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NEW CENTRE AT MAKASUTU
February 24th, 2017 - We suddenly realised that our
supporters had not seen what all the hard work and efforts for the last few years have
culminated in. We now have a lovely new centre which is made up from lots of donations.
Everything in it, makes me think of the good people who contributed to it and I daren't
start to mention names or it would go on for ever, but to everyone who contributed to it,
this is what Chris Packham saw yesterday. We have more and more patients coming in daily
and our workshops and apprenticeship scheme are starting soon. This fills us with joy as
this is exactly what it was built for, the people and animals of The Gambia. Photographs
courtesy of Jason Florio.
February 24th, 2017 -The beautiful new Makasutu
Centre, that you can see in the post above, represents a great deal of hard slog, tough
fundraising, dedication, love and commitment from a great many people, all we had to do
was to ensure that it has done them justice. So many people and efforts have gone into it,
there have been so many, who have done everything from raise money, give us goods, paint ,
varnish, clean, scrape, build flat packs etc. it looks wonderful and it is wonderful, but
so much of it has been done with help from companies like Wickes who gave us very
discounted prices on the hospital and pharmacy kitchen units, the beautiful tiles in the
reception which were made by a lovely talented neighbour, Claire Pavey. The bathrooms were
donated by Kohler Mira bathrooms, the X-Ray machine by BCF Technology and the endoscope by
Burtons. The store room is well stocked thanks to the elves and fairies from Kruuse. Vets
with Horsepower, The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust and The Elise Pilkington Trust
all donated generously towards it.
The furnishings were bought very cheaply from a restaurant
that was closing down and the beds were made by our watchman for £6 each. Fatou, our
housekeeper, sourced the cloth for the curtains and organised the tailor. It is just
amazing what can be done when every one pulls together. Someone asked me how I feel when I
walk around the centre. It reminds me of all the wonderful people who have helped in so
many different ways and that is reflected in the atmosphere of the place, which has a
peace and calm about it.
January 27th, 2017 - Many of you will
have heard of the recent problems in The Gambia, many of the youths have tried to go
"the back way" and have ended up either drowning in the Mediterranean or in
refugee camps in Europe. Unemployment in The Gambia is very high and the new Government
faces a huge task to turn things around.
We came up with the idea of an apprenticeship
scheme where unemployed youths can come and work with the GHDT and learn, then they can
take their new found knowledge back to their communities to help the animals there. The
cost of such a scheme would be £10 per week, £40 per month, or £480 per year, which
would give a young person hope and skills which he/she could use to help his community. If
you would be interested in participating in this scheme you would be given the details of
the young person that you are sponsoring and would receive a report at the end of the year
on his/her progress. You could even come to visit the person you sponsor.
This is really a unique way of helping both
people and animals and though we know that £10 per week is a large amount of money, £480
as a fundraising target is achievable. It would be a wonderful thing to do and would give
a young person hope and help with animal welfare too.
For more information about taking part in this
scheme, please contact the GHDT Office.
||POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT DOG TRAINERS!
January 20th, 2017 - We are looking for a
positive reinforcement trainer to volunteer their time to train this pup to become a
demonstration dog who could go into schools and offices and demonstrate what dogs are
It is an important position and a unique opportunity to
make a real impact on animal welfare. Airfares will be paid and board and lodging
Please contact the GHDT Office
if you are interested in helping.
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|HORSE AND DONKEY
SHOW 2017 - UPDATE
January 16th, 2017
- Due to the ongoing situation in The Gambia, the show has had to be postponed and will
take place later in the year.
If the situation permits, we will have a small local show
December 26th, 2016 - We will be holding a show on
the 22nd January, 2017, at the Abuko Showground. It will be the first show down in the new
area in which we are working and we are looking forward to getting to know the horse and
donkey owners of the area.
Judging will be carried out by overseas judges and
initially will be on condition and handling of the animals. We will gradually introduce
conformation over the next few years, but initially we want to keep it simple.
The show will enable us to give information to both the
owners and the public at large. There will be good prizes, rosettes and supreme champions
ribbons and trophies.
Animals attending will be offered headcollars and bits and
will also have access to veterinary treatment if required.
