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£3,770
raised of £3,500 target by 82 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,770 to buy 600 bales of hay for 34 critically endangered Skyrian horses

    Funded on Saturday, 28th December 2019

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    We are Emma and Katie, two of the many volunteers who support Skyros Island Horse Trust. Due to our belief in this project, we want to offer our support once more by giving a helping hand to raise the money for 600 bales of hay for the 34 critically endangered Skyrian horses at the project. Amanda Simpson and Stathis Katsarelias have dedicated the last 14 years of their lives, at great cost to themselves, to conserving this ancient and critically endangered rare breed through their project on the island of Skyros in Greece. They also aim to improve horse welfare on the island and set an example of best practice to the local community and the international volunteers.

    Each donation enables the Skyrian horses in Amanda and Stathis’ care to continue to thrive at the farm and extends the impact of the project to the wider community, both in Skyros and through international volunteers. There are no paid administration or farm staff at the project: it is run entirely by volunteers out of passion for our cause, so every penny of your donation goes straight to the horses.

    Finding the funds to care for 34 hungry horses is a constant challenge, so we hope that you will support us with your generosity during this Christmas hay appeal. This year we received a small European grant aimed at rare breed conservation, but it is only a drop in the ocean, and it is just not enough to buy all the hay we need for the year. So we’re asking for your help.

    We need to raise £3500 to purchase:

    - 600 bales of hay @ approx. 7 euros each

    - 26 syringes of wormer for 34 small horses

    Any funds raised over the £3500 mark will be very well spent. This extra money will be put towards annual essential medical supplies, the continual maintenance of shelters and farm equipment and help with veterinary and dental care.

    Each donor will receive a Thank You message via JustGiving and we will also thank donors publicly on our Facebook page twice a week. This year we also hope to offer you a little Christmas cheer with a beautiful Skyrian Horse Christmas themed piece of artwork, generously created by volunteer Emma, that can be used as an email Christmas card or table decoration. Please message us on Facebook or email skyrosislandhorsetrust@gmail.com to receive yours.

    For further information about the project please visit https://skyrosislandhorsetrust.com/ and like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/friendsoftheskyrianhorse/) to keep updated about life on the farm.

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    • Kathleen Davis2 months ago
      Kathleen Davis

      Kathleen Davis

      2 months ago

      We are blown away by your generosity as we are receiving extra donations over our target amount 😱 We are so incredibly grateful as any extra funds are so valuable to us and will go into a fund for essential veterinary supplies, such as worming paste and vitamin mineral blocks. We now have available to download this beautiful Christmas Skyrian Horse artwork kindly made by volunteer Emma. Please message our Facebook page or email skyrosislandhorsetrust@gmail.com to receive it as a downloadable image. Merry Christmas 💓 Καλά Χριστούγεννα 🎄🎉💫

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    • Kathleen Davis2 months ago
      Kathleen Davis

      Kathleen Davis

      2 months ago

      WE DID IT!!! 🙌 A deeply heartfelt THANK YOU from all at Friends of the Skyrian Horse for your support and generosity 💓 Thanks to you we now have the funds to see the herd through the winter ❄️ We have had our first lorry of oaten hay delivered and ordered 75 bales of Alfalfa from a local supplier (for our older mares as it helps them sustain weight as we come into the colder part of winter) and a large lorry of orchard hay to be delivered towards mid to late January. Thank you all so very much, our heavenly host of Skyrian Horse Angels 👼 💞

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    • Kathleen Davis2 months ago
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      2 months ago

      'Tis the season to be jolly! Evenos is jumping for joy! An enormous THANK YOU to all of you who have supported our crowdfunder. Thanks to your generosity and support we have achieved 84% of our target - our Christmas haystack is almost complete! Our 34 critically endangered Skyrian horses, Stathis, Amanda and the volunteers are so grateful to you for believing in us and our cause. It is your support that allows the project to continue and thrive. If you can, please help us reach 100% by sharing our campaign. We would greatly appreciate it.

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    82

    • Kathleen Davis

      Kathleen Davis

      Dec 27, 2019

      Happy Christmas from my Auntie Jo, Uncle Mick and cousins Rosina and Peter xxxx

      £20.00

    • Berit Westgård

      Berit Westgård

      Dec 26, 2019

      To the Skyrians from my icelandic boys.

      £20.00

    • Stella Howard

      Stella Howard

      Dec 25, 2019

      £10.00

    • Bob

      Bob

      Dec 25, 2019

      £20.00

    • Teresa McDonell

      Teresa McDonell

      Dec 24, 2019

      So proud of all the tireless work Amanda and Stathis do for this rare, little-known breed. The world is a better place because of them 🐴 🌍

      £20.00

    • Charlotte Nevison

      Charlotte Nevison

      Dec 24, 2019

      Great work ! Happy xmas Charlotte x

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 24, 2019

      Keep up the great work!Merry Christmas

      £100.00

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