health group, which travels twice a year to the Utopia community in the Northern Territory to deliver desexing and anti-parasite programs. Staff have also volunteered in other veterinary programs in Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.
Surgery owner Helen has volunteered with our programs in Yuendumu in the Central Desert, saying that "I went to Yuendumu in the hope of making a contribution toward better dog health and to experience the Tanami desert, however I came away with much more."
The Hall Veterinary Surgery’s continued support plays a vital role is allowing AMRRIC to coordinate veterinary and education programs in rural and remote Indigenous communities.
If you or your clinic would like to support AMRRIC’s work through workplace giving or community fundraising events please contact our Fundraising Manager Mary Paton.