We welcome visitors and look forward to meeting supporters
there. Music will be provided by the internationally renowned kora player and musician,
Jaliba Kuyateh and some local crafts will be for sale. We look forward to seeing friends
and supporters there.
THE VITALITY 10K
January 3rd, 2017 - It is a New Year
and we need to start thinking of fundraising events to enable us to continue our work.
We have two places available in the Vitality
10K London Marathon if anyone would like to run for us? The registration fee is £30, but
if you would like to raise money for us, we would be very appreciative of your efforts.
If you are interested in running for us at
this event, which takes place on Monday, 29th May, 2017, please can you let us know as
soon as possible by contacting the GHDT Office.
For further details about the race please
visit the marathon website *HERE.
AUTUMN 2016 NEWSLETTER
October 28th, 2016 - The Autumn 2016
Newsletter is now available to read and/or download.
To access the newsletter please click here.
WORLD RABIES DAY
September 28th, 2016 - Today is World
Rabies Day and we are pleased to say that we have joined together with a number of other
Gambian organisations to celebrate the event and together we will be supporting a month
long rabies vaccination campaign throughout the country. The bulk of the work will be
carried out by the Department of Livestock Services, but we were pleased to be able to
make a contribution, both financially and with staff and equipment.
Meanwhile our little beach dogs have been
vaccinated already and are grabbing some home comforts before heading off down to the
NEW PATRON AND
September 20th, 2016 - We are
absolutely delighted to announce that three very well known and well respected people have
endorsed our work and agreed to be our patron and supporters.
Nigel Havers has very kindly agreed to be our
Patron and said, "It is a privilege to be able to call myself a patron of this
charity which from its very grass roots literally saves lives and benefits both human and
animal lives in such a holistic way. The rest of the world take note! Nigel Havers.
We are very grateful to him for his patronage.
John Humphrys has also endorsed and supports
our work, and we are extremely proud that he approves of our approach of "helping
people to help themselves" It means a great deal to us to have such support.
Canadian childrens author, Robert
Munsch, has also endorsed and supported our work, donating a signed copy of one of his
books for a fundraiser.
We would like to give them all our very
August 10th, 2016 - It is with deep
sadness that we have to announce that our beautiful Phoenix was put to sleep today. He had
been suffering from colic attacks increasingly frequently and we do not have the expertise
or the facilities and finance to possibly operate to find out what was wrong. We felt his
welfare was severely compromised so we made the sad collective decision to put him to
sleep. He was surrounded by people he knew and trusted and he is buried in the paddock in
front of the house.
We have planted a mahogany tree on his grave
and we decided that when we were all very old we would sit in its shade and remember our
beloved Phoenix. We will never forget his courage and love of life and his jaunty little
trot. RIP handsome boy, you will be missed so much.
||POINTS OF LIGHT
July 5th, 2016 - Huge
congratulations to our Charity Director, Heather Armstrong! Today her work has been
recognised by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, by being awarded a Points of Light award.
For full information, please read the 'Points of Light'
award article *HERE.
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AND ADCH ANIMAL CHARITY AWARDS 2016 - RESULTS
April 21st, 2016 - We are pleased to announce that Heather Armstrong was
the winner in the 'Animal Charity Volunteer of the Year' category in the Petplan and ADCH
Animal Charity Awards 2016.
This is truly a fantastic achievement as this year the
awards received over 6,300 nominations in total.
The winner was announced on April 20th, 2016.
For more information about the awards and results, please
FOR EQUINE HOSPITAL
||March 2nd, 2016 - Emma Meadmore has set
up a campaign to raise funds for The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust to enable us to
complete the building of an essential equine hospital in an urban area of The Gambia.
Funds are desperately needed to finish this ground breaking centre which will help to
vastly improve the welfare of the working equines in this region. The centre will be
significant by educating and increasing the Gambian veterinary capacity and providing
training opportunities for overseas vets so that they can provide the support that these
animals and their owners in this coastal region of the Gambia are sadly lacking. The
equine hospital will provide stabling for 25 in-patients, offices, a visitor centre and a
lecture room together with accommodation for volunteers, students and staff.
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.
