Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Limited has donated more than R1 million to the Highveld Horse Care Unit over the past 12 months demonstrating its commitment to the organisation and its work in equine welfare.
The Highveld Horse Care Unit (HHCU) has a number of functions including the rehabilitation and re homing of equines and investigations in to cruelty complaints of horses and donkeys.
In total, the HHCU has received R1.1 million in cash and a truck to the value of R682 000 from Phumelela in the previous 12 months
As an organisation that relies solely on donations its Managing Director Bev Seabourne says the Unit simply would not exist without the support of Phumelela.
“They have supported our work since the inception of HHCU in 1991 .As a result of hard economic times, we have been battling financially to keep our heads above water and Phumelela yet again came to our rescue.
As a result of their generosity, we are now able to continue with our outreach work in previously disadvantaged areas.”
Phumelela’s Company Secretary Rushen Gopaul says it’s important to support such organisations.
“Phumelela is pleased to make a sizeable contribution to the HHCU, who for years have been championing the greater cause of the equine community.”
Ms Seaborne says the money will be distributed between the Eastern Cape, North West and Limpopo provinces to address a number of issues including vaccination and de-worming and investigations in to traditional racing and equine cruelty.
The money will also be used for the Units ongoing costs.