Funds for Essential Equine Hospital
The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust was set up in 2002 by two truly inspirational British sisters who were brought up in the Gambia, Stella Marsden and the charity’s director Heather Armstrong. Heather was dealt an enormous blow in 2008 with the untimely death of Stella and to this day she works tirelessly, without taking a salary, to provide help to tens of thousands of working equines in the Gambia and to alleviate their suffering. The Gambia is one of the poorest countries in West Africa and without healthy working animals that are used for farming and transport, the families find it extremely difficult to earn a living. A healthy working animal can increase a farming family’s income by 500 %. Over the past 14 years Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust have provided treatment and assistance to some 70,000 animals.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
DONATE – please donate any amount that you can spare so that we can alleviate equine suffering and improve the lives of the Gambian people
FUNDRAISING EVENTS – cake sales, sponsored marathons, jumble sales, karaoke evening, quiz nights, horse and dog shows, recycling – the list is endless of events to raise funds
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Here is what your contribution can help towards
Installing solar power, fencing and poles, glass for windows, stable fittings including mosquito netting, paint, rubber matting, sand, cement, hay to fill the barn, wages for local labour, plumbing and electrical installations, transport costs. Our biggest expense will be £10,000 that is needed to roof the new stable blocks.
The donkeys are provided on loan to the families in need, and the project manager travels to visit all of the donkeys every month to ensure they are being properly taken care of, and to provide veterinary treatment if required.