If you are able to help that would be
wonderful, but at the very least could you please share the fundraising link so that as
many people as possible know about it. There are so many students, paravets and animals
and their families anxiously awaiting the opening of this centre that we need to get it
done as soon as possible.
To donate please click *HERE.
Thank you so much!
January 7th, 2016 - In April 2015, we
were delighted to welcome a German charity to work with us to hold a workshop for
veterinarians and veterinary assistants.
We are busy preparing for another training
workshop for students from The Gambia College. This workshop will be carried out in
partnership with a German charity called WTS. Welttierschutzstiftung (WTS) believes that
education is the most crucial and sustainable tool to create a world in which animals are
treated with respect and understanding. In co-operation with local partners, organisations
and universities they aim to enhance the standards of practical veterinary treatment,
surgical skills and profound veterinary knowledge, so they are the perfect partners for
us. We had expected 20 students, but 50 have registered to come on the course and we are
delighted at the response! It will also provide Professor Sir Horace and the youngsters
some more opportunities for socializing which they love to do when we have visitors!
November 17th, 2015 - An article about
Anna Saillet's work in the Gambia is featured in the November issue of Canadian magazine,
Horse Sport. Many thanks to Horse Sport for featuring the work of the GHDT.
For more information please visit the magazine
October 20th, 2015 - Give someone a
special gift and sponsor a horse or donkey at GHDT and help improve the lives of the
horses and donkeys of the Gambia.
For details please see our Sponsor a Horse or
Donkey page here.
January 14th, 2015 - Calling all vets
and veterinary surgeries! Do you by any chance have any surplus vaccination syringes and
needles that you no longer require? We need some for a vaccination programme we are
planning to hold. As always funds are tight, which is why we are asking for your help.
If you have any questions about donating syringes or needles, please contact the GHDT
Office at 01306 627568, or email Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust.
January 14th, 2015 - The building work
for our new centre is coming along thanks to Lawrence Williams of Mandina
Lodges. We cannot wait to begin our donkey care workshops so that we can help animals
and their owners in Western Division and the Kombos. The urban donkeys face a different
set of problems, but work equally hard.
To make a donation towards the building of the
new centre, please visit our 'Donate'
|August 20th, 2014 - Are there any
dentists around who would like a challenge? We always have a lot of exciting tooth
problems to show anyone who is interested! For more information please Contact Us.
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August 5th, 2014 - We would like to
extend our warmest congratulations to one of our Trustees, Professor Max Murray, who was
recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for
his amazing work and life time achievements.
Max has had a long association with The Gambia
and has great affection for the country and its people. He has huge enthusiasm and a power
to inspire all around him and we are immensely grateful to have him as a Trustee and very
proud that he has been given such a prestigious award.
More details about Max's career can be found
by reading this Citation **in
PDF or as a zip file
VETS WITH HORSE
June 11th, 2014 - We would like to say
a very big THANK YOU to all the companies, veterinary practices and individuals who have
so kindly sponsored Vets with Horsepower. This incredible venture has the potential to do
so much good, not only are they raising funds for us and Smile Train, but, through their
lectures at various points, these very eminent vets are also sharing their immense
knowledge and experience throughout Europe to help lots more vets to help a great many
more animals, which is truly wonderful.
We would like to thank the following
MSD Animal Health
BCF Innovative Imaging
Equine Solutions UK
World Animal Protection
British Equine Veterinary Association Trust
We would also like to thank the following
Veterinary practices and vets:
Liphook Equine Hospital
Chine House Veterinary Hospital
Hampton Veterinary Group
Bourton Vale Vets
Loch Leven Veterinary Hospital
One Vet in particular stands out, this is Patrick Sells who ran in the Liverpool Marathon
to raise funds for Vets with Horsepower and managed to raise an astounding £1650.20!
Thank you so much Pat!
We would also like to thank all the
individuals who have given their support and if you haven't but would like to, donations
can be made HERE.
Finally we would like to say a big thank you
to the Vets with Horsepower team for the incredible efforts that you are making on our
behalf. THANK YOU ALL so much and we wish you a happy and safe trip! For full details
please download the flyer and information **in PDF or as a zip file
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT ORPHAN FOALS
May 2nd, 2014 - This year, 2014, we
have had an influx of orphan foals, both horses and donkeys, and we are desperately in
need of funds to support their ongoing costs. Each foal needs milk powder for several
months, along with all the little extras such as rice bran and hay, young horse
supplements, medicines, not to mention the gas to boil the kettle for the milk and fuel to
pump the generator for water.
