A very Happy New Year to all of you.
Let’s give thanks for having survived 2020 and here’s hoping that 2021 will be much better for everyone.
To see this year out with resounding success we finished our Valkiria Project, organised in conjunction with Alhama Council, which brought a ray of sunshine to the lives of 8 vulnerable ladies who had suffered from gender-related violence and also our star project with the small children from Early Learning Development. Financing of both was voted for by the good neighbours of Alhama to come from public funds.
We raised the money to pay for Dottie’s operation and post-op treatment thanks to a brilliant initiative run by a 10 year-old boy called Javier. He heard about Dottie’s condition, which wasn’t a hernia, but life-threatening sepsis due to an infection around a huge splinter that had stuck into her belly. Javier sold enough bracelets to raise the amazing sum of 150€. His mum, his teachers and Dottie are really proud of him. Javier’s contribution, together with the money from my birthday fundraiser, covered all the costs and Dottie is well and happy, also so much slimmer that we can now see her lovely eyes
Our last project of 2020 is a free course to form volunteers. The idea of this course, co-financed by Alhama Council Social Services, is to teach volunteers how to make sure that animal welfare is a priority in their work whilst learning how to participate in sessions of Horse Assisted Therapy. Part of the course will be online and there will be practical work with Cavalli Foundation rescued horses at our centre in La Costera de Alhama.
The children’s bilingual story book: Nevado, The Cock-A-Doodle-Doo Who Lost His Voice is now on sale. You can either pick up a copy from Cavalli Foundation, or we can post one, (price plus package and post).
The 9 rescued broiler hens that came to us have been named as a dedication to nine admirable women who are part of the spirit of Cavalli. A group of Pony Club kids helped to build a small paddock for them so that they can come out of the chicken coop to take the sun safely, without getting trampled by the horses. These poor little hens don’t know what freedom is, or horses, or other dangers. All they knew was being caged up. Most of them are doing very well in natural surroundings despite genetic interference.
We held one Camp in December and another will be 7th-9th January (tbc).
January Pony Club mornings 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th & 9th.
For information about our activities keep your eyes on our website www.cavallifoundation.org, Facebook and Instagram or you can Whatsapp or call us on 00 34 636 172 198
Our new email address is email@example.com
Donations to Cavalli Foundation
Bank transfer ES26 1491 0001 2720 5929 3726
Swift code TRIOESMMXXX
Website or Facebook – press the ‘donate’ button for Paypal or make a telephone donation via Bizum 636172198
Please contact us if you would like to be a Cavalli Foundation volunteer. We and all the animals would be very grateful for your help and generosity.