Spread the SCIENCE! Not the Virus!
By Mark Andrews
Since 2010 the Vets with Horsepower team have been raising funds for charities in their own inimitable style - travelling the world on motorbikes and delivering high quality education to vets and owners. Last year’s trip fell victim to COVID-19. Not to be thwarted this year, they have planned a record-breaking marathon of COVID Protected Development (CPD) lectures on equine veterinary topics to be delivered over 25 hours non-stop on April 29, 2021.
Registration is in return for a donation which goes to support their chosen charities. They explain:
“Since spring of 2020, we have not been able to raise funds for charities in our usual, slightly crazy way. However, charities do struggle and need money now more than ever. If you can, please donate today. All funds raised will go directly to our fantastic charities:
“Ethelberth Youth and Childcare Centre in South Africa - Over the years the Vets with Horsepower team have provided support for Ethelbert children’s home and youth care centre in South Africa. This fantastic charity looks after children in their time of need and provides them with a safe home away from home so they are able to continue their education and look ahead to a bright future if and when they are reunited with their families.
“Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust - Providing veterinary care to working animals and education for the families that rely on them. With our help, they have built a veterinary clinic and have modified a van into an ambulance, essential to carry the horses and donkeys with more severe injuries to the clinic for treatment.
“Saving the Survivors - Works with helping the victims of poaching attacks, such as rhino, elephant, wild dog, cheetah and pangolin.
“Vetlife - A UK-based charity for the veterinary community. Their aim is to provide support to members of the UK veterinary community and their families who have emotional, health, or financial concerns, whilst seeking ways to prevent such situations in the future. The veterinary community continues to experience significantly higher levels of depression and suicide than the general population.”
For more details, and to donate and register visit the Vets with Horsepower 2021 website.
The Vets with Horsepower team point out that every penny raised via sponsorship, donations, and sold CPD tickets is going to amazing charity work. They support projects that are making a difference to humans or other animals, are achievable, where success can be demonstrated, and that would not have been possible without their help. Learn more at on the Charities page.
Published with the kind permission of Mark Andrews, Equine Science Update.
Photos: Vets with Horsepower Facebook