The overall cost to rear each orphan foal is
about £500. This puts us in a very difficult position as the cost of raising them is
almost more than the cost of buying a horse, but thankfully, we have yet to meet anyone on
our staff who can bring themselves to turn their backs on these little creatures who need
us so badly.
If you think you would be able to support us
by raising funds to help us save these foals, whether it is a sponsored ride or run, a
sponsored dog walk, a quiz, a car boot sale or a cake sale, please Contact Us for
a Fundraising Pack, or alternatively make a donation on our website via Just Giving, by
pressing the logo below:
MEDIA AWARDS 2014
February 24th, 2014 -
The GHDT was the People's Winner in the ESMA's for "Best use of social media in
Africa and Middle East".
For more information please visit the
Equestrian Social Media Awards *website.
Thank you to everyone who voted!
OFFER TO VISIT THE
NEW CENTRE AT MAKASUTU FOREST
February 15th, 2014 -
In this dreadful weather we think it is time to think of happier things. Why not come to
visit the beautiful Gambia and our centre?
Lawrence and Linda, two passionate animal
lovers who own Makasutu and who have given us some land for the new centre, have made an
incredible offer to our supporters, please see below and then begin dreaming of happier
times and book!
A SPECIAL OFFER FOR GHDT SUPPORTERS
So many of you have given your time and money
to support what The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust is doing in Gambia and would no doubt
like to see whats happening with the new project in Makasutu Forest.
Why not do this and have a holiday at the same
Mandina River Lodges, just about twenty
minutes walk through the forest from the new proposed new centre, has been described
as paradise by many of the guests who have stayed there.
Set on the banks of a wide
salt water creek which runs into the main River Gambia, with four floating lodges, a
stilted lodge over the water, three very large lodges on the edge of the forest and a
grass roofed one with a terrace out into the mangrove, this is as peaceful as it gets. A
bird-lovers heaven, and home to hundreds of different species, Mandina is a by-word
for responsible tourism, working with the local communities to provide a unique
May and June are wonderful months to visit
Gambia, when the main tourist season has finished and before the rains come in July. It is
warm and sunny and the best time of year for the wildlife who come to the area for the
water. Its practically mosquito free then as well.
Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust supporters are
being offered the holiday of a lifetime for just £125 per lodge (for two people) per
night with a full English breakfast and three course dinner included in the price. You
would also have the services of a guide for canoe trips and forest walks.
Special rates would apply for groups of 10 to 18 (maximum) people staying for a week.
Check out the Mandina River Lodges *website and book soon.
THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH LAWRENCE and LINDA, this
really is a fabulous offer.
LONG TERM VOLUNTEER REQUIRED
November 28th, 2013 - We are currently
seeking a new long term volunteer to be based in The Gambia. We always have two long term
volunteers based in The Gambia, which means that once roughly every six months we are
looking to recruit someone new to join our team. This is a very busy and challenging role
which will offer the successful candidate fantastic experience and opportunity. The
successful candidate will be based in The Gambia for one year and oversee all operations
of the charity and complete all administrative tasks required. All applicants must be
educated to a minimum of degree level, be an excellent team player, have very good
communication skills and able to think outside the box. They will be based in a remote,
rural location with very basic amenities and no electricity.
If this sounds like the type of challenge you
would enjoy being involved with, please email the GHDT Office
for further information and a job description. If you would like to apply for the
position, please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to the GHDT Office at the same
VETS WITH HORSE
November 6th, 2013 - We
are delighted that 'Vets with Horsepower' have chosen the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust as
one of their charities to raise funds for in 2014.
Vets with Horsepower are a team of 15 of the
most prestigious senior academic and practicing specialist veterinary surgeons in the
country, who will travel on motorbikes through 10 countries to deliver CPD to hundreds of
vets at veterinary schools throughout Europe.
