Giving back is very important to us. We contribute in kind as well as money payments to several charities and good causes throughout the year.
We’re trying to set up a project with an organisation that support outdoor holidays for urban kids who don’t normally visit the countryside and be wild and explore. It’s important to us that we help families get outside and get into nature.
For the last 4 years we’ve been contributing funds monthly to the following charities…
The Brooke Hospital for Animals
The Brooke do some extraordinary work and we love supporting them.
The picture on the left below shows Monty Roberts, the famous horse trainer who has inspired a more gentle training approach for many equines around the world. Monty’s work is impressive and well worth a look for horsey folk.
Girls Not Brides
This fantastic organisation of over 500 members, works to achieve justice and change for young girls worldwide.
Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. That is 28 girls every minute – married off too soon, endangering their personal development and wellbeing.
Child brides are often disempowered, dependent on their husbands and deprived of their fundamental rights to health, education and safety. They are neither physically nor emotionally ready to become wives and mothers. They at greater risk of experiencing dangerous complications in pregnancy and childbirth, becoming infected with HIV/AIDS and suffering domestic violence.
With little access to education and economic opportunities, they and their families are more likely to live in poverty.
In comparison to the kids who come and stay with us, their lives are often hellish. Donating is the least we can do.