Regional Community Vet Clinic launches $200,000 mycause fundraising campaign to construct non-profit veterinary facility in Mt Alexander Shire.
Regional Community Vet Clinic (RCVC), a Mt Alexander Shire based non-profit organisation, have launched their first fundraising campaign in partnership with Australian fundraising platform mycause to start construction of a purpose-built facility for pet owners in regional Victoria unable to pay veterinary costs due to financial hardship, ill health, or disability.
Castlemaine, Victoria – June 24, 2022
Regional Community Vet Clinic (RCVC) are delighted to announce that they have successfully been awarded registered charity status by The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and endorsed for Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) by the Australian Tax Office.
This announcement comes just in time for the end of the 2021-2022 financial year, as all donations to the charity over $2 are now tax deductible.
To celebrate their newfound charity status RCVC have partnered with Australian fundraising platform mycause to launch an ambitious campaign to raise $200,000 over 12 months to complete construction of a community vet clinic in Campbell’s Creek, Victoria.
“From the moment I first spoke to Adam and the team from mycause I knew instantly they were the right choice for our organisation” says founding member and secretary James Mack “I’ve been really impressed with the flexibility of their platform and the responsiveness of the team when I’ve had questions while setting up our campaign”. The fundraiser aims to double the $200,000 funding RCVC recently received from the Victorian Government to meet the organisation’s construction budget of $400,000. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of people wanting to donate to get this clinic built, but we didn’t want to start taking donations from the public until we were properly set-up and we could provide transparency and accountability via ACNC” explains James.
When asked about the importance of the clinic, co-founder Robyn Slattery said “The most vulnerable are already experiencing a degree of isolation and financial stress rarely felt. The companionship of an animal is, for many, the only interaction they may have on a daily basis. By assisting with the health of companion animals and providing a more permanent facility, we will be engaging and reconnecting with the elderly, isolated and disadvantaged in our community in a respectful and safe environment regardless of financial circumstances.”
RCVC haven’t let the lack of a permanent home stop them, over the past month the organisation has conducted a community desexing day where they neutered 31 cats from farms and independent rescuers and distributed a gift of Wagg & Purr parasite control donated by AVET Health to residents in Maldon through the local neighbourhood centre.
Veterinarian and Co-Founder Dr. Yvette Berkeley is passionate about how RCVC can not only benefit those in need but also the veterinary profession “RCVC hopes to contribute to the veterinary profession by easing the financial vs necessary treatment tensions experienced in vet clinics, at least in some small way. This can assist a profession which is losing its veterinarians, sometimes because of the tension of not being able to provide veterinary care to clients with limited resources.”
For those interested in contributing the fundraising campaign can be found at https://www.mycause.com.au/rcvc-clinic or through the RCVC homepage at https://rcvc.org.au/donate/ – With their newfound DGR status RCVC are also inviting any organisations interested in corporate giving or sponsorship to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 0493 447 394 or visit www.rcvc.org.au.
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About Regional Community Vet Clinic:
Regional Community Vet Clinic (RCVC) was founded in 2021 with the belief that companion animals play a vital role in the welfare and overall wellbeing of residents in regional communities.
Our mission is to establish facilities that provide affordable, quality veterinary care for companion animals when their owners are experiencing social disadvantage or financial hardship in Central Victoria.
Co-Founder & Secretary
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