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Vets with Horsepower 2017

Fundraising for Vets with Horsepower

19 %
£4,821.06
raised of £25,000 target
by 135 supporters
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  • Event: Vets with Horsepower 2017, 23 Jun 2017 to 09 Jul 2017

Vets with Horsepower

We raise money for overseas equine charity to improve animal and human welfare

Charity Registration No. SCO46720

Story

The Horsepower project is the ongoing charity endurance motorcycle lecture tour by Derek Knottenbelt and his gang of the usual suspects. The Horsepower tours to date have raised over £500,000 for equine and children's charities and has improved the quality of life of both people and horses and donkeys, leading to a healthier and more productive lives. The 7th Horsepower tour takes place in the summer of 2017 and will be raising money for the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust,  the St Ethelbert's child refuge centre, and for HEROS, a UK based charity which retrains and rehomes ex racehorses to give them a life after racing. The GHDT needs a properly equipped horse box to transport the sick and injured horses and donkeys, who currently have to walk (even when they can't) to the clinic or be loaded onto unsafe pick-up trucks. They also require further educational material for their teaching centre. Last year we funded replacement of a 40 year old kitchen for St. Ethelbert's and this year we hope to fund the remaining refurbishments of their cooking and laundry facilities. The 2017 trip will take us through Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland and will cover over 3200 miles in two weeks with ten eight hour lecture stops along the way.




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