6%
£415raised of £6,000 target by 11 supporters

Weʼre raising £6,000 to help horses that have been rescued in the Spanish Pyrenees

Location
Fiscal, Spain
Time left
104 days to go

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We are a family that are interested in preserving life!
We have rescued 12 horses to date in Sobrarbe in Aragon. All have come to us in need of a home, love, food and shelter. The majority of them are more than 25 years old and have given years of service to humans in this remote mountain area - now we feel it is time for us to give back to them!

When we arrived here in 2012, it wasn't our intention to start a refuge for horses but Maggie, our Irish cob, sent out a call to horses that needed our help in the area, she knew why we had come here!
You can read more about our story of the early days by following this link:
https://www.horseconscious.com/inspiration/helios-a-home-for-horses-in-the-spanish-pyrenees/

We have been funding the care of these amazing animals ourselves since then but we are struggling to continue renting land and buying hay.
It costs us 2€ a day to feed a horse.
Raising this money would mean that we are supported in doing this work

We have lots of ideas for money making initiatives that will hopefully sustain us in the future and we see our project developing and growing into a Natural Park for horses.

To give you a taster : We would like to offer retreats and courses, as well as camping holidays in this beautiful area, equine therapy and a vegan cafe ( a first in this part of the world!!!!) are just some of our ideas.

We would also like to re-home some of the horses if we can, making space for others that find their way to us.

Please feel free to give whatever you can for the preservation of life and allow these animals and others to live out the rest of their days in peace.

For further information about our project please go to our Facebook page Helios - a home for horses and humans or Helios- un hogar para caballos y humanos.

In anticipation we are extremely grateful for any donations we receive and we can keep you up to date with our development.

Thank you,
Tom & Julia

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  • Julia Ventham

    Julia Ventham

    8 hours ago

    Julia Ventham

    Every donation makes a big difference no matter how small. Please help us to reach our target. Thank you. Xxxx

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    Julia Ventham

    11 hours ago

    Julia Ventham

    Just another reminder of our page, please share it if you haven't already. Our project is pioneering change in a very harsh part of Spain. We want to make a difference. Please give what you can - between £2 -£10 shared amongst 600 people and we've reached our target!!! We are so grateful to those who have given generously already. Thank you xxxxx

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  • Julia Ventham

    Julia Ventham

    7 days ago

    Julia Ventham

    Thank you everyone so far - the donations are coming in and we are so excited! We can do this!!! We see the development of the project in 3 phases: 1~sustaining what we have developed so far. Our target of £6000 is to keep the project going through this phase 2~ To find investors to buy a large piece of land, that can be put into a Trust - A natural park for horses 3~ To be self sufficient on the land. To start income generating projects. Phase 1&2 we hope to accomplish in 2017. With your help I believe we can.

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 10, 2016

    Here's a little something to add to the pot to help in your wonderful inspiring work! Love xxxx

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 4, 2016

    You go girl ( & boy ).xxx

  • Miranda Chitty

    Miranda Chitty

    Dec 3, 2016

    Well done for your doing what you are doing, I take my hat off. Best wishes to you for Christmas xxx

    £30.00

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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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