Heroes for Horses

By Gail Rotherham

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Heroes For Horses

Project 2014-02-27 16:43:40 +1300

For over 15 years Deb Williams, fondly known as ‘Horsey Deb', has been sharing her knowledge of Natural Horsemanship using the ‘Parelli’ method with so many local Northland children - Never asking anything in return. The horse float she has used during this time has come to the end of the road, and is going into retirement. “It’s helped so many children to experience the unique and beautiful years of our horses swimming at the beach…. we have given hundreds of children tail rides across the river and in the ocean. It’s brought so many people together and we have an ever expanding community of friends.” Deb Williams.

                                                                        

Deb needs a replacement horse float to enable her to transport the horses to greener pastures for grazing and to continue to do what she does in the community; engaging children and families in the love of horses, giving children self-confidence and fun through horsey adventures, with humility and kindness.

We are a group of parents who have seen the benefits first hand our children have received from spending time with Deb and the horses such as, building self confidence, building relationships between horse and child, and friendships with each other. We need your support to help us give something back to Deb for all the time and effort that she has invested in the children over the years. She can only continue to give these gifts to the children with a new float and that is where we (and you) come in to help, by getting behind us, pledging and becoming a hero for the horses, Deb and the kids.

 

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Almost there - 5 days to go

09/04/2014 at 7:55 PM

Hi Everyone,

Gosh I can't beleive it we are almost there, we are so close now to realising the dream of another horse float for Deb to continue her work with the children. We have only 5 days to go and need an extra boost to get us to the finishline. It would be amazing if you could keep spreading the word, any amount that people can give will help us get there.

Thanks to everyone that has pledged so far this has been a real testinmony of the appreciation of the work that Deb has done with the children. We have had some new followers this week and have had two Northland newspapers publish articles about Deb's work and the fundraising campaign, this has created some real momentum. Just thought I would add the links to the articles in, as you have all been part of this journey.

http://whangareileader.realviewdigital.com/#folio=4

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11231512

thanks in advance for everything 

Gail

Horse connections

05/04/2014 at 4:25 PM

Hi Everyone,

Does anyone have any connections with Horse Groups or Pony Clubs? If so could you please spread the word about the campaign to them. Like attracts like and all...Also we are starting to put some feelers out around looking for a horse float to buy. So if you know anyone that would be willing to sell their horse float to us at a charitable rate we would love to hear about/from them. 

Thanks heaps.

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Heroes for Horses in the Northern Advocate.

29/03/2014 at 3:57 PM

Hi Everyone,

Thank you to all that pledged this week. It truely is wonderful to see so many people wanting to give, and that philanthrohy is still alive and well. I get quite excited when I see a notification come through on my emails, as I know we are one step closer to getting Deb her horse float.

Just wanted to let you know that the Northern Advocate has done a piece on Deb and Heroes for Horses. Here's hoping that the publicity brings some more awareness to the campaign. It is due to be published on Tuesday 1st April, so keep a look out. For those of you that do not recieve that paper you will be able to view it online.

Keep spreading the word:-)

Many Thanks.

 

Thanks so much for pledging and for giving Heroes for Horses such a great kick start.

10/03/2014 at 12:23 PM

    Pledgers 53

    Kylie Reid
    2014-04-12 10:39:36 +1200
    Kylie Reid
    2014-04-12 10:38:42 +1200
    Kylie Reid
    2014-04-12 10:38:15 +1200
    Renee Casserly
    2014-04-11 22:56:04 +1200
    Adrienne Livingston
    2014-04-11 19:40:03 +1200
    DJ
    2014-04-11 18:41:07 +1200
    Brigid Beehan
    2014-04-11 15:34:15 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-04-09 13:45:08 +1200
    Deb Yates and greig Allison
    2014-04-09 09:49:49 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-04-08 22:41:43 +1200
    tina benfell
    2014-04-08 20:14:04 +1200
    Lyn Thomasen
    2014-04-08 06:09:30 +1200
    Chris Woods
    2014-04-07 19:15:28 +1200
    Anna Caithness
    2014-04-07 17:46:43 +1200
    Stephanie Rozendaal
    2014-04-07 13:58:26 +1200
    kim
    2014-04-07 10:25:04 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-04-07 08:02:11 +1200
    Fiona Pope
    2014-04-05 19:40:38 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-04-04 22:05:53 +1300
    Alina, Rosa & Oscar
    2014-04-04 10:41:45 +1300
    Ian and Michele
    2014-04-03 21:16:36 +1300
    Emese Tornai
    2014-04-03 21:08:23 +1300
    Richard & Joylyn Yates
    2014-04-03 18:51:26 +1300
    Gail Rotherham
    2014-04-03 18:17:06 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-04-01 22:35:24 +1300
    Deb Yates and greig Allison
    2014-03-30 16:55:24 +1300
    Lisa Wilbraham
    2014-03-29 09:36:47 +1300
    anita
    2014-03-29 07:35:23 +1300
    Helen
    2014-03-26 14:26:48 +1300
    Georgina Pellett
    2014-03-23 20:07:42 +1300

    Heroes For Horses

    Project 2014-02-27 16:43:40 +1300

    For over 15 years Deb Williams, fondly known as ‘Horsey Deb', has been sharing her knowledge of Natural Horsemanship using the ‘Parelli’ method with so many local Northland children - Never asking anything in return. The horse float she has used during this time has come to the end of the road, and is going into retirement. “It’s helped so many children to experience the unique and beautiful years of our horses swimming at the beach…. we have given hundreds of children tail rides across the river and in the ocean. It’s brought so many people together and we have an ever expanding community of friends.” Deb Williams.

