Here is an adventure for the sake of donkeys in Africa. SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad) operates charity hospitals for sick or injured donkeys and I was fortunate enough to visit one in Moracco. Dr Caroline Hahn, a veterinarian and former student of mine writes:
Starting with a send-off by the incredible explorer Ranulph Fiennes at Buckingham palace I am joining two other bikers and two support vehicles for 18 days to negotiate over 4500km through 9 countries to Morocco, giving 78 talks for charity!
The group we are supporting is SPANA, which provides veterinary care for equids in the third world, and were it not that I really believe that this charity deserves my support I would not be embarking on this crazy trip. I would be very grateful if you could see fit to give us a small donation , it all adds up.
Details for making a donation (by text if you prefer) are on the horsepower site are onÂ www.horsepower2012.com, and as of Thursday you â€˜shouldâ€™ be able to follow us live on â€˜The Routeâ€™ tab â€“ do have a look, it would be nice to know that somewhere in the ether I have friends who are watching! FYI, the Scotsman newspaper did a short blurb on me last weekÂ and for those of you living in Scotland, on Wednesday at 6 pm STV will broadcast and interview with me and show a sequence of us leaving the palace for the Chunnel.