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Closed 05/02/2017

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£555
raised of £600 target by 14 supporters

    Weʼve raised £555 to provide veterinary treatment to working horses and donkeys in the Gambia.

    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 5th February 2017

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    Hi

    I'm James and I'm a veterinary surgeon working with horses in the East of England.

    I AM RAISING MONEY TO TRAVEL TO THE GAMBIA TO WORK WITH THE GAMBIA HORSE AND DONKEY TRUST. I WILL BE PROVIDING DESPERATELY-NEEDED VETERINARY TREATMENT TO WORKING HORSES AND DONKEYS AS WELL AS HELPING TO EDUCATE FARMERS IN HORSEMANSHIP.

    We are very lucky in the UK in that the vast majority of our horses live happy, healthy lives with nothing more demanded of them than companionship and pleasure. Whilst this is not always the case, and I have sadly seen some cases of suffering in my job, I see many, many more cases of diseases caused by obesity and easy living!

    This all could not be further from the case in the Gambia. A small country in west Africa, the Gambia suffers from severe poverty and hard-working horses and donkeys are vital to poor farmers desperately trying to scrape a living. Hard conditions, poverty, high levels of disease and no history of horsemanship in the Gambia means that many horses and donkeys lead hard, short lives plagued by injury and disease. Their poor farmer owners also suffer from this by losing the increased productivity a healthy working horse or donkey can offer.

    The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust is a charity that provides this desperately-needed veterinary treatment to working horses and donkeys. It also performs fantastic work educating the local people in how to better care for their animals. http://www.gambiahorseanddonkey.org.uk/

    Thank you for reading and please help! No matter how big or small your donation, it will help me get one step closer to providing this much-needed help.

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    • James Marshall4 years ago
      James Marshall

      James Marshall

      4 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thanks to all once again. To any that are interested, I'll be keeping a diary during my volunteering, that I will post as a blog as often as I can find internet. It's still 8 months away, but find the blog at vetgambia.blogspot.co.uk

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    • James Marshall4 years ago
      James Marshall

      James Marshall

      4 years ago

      This month crowdfunding has surprised and impressed me. Thanks so much to all those who donated! There's still one day left where you can donate, so if anyone else out there has even a tiny bit to spare, please help! The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust is a great cause and I can't wait to get out there to help them.

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    • James Marshall4 years ago
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      James Marshall

      4 years ago

      Thanks so much to everybody who has donated! Half way to the target. Good news from The Gambia in that the political unrest looks to be resolving. The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust have continued their work through all of this. Here's the latest case photo from their FB page - still helping!

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    • James Marshall4 years ago
      James Marshall

      James Marshall

      4 years ago

      Troubled times in the Gambia at the moment. I hope that this will not prevent my trip. As long as the GHDT is still operating and wanting volunteers, and flights are still happening I plan to go. The people will need help more than ever. We should all hope that this doesn't descend into violence and that politicians do the right thing. https://www.facebook.com/gambiahorseanddonkey/?hc_ref=SEARCH http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-38650266

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    14

    • Kaye Latham

      Kaye Latham

      Feb 5, 2017

      HiI wish I had the same skills to be able to help the street dogs in these countries Good luck

      £10.00

    • Diane Cawthorne

      Diane Cawthorne

      Feb 5, 2017

      Hi James this is from grandad

      £50.00

    • Diane Cawthorne

      Diane Cawthorne

      Feb 5, 2017

      Hi this is from grandma

      £50.00

    • Lizzy

      Lizzy

      Feb 5, 2017

      Eee orrr. Good luck brother.

      £10.00

    • Diane Cawthorne

      Diane Cawthorne

      Feb 4, 2017

      Good luck

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 4, 2017

    • Fiona Hogg

      Fiona Hogg

      Feb 4, 2017

      £25.00

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