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Closed 25/03/2017

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£1,280raised of £6,000 target by 42 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,280 to help towards creating a secure fund for the horses food and living supplies while we prepare the next part of the project.

    Location
    Fiscal, Spain
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 25th March 2017

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    Story

    We are a family dedicated to preserving life. In 2012 we walked a thousand miles, all the way from Sussex in the UK to the Spanish Pyrenees, with our Irish Cob, Maggie…after eleven years of managing Plawhatch a Biodynamic Farm.

    It was not our intention to start a refuge for horses but, when we arrived here, Maggie sent out a call to horses that needed our help in the area. She knew why we had come here! Before long Maggie’s call was answered and the Helios Home for Horses and Humans was born.

    So far, we have rescued 12 horses in Sobrarbe, Aragon, most of them over 25 years old. Every horse has come to us in need of a home, love, food and shelter, all happily provided. Each horse has given years of service to humans in this remote mountain area and we feel it is time for us to give back to them!

    You can read more about our story including our vision, experience and how we care for the horses via this link:
    https://www.horseconscious.com/inspiration/helios-a-home-for-horses-in-the-spanish-pyrenees/

    You can also find us on Facebook: Helios - a home for horses and humans/ Helios- un hogar para caballos y humanos (http://tinyurl.com/helioshorse) ~ full of updates and images.

    Until now, we have been funding the care of these amazing animals entirely ourselves but we are currently struggling to meet the outgoings on renting land and buying hay.
    It costs us 2€ a day to feed a horse~ This initial figure we are raising will give us the support we need in saving and enhancing the lives of horses. It will cover the horses needs for the next 8 months while we hone the details of our 3 stage business plan and fund-raising strategies to sustain and develop this work. Our ultimate longer term goal is to create a Natural Park for horses!

    In anticipation, we are extremely grateful for any donations we receive and we will keep you up to date with our progress.

    Thank you,
    Tom & Julia



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    • Julia Ventham

      Julia Ventham

      4 months ago

      Julia Ventham

      Money is a form of energy and 42 waves of supportive energy have lapped our shores over these past 3 months - deep, deep thanks to you all for raising this amount, for sharing our posts and for all your beautiful words. The money raised will pay for the grazing land and feed the horses hay. Helios will continue thanks to all of you and we are really positive about our future. There is an invitation to you all to come and visit the horses and see what we do and where we are - an amazing holiday destination! 🐴❤

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    • Julia Ventham

      Julia Ventham

      4 months ago

      Julia Ventham

      11 hours to go - thank you so much for the last few donations that have come in - Marion Briggs, Malcolm Boyland. There still time if you would like to give to these amazing animals!

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    • Julia Ventham

      Julia Ventham

      4 months ago

      Julia Ventham

      After 3 months of this crowdfunding page we are in the final 48 hours - thanks everyone for sharing our story and supporting us in so many ways. There's still time to donate and share, it's not over yet!

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    • Julia Ventham

      Julia Ventham

      4 months ago

      Julia Ventham

      So Helios started in 2012 with our Irish Cob Maggie - she was the inspiration and still is for our project. If it wasn't for her the other horses wouldn't have found their way to us I'm sure. Our crowdfunding is nearing its end but even though we haven't reached our target the money we've raised will help Maggie and her herd enormously. Huge thanks to everyone who has donated so far. Maggie and her friends are very grateful.

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    Supporters

    42

    • Malcolm Boyland

      Malcolm Boyland

      Mar 24, 2017

      Good luck. I hope you have a late rally to help you.

      £30.00

    • Marion Briggs

      Marion Briggs

      Mar 24, 2017

      Hello Julia, wishing you all the best in your endeavour. It looks beautiful where you are and it's such a lovely thing to do.

      £10.00

    • Rose Carpenter

      Rose Carpenter

      Mar 21, 2017

      Hi darling Sorry can't be more..Love you xx

      £20.00

    • barry durdant-hollamby

      barry durdant-hollamby

      Mar 21, 2017

      Wishing you both every success, it's beautiful work you're doing - let's get that target!!!

      £30.00

    • Kim McCabe

      Kim McCabe

      Mar 20, 2017

      Translating love for you guys and your work into grass and horsey medicine. With love from all of us.

    • Jean and Adrian

      Jean and Adrian

      Mar 20, 2017

      every little helps

      £10.00

    • Marjorie Chilton

      Marjorie Chilton

      Mar 20, 2017

      Final fling.!!!! Much love ❤️ Marge.xxxxxx

      £50.00

    About the fundraiser
    Julia Ventham

    Julia Ventham

    Fiscal, Spain

    I grew up in Sussex. Spent 3 years volunteering in Zambia. I have raised 2 amazing children. Lived for 11 years on a biodynamic farm, trained as a teacher and then a meditation instructor! Walked 1000miles to Spain with 2 dogs, a horse and a teenager! I love life xxxxxx

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