The team of equine vets are riding motorcycles around the British Isles and Ireland, delivering high quality talks and raising money for charity. This year they are covering England, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland. BCF hosted the talks to vets and horse owners at their new global headquarters in Bellshill near Glasgow.
This will be the fifth Horse Power event, so far the team has raised over £280,000 for a variety of causes. The concept was the brainchild of Prof Derek Knottenbelt, who has gathered other renowned equine vets who are keen on motorcycling to join him on Horse Power CPD tours as far afield as Russia and Morocco.
Professor Derek Knottenbelt said, “We are absolutely astounded by the amazingly kind donation of a digital X-ray system and generator. Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would have such a system that could be used at the equine hospital in the Gambia. BCF has supported us every year since we started Horse Power CPD back in 2010. We are completely blown away by such a generous donation. It will make a real difference to the lives of those we are trying to support and the care of their working animals – thank you BCF.”
Gavin Mitchell, BCF Managing Director commented, “Derek and his team are a true inspiration and we are proud to support them. They are a very special bunch who make a major difference to the lives of many. We are absolutely delighted to be able to help this year by hosting and supporting one of the events. We knew Derek wanted to kit out the equine hospital in Banjul, Gambia that they help build last year. We really wanted to support Derek and his team and knew the X-ray system would be ideal.”
For more information visit the Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/VwHPCPD?fref=ts. You can also donate through www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/VwHP2015. More information on the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust can also be found at www.gambiahorseanddonkey.org.uk
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