Headed by the infamous Professor Knottenbelt from the Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital,
University of Liverpool, the team will be holding 9 separate CPD events, raising money for
us and *The
Smile Train. This will be the fourth time that Vets with Horsepower have held this
event, and to date they have already raised a phenomenal £280,000 for their chosen
charities, making a huge difference to the lives of many working equines and their owners
in some of the poorest countries in the world.
money raised for us will be used for building the new centre near Brikama and we are
extremely excited that what once was merely a dream is now getting much, much closer to
becoming a reality. We cannot express enough gratitude to the Vets with Horsepower team
and we hope that you will enjoy following their progress too. We wish the Vets with
Horsepower team every success with their event.
If you would also like to help us to raise the funds for
our new centre, don't forget that you still have time to become a member of 'The 333 Club'. Simply raise £333 for
us and you will receive a certificate of thanks and your name will be displayed at our new
centre to demonstrate our thanks.
If you would like to sponsor their journey please click HERE, or if you know of any companies who might like to provide
corporate sponsorship please contact them via their Facebook page Vets
with Horsepower CPD.
To view the 'Vets with Horsepower' flier, please click HERE.
WE WON, HEARTFELT
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED FOR US!
November 4th, 2013 - On behalf of every
member of GHDT both two legged and four legged, we would like to say a very big thank you
to every person who so kindly voted for us in the Animal Friends Insurance competition,
helping us to win £5000 for our work in The Gambia. We don't normally "nag" our
wonderful supporters as much as we did but thank you all so much for your kindness and
patience with us.
We would also like to thank *Animal
Friends Insurance for enabling us and many other animal charities, to have the chance
to win much needed funds, we are very grateful to them for their support of animal
charities. Special thanks to George Aitch for his help and support.
THANK YOU ALL from the bottom of my heart,
||September 9th, 2013 - The GHDT is now
working with Charity Choice. Charity Choice is a place where charities, donors, volunteers
and fundraisers can come together to help the many charities in the UK in a variety of
ways. Through Charity Choice you can choose how you give and which charity you give to.
They provide information on over 160,000 registered charities. This includes all charities
registered in England and Wales.
So, whether you are looking to donate to the GHDT, volunteer your time or specialist
skills, give your unwanted goods or leave a gift in your will, you are in the right place!
The Charity Choice donate facility is completely free for the GHDT
to use, so what is donated the GHDT receives.
If you would like to show your support by making a
donation, please click *HERE.
September 9th, 2013 - If you are short
of ideas for that very special Christmas gift, how about a rocking donkey? My own gorgeous
donkeys were the models for this little fellow "Babbi", but if you wanted one,
Debbie of *Jolly Rockers, who created him, can make your donkey any colour you
like. Even more exciting is that Debbie has generously agreed that a percentage of his
price will go to help Donkeys in The Gambia!
Thank you so much Debbie!
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August 17th, 2013 - We are appealing
for support for our newest arrival. Raf, a beautiful little two week old bay filly foal
was collected by our team after her mother sadly died two days ago. Our long term
volunteers are currently on round the clock feeding duties and so far the filly is doing
well. At only two weeks old it will be a difficult job to nurse her through but we will
all try our best for her.
Caring for orphan foals is a huge strain on
our resources and we would be extremely grateful for any support you are able to offer
towards her care. You can donate by text by texting FOAL22 followed by the amount you wish
to donate to 70070 (e.g. Text FOAL22 £10 to 70070). £10 is the maximum donation via text
- if you would like to give more please do so via our website.
Please help us to save this little girls life.
Thank you so much.
AMAZON WISH LIST
July 30th, 2013 - Sometimes it is nice
to know that you have purchased something in particular for a charity, so we have set up
an Amazon Wish List of essential items that we need at the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust.
If you are able to purchase any of the items on our list, we would be extremely grateful.
These are all items that we are unable to purchase in The Gambia, so must be bought in the
UK and shipped out.
To have a look at the GHDT Wish List, please
Thank you very much!
July 30th, 2013 - We are now registered
with *Charity Flowers, which means that you can now order flowers for a
loved one, and give to your favourite charity at the same time - at no extra cost to you!
Charity Flowers make beautiful bouquets of
flowers and if you select GHDT as your chosen charity they donate 15% of the purchase
price to us! You can order your flowers through their website, or by telephone on 0870
5300 600. Please always remember to quote 'GHDT' as your chosen charity to ensure that we
receive the 15% donation.
