Burns Pet Nutrition gives animal shelters and rescues the opportunity to showcase the great work they do by inviting them to apply for Burns Charity of the Year. The Burns Charity of the Year Award recognises and rewards the outstanding achievement of animal welfare organisations in both the UK and Ireland. The chosen award winners receive a large donation of nutritional food for the animals in their care, financial assistance in some cases, multiple promotional opportunities and a supportive and beneficial partnership with Burns.
John Burns, Veterinary Surgeon and founder of Burns Pet Nutrition, said:
‘Myself and the Burns Pet Nutrition team are extremely passionate about supporting and giving back to the community in any way, shape or form possible, and the same goes for charities in need of the support they aren’t currently receiving.
We are looking forward to working with the selected charities throughout 2022 and, hopefully, they will feel the benefit of the support Burns Pet Nutrition can offer.’
The Charity of the Year Award has been a yearly event since 2015, and alongside this initiative, Burns also continues to support over 30 charities long term, and also contributes multiple one-off donations throughout the year. They also have their very own in house charity, The John Burns Foundation, which runs multiple community initiatives, such as Burns by Your Side, a scheme that helps school children improve their literacy and communication skills with the aid of trained volunteers and reading dogs.
This is now closed
The Charity of the Year Award is now open for applications / Closing date 3rd of April
The previous Charity of the Year winners, Bedlington Terrier Rescue and West Cork Animal Welfare, were supported in 2020 with a donation that was invaluable through the COVID19 pandemic.
The West Cork Animal Welfare Group were delighted to be chosen as Charity of the Year Ireland in 2020, they said: ‘We at the West Cork Animal Welfare Group were so delighted to be chosen. It really gave us a great boost of confidence to know that a large company like Burns was willing to support a small rescue like ours.’