                                                                            

    Deb needs a replacement horse float to enable her to transport the horses to greener pastures for grazing and to continue to do what she does in the community; engaging children and families in the love of horses, giving children self-confidence and fun through horsey adventures, with humility and kindness.

    We are a group of parents who have seen the benefits first hand our children have received from spending time with Deb and the horses such as, building self confidence, building relationships between horse and child, and friendships with each other. We need your support to help us give something back to Deb for all the time and effort that she has invested in the children over the years. She can only continue to give these gifts to the children with a new float and that is where we (and you) come in to help, by getting behind us, pledging and becoming a hero for the horses, Deb and the kids.

     

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    Almost there - 5 days to go

    09/04/2014 at 7:55 PM

    Hi Everyone,

    Gosh I can't beleive it we are almost there, we are so close now to realising the dream of another horse float for Deb to continue her work with the children. We have only 5 days to go and need an extra boost to get us to the finishline. It would be amazing if you could keep spreading the word, any amount that people can give will help us get there.

    Thanks to everyone that has pledged so far this has been a real testinmony of the appreciation of the work that Deb has done with the children. We have had some new followers this week and have had two Northland newspapers publish articles about Deb's work and the fundraising campaign, this has created some real momentum. Just thought I would add the links to the articles in, as you have all been part of this journey.

    http://whangareileader.realviewdigital.com/#folio=4

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11231512

    thanks in advance for everything 

    Gail

    Horse connections

    05/04/2014 at 4:25 PM

    Hi Everyone,

    Does anyone have any connections with Horse Groups or Pony Clubs? If so could you please spread the word about the campaign to them. Like attracts like and all...Also we are starting to put some feelers out around looking for a horse float to buy. So if you know anyone that would be willing to sell their horse float to us at a charitable rate we would love to hear about/from them. 

    Thanks heaps.

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Heroes for Horses in the Northern Advocate.

    29/03/2014 at 3:57 PM

    Hi Everyone,

    Thank you to all that pledged this week. It truely is wonderful to see so many people wanting to give, and that philanthrohy is still alive and well. I get quite excited when I see a notification come through on my emails, as I know we are one step closer to getting Deb her horse float.

    Just wanted to let you know that the Northern Advocate has done a piece on Deb and Heroes for Horses. Here's hoping that the publicity brings some more awareness to the campaign. It is due to be published on Tuesday 1st April, so keep a look out. For those of you that do not recieve that paper you will be able to view it online.

    Keep spreading the word:-)

    Many Thanks.

     

    Thanks so much for pledging and for giving Heroes for Horses such a great kick start.

    10/03/2014 at 12:23 PM

      Kylie Reid
      2014-04-12 10:39:36 +1200
      Kylie Reid
      2014-04-12 10:38:42 +1200
      Kylie Reid
      2014-04-12 10:38:15 +1200
      Renee Casserly
      2014-04-11 22:56:04 +1200
      Adrienne Livingston
      2014-04-11 19:40:03 +1200
      DJ
      2014-04-11 18:41:07 +1200
      Brigid Beehan
      2014-04-11 15:34:15 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-04-09 13:45:08 +1200
      Deb Yates and greig Allison
      2014-04-09 09:49:49 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-04-08 22:41:43 +1200
      tina benfell
      2014-04-08 20:14:04 +1200
      Lyn Thomasen
      2014-04-08 06:09:30 +1200
      Chris Woods
      2014-04-07 19:15:28 +1200
      Anna Caithness
      2014-04-07 17:46:43 +1200
      Stephanie Rozendaal
      2014-04-07 13:58:26 +1200
      kim
      2014-04-07 10:25:04 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-04-07 08:02:11 +1200
      Fiona Pope
      2014-04-05 19:40:38 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-04-04 22:05:53 +1300
      Alina, Rosa & Oscar
      2014-04-04 10:41:45 +1300
      Ian and Michele
      2014-04-03 21:16:36 +1300
      Emese Tornai
      2014-04-03 21:08:23 +1300
      Richard & Joylyn Yates
      2014-04-03 18:51:26 +1300
      Gail Rotherham
      2014-04-03 18:17:06 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-04-01 22:35:24 +1300
      Deb Yates and greig Allison
      2014-03-30 16:55:24 +1300
      Lisa Wilbraham
      2014-03-29 09:36:47 +1300
      anita
      2014-03-29 07:35:23 +1300
      Helen
      2014-03-26 14:26:48 +1300
      Georgina Pellett
      2014-03-23 20:07:42 +1300
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 12/04/2014 at 10:39 AM.