WOULD YOU GIVE A
May 13th, 2013 - The
Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust (GHDT) is aiming to open a second centre for equine welfare
and education in The Gambia, to provide their services to working animals in more urban
areas. The GHDT staff have worked tirelessly over the past 11 years to improve the lives
of working equines and their owners and the time has come to expand their services to
areas further afield.
If you would like to contribute towards this
appeal, please visit the Donate page to make a contribution HERE.
A new centre is planned, to provide essential
veterinary services and educational programmes about animal welfare. The new centre will
house a small number of in-patients who require intensive veterinary care and the GHDT are
appealing for help to fund the building of the in-patient stabling.
To erect the 10 stable building, 8000 breeze
block type bricks are required. Anna Saillet of the GHDT says "The cost of labour and
materials to make one brick is approximately £1, so we are asking people to collect up
their loose change and donate it to 'Give a Brick'. This is the equivalent cost of a large
bag of crisps, or a small snack - perhaps you could consider forgoing these things for one
day, and instead use the money to purchase a brick for our new centre."
The GHDT are already running a fundraising
initiative called The 333 Club to fund the other costs of the new centre, where they are
looking for 300 individuals, groups or organisations to each raise £333 to reach the
target of £100,000. However, the 'Give a Brick' scheme is accessible for
those who are only able to donate £1 will be helping to make a real difference to the
lives of working animals in need and their poverty stricken owners. Together we can make a
May 7th, 2013 - Many thanks to the
people who have sent us reflective jackets, they have been a great help. They are always in high demand in Gambia and we are always grateful
to receive more.
We campaign to encourage all horse and donkey
drivers to wear reflective jackets at night and to put reflectors on their carts to try
and reduce the alarming accident rate for night time drivers. The uptake has been
incredible and we are fast running out of reflective jackets. If you know of any
companies, councils, airports, police forces, fire brigades, Rotarians who use them and
who may be getting rid of their old ones, please could you tell them that we can give them
a very good and useful home. Alternatively you may be able to put a notice in your local
parish or community magazine for us. Such a simple thing, but it really does save lives.
A BRILLIANT IDEA
November 6th, 2012 - Sam Barnes, who is
a very talented pet portrait painter has offered to give 10% off any painting she does
from people who mention that they came to her via The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust.
Sam's paintings are very reasonably priced and
she really manages to catch the character of your pet. For more information and contact
details please visit the Sam Barnes Dog Paintings *website.
Thank you so much Sam!
CARTRIDGES AND TONERS
August 9th, 2012 - We are delighted to
announce that we are now able to recycle Ink Cartridges and Toners as well as mobile
phones (working and not working) to help us to raise much needed extra funds! We are able
to recycle the majority of HP, Lexmark, Canon, Samsung, Dell, Kodak and Kyosera
cartridges, but unfortunately we are not able to recycle cartridges from Epson and Konica.
If you and/or the business that you work for would be willing to donate your used
cartridges, toners or mobile phones, on behalf of the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust,
please email the GHDT Office who will organise for either freepost
envelopes or collection boxes to be sent out to you. All you need to do is fill up the box
and then the recycling company will come and collect your donated items for free!
This is a really fantastic opportunity for us
to raise some extra funds whilst also helping the environment. Please share this
information with anyone you know or any businesses using these items who may be willing to
donate them for us. We look forward to hearing from you!
YOUR GOLD 2 CASH
June 19th, 2012 - Gambia Horse and
Donkey Trust have now teamed up with YourGold2Cash - a company who convert your unwanted
gold into cash. You can find full details of how to transform unwanted gold (and other
precious metals) into cash by visiting their *website. By following their simple steps
of contacting them for a Gold to Cash pack, you can send your gold to them, fully insured,
for a free quote. If you are happy with the quote simply agree to it and receive your cash
within 24 hours! If you are not happy with the quote, your gold will be returned to you
immediately at no cost to you. By registering as a Charity it means you are able to choose
to donate part or all of the value of your gold to the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust to
help us to continue our work in The Gambia.
