This is the Orkney Carriage Driving Groups adopted charity.
Please have a look at their site for up to date information on what they're really about and how to help!
They can be found at:http://www.gambiahorseanddonkey.org.uk/
Actor Anthony Head is one of their spokes persons, please help him help them at: http://www.anthonyhead.org/gambiatrust.html
(Where you can also hear his radio interview and much more AH stuff, including TT Team Centre information)
We will update this page as we get information through from them. Please check it regularly and help if you can.
Although this is a Horse and Donkey charity It is much further reaching than this. They help the Gambia people (who are amongst the poorest in Africa) by showing them how to care for their equines, thereby improving the prospect of their whole family. (A healthy horse can increase a family's income by 500% - saving lives and enhancing futures).
The appalling conditions seen in these animals are mostly caused by misunderstanding and lack of knowledge in equine care and lack of adequate harness and provisions. Some of the most horrific injuries are caused by "good" intentions. It is this lack of understanding and knowledge which is tackled by the Trust, helping people to help their animals: which in turn help them and their families.
How can you help?
Any items of tack lying around unused in your tack room - could save the life of a Gambia horse or Donkey and allow a Gambia farmer to look after his family!
Please see the list of most useful items below:-
* Pony/Cob riding bridles
* Head collars
* 4/5" snaffle bits (a perennial need)
* numnahs (used for padding under)
* normal webbing or 3 fold leather girths (any size)
* stirrup leathers (sound leather, pairs not essential)
* Any 'fur' fabric for making covers for the girths when the
* horses/donkeys have wounds or are thin. Any colour, any sized pieces. (any furry under blanket from beds!?!!? - Those make about 16 girth covers)
if you have another kind of tack/harness lying around: why not sell it and donate the proceeds to the Trust, if it's not feasible to transport the items directly to them?