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raised of £5,000 target by 105 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to help save our Exmoor Pony Project. You can support this Urgent Appeal for the Exmoor Pony Project by donating as little as £2. Thank you!

Minehead
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The coronavirus has vastly reduced our ability to raise funds to care for and manage these beautiful ponies. I am passionate about this ancient breed and have been working to help save endangered Exmoor ponies for nearly two decades. I take no salary for doing this, so any money donated goes directly towards feeding and caring for the ponies in this project.

The Exmoor Pony Project began in 2013 when we discovered critically endangered Exmoor pony foals in jeopardy across Exmoor. We now have over 30 beautiful Exmoor ponies in our care and we need help to keep this this extremely worthwhile project going. Like many other not-for-profit conservation projects - this is an extremely difficult time when normal income streams have dried up. Yet the overheads continue relentlessly. Please help us out if you can. Thank you.

The Exmoor Pony Project includes young orphan and rescue foals, nurturing them through tricky periods and back to full health so they can enjoy life to the full here in the herds. We've also taken on older ponies who have found themselves in trouble - and we are helping to safeguard important endangered genetics.

The ponies live in settled herds where we have evolved a management system enabling them to live as freely and naturally as possible, with their health and wellbeing a priority. There are many ponies here in the project who would not be here today without it.

This is an informal, not-for-profit project which needs donations and sponsorship to keep going. We'd appreciate a hand with this JustGiving Appeal at this critical time.

We also have a Patreon Scheme at www.Patreon.com/ExmoorPonyProject where you are welcome to join if you'd like to make a regular contribution and receive updates and video clips about the ponies and the project.

If you'd like to read more about some of the individual Exmoor ponies here in the Exmoor Pony Project then please visit this link: https://www.wildponywhispering.co.uk/sponsoring-exmoor-ponies

Thank you for your support with this crowdfunding appeal!

(You can find regular updates about the Exmoor Pony Project on the Exmoor Pony Project Facebook page).

The Exmoor Pony Project features at around 2 mins into this 20 April 2020 Mail+ Planet SOS episode, where I talk with environmentalist, James Glancy, about the plight of animals conservation projects. Some lovely clips of the ponies too! https://www.mailplus.co.uk/tv/planetsos/5098/the-tigers-who-contracted-covid-19-and-the-perilous-plight-of-british-zoos-in-lockdown-on-a-brilliant-new-episode-of-planet-sos

Here are some video clips of the ponies!

Thank you for your support!

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  • Dawn Westcott19 days ago
    Dawn Westcott

    Dawn Westcott

    19 days ago

    Dear Exmoor Pony Project Supporters - in these extraordinary times, I'm incredibly grateful for your support. There is still no sign of Government coronavirus support for animal conservation projects like ours and your donations are literally a lifeline. For this reason, I am opening up the April video update that I've done for the Exmoor Pony Project Patrons (www.Patreon.comExmoorPonyProject) to everyone, so you can gain some insights into the lives of some of our Exmoor ponies and what we're doing . See it at https://youtu.be/xCD7AS9XZgk

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  • Dawn Westcott19 days ago
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    Dawn Westcott

    19 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Fantastic news! Thanks to our amazing Exmoor Pony Project supporters we've now reached 50% of our target to raise £5000 for the ponies. Please help promote awareness of this urgent appeal so we can keep going and achieve the target. Thank you for your support.

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  • Dawn Westcott1 month ago
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    Dawn Westcott

    1 month ago
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Page last updated on: 5/17/2020 11.55

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105

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 17, 2020

    I hope you meet the target to help you continue your wonderful work.

    £50.00

  • Nikki

    Nikki

    May 16, 2020

    The work you do is so wonderful. It’s so important to support everyone working with animals at this very difficult time. They seem to have been completely forgotten

    £40.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 16, 2020

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 13, 2020

    Please keep up good work

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 12, 2020

    Thank you for the work you are doing to save the ponies.

    £50.00

  • Sue

    Sue

    May 11, 2020

    Good luck with this, hope you reach your goal.

    £20.00

  • Linda

    Linda

    May 11, 2020

    £30.00

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The Exmoor Pony Project was founded by Nick and Dawn Westcott in 2013 to help safeguard critically endangered moorbred Exmoor ponies, particularly foals coming off the moor whose lives were at risk

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