The coronavirus pandemic has caused havoc in industries and in homes across the country. Many are not able to make ends meet and are struggling through the lockdown. Charity and nonprofit organisations have been equally hard hit, as they are unable to run live fundraisers at this time.

The Cart Horse Protection Association is one such organization. Founded in 1995, they set out to provide vital services and education to cart horse owners to ensure that working horses are protected.

Their mission is to “protect the working cart horses from abuse and contribute to the upliftment of the carting community living on the Cape Flats through training.”

According to the Cart Horse Protection Association, it is estimated that working cart horses support more than 6000 families living on the Cape Flats. Since the use of cart horses for income is so prevalent, the organisation hopes to “provide clinic, patrol and call out response, veterinary and rehabilitation services to the working cart horses living on the Cape Flats and support, education and training to cart horse owners and drivers who use the working cart horses to collect scrap metal as a means of generating an income for themselves and their families.”

Since the pandemic hit, they have struggled with fundraising efforts. The lack of live events have severely hampered the amount of funds they have been able to collect.

As a result, the organisation will host an online quiz night (a general knowledge quiz), in order to raise some funds for the hardworking horses of the Cape Flats.

The virtual quiz night will take place July 17, 2020 at 7pm. Only 30 links will be shared so book your slot today, while there are still some available!

If you’re keen to join in on the fun for a great cause, please send POP to Karin at [email protected] Find the bank details in the picture below and for more information head over to the Cart Horse Protection Association Facebook page.


Picture: Facebook / Cart Horse Protection Association

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