||June 19th, 2012 - Sadly we didn't win
our category, and were beaten by a charity called The Halo Trust who are doing incredible
work clearing land mines around the world. They really are a very deserving charity and
that was proved by the fact they then went on to win the Overall Best Charity out of all
the winners. We are very proud to have been Highly Commended by the awards and really do
feel honoured to have reached the final short list out of so many incredible entrants. It
was quite overwhelming being in a large room filled with so many people from a variety of
different charities, almost all of which are considerably larger than ours, and a real
honour to know that we were chosen to be among them.
again we would like to thank every one of our supporters who have helped us to reach where
we are today and who have given us support and assistance along the way.
|To view or download the Award
Certificate, that has been awarded to the GHDT, you can access it **in PDF or as a zip file
GIVE A CAR!
March 13th, 2012 - Have
you been wondering what to do with the scrap car in your driveway? Well wonder no more
it can be transformed into cash for the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust!
We have now joined up with Giveacar, a
non-profit social enterprise which collects unwanted and unused cars for charity
turning scrap into cash.
Regardless of their condition, cars are
collected free-of-charge nation-wide by Giveacar then sold through an online auction or
disposed of at an authorised treatment facility.
Profits from the sale are then donated to a
charity of the car owners choice. Even if the banger is scrapped, it still nets the
selected good cause around £35.
Many car owners want an easy and completely
free way to get rid of their old car. Giveacar will help them to do this in a legal and
environmentally friendly way.
All you have to do is go to the website and
organise for '*Give a Car' to come and collect your car. Then you nominate which
charity you would like to benefit from your scrap car (Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust of
course!), and that is it. Simple.
To get more details and start making a
difference, please visit '*Give a Car' or call the Giveacar Team on 0207 736 4242, quoting
Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust as your chosen charity.
Details are also available on the Give a Car
poster. You can access it **in
PDF or as a zip file
June 11th, 2011 - For anyone wanting to
go on an extra special riding holiday in Africa, we can highly recommend *Mozambique
Horse Safari. Mandy and Pat go above and beyond the call of duty for their horses. To
read a Guardian article about Mozambique Horse Safari, click *here.
November 9th, 2007 - We have teamed up
with Justgiving.com, the UKs leading online fundraising website, so you can donate
and raise funds for the GHDT online.
Using Justgiving saves us costs and reduces
our admin burden, so going online is by far the most efficient way of supporting us.
Its easy to make a single or monthly donation with a credit or debit card online:
All you need to do is click here.
Justgiving reclaims Gift Aid automatically and
pays your donation directly to us at the end of every week, and the site is secure.
Justgiving also makes it easy to raise money:
you can create an online fundraising page in minutes to collect donations for any
sponsored event or appeal.
You can create your own for any event here.
Fundraising pages are just like paper
sponsorship forms, except theyre online. Simply personalise your page with a photo
and message and email the web address to all your contacts. Friends, family, work
colleagues and anyone else, from anywhere in the world, can then make a donation using
You can create a fundraising page for
absolutely anything. You could get sponsored to run, swim, cycle, get fit, grow a
moustache or have your head shaved. The only limit is your imagination.
If you have any questions, or need any help,
you can contact the Justgiving helpdesk on 0845 021 2110 or email Monday to
Friday from 9am to 6pm.
JOIN OUR EMAIL
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join the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust email list for immediate news news and merchandise
updates, please submit your name and email address to Liz
|*** Please note,
the online news updates mailing list is in addition to the hard
copy newsletter. The hard copy newsletter only comes out a couple of times a year, but
with the online news updates mailing list, members receive ongoing updates as news is
added to the website, so it's a great way to stay informed.
There is no fee to join the news updates email group and the
details you provide will not be passed on to a third party.
If you have any questions, or if you're not sure if you're
already a member, please contact Liz Serinken for help.
eBAY FOR CHARITY
The GHDT is now fundraising with eBay for
Charity - visit our 'About My Charity' *Page. Details are also available on our
'How You Can Help' page.
** PDF FORMS
To view the PDF files, you
will need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader, free of charge from Adobe's website, if you haven't already done so. You can print the
files from the Acrobat reader.
* The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust is not responsible for
the content and/or reliability of external websites
This page was updated on Wednesday, March 15, 2017