The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust (GHDT) are urgently seeking help sourcing a new 4x4 left hand drive twin cab pick up vehicle as both of their 4x4 vehicles used for the mobile veterinary clinics have broken down and will be off the road for a considerable length of time.

There are no veterinary surgeons in the Central River region of The Gambia and without the mobile clinics run by GHDT the farmers have no one to turn to when their equines get sick. 

Not only are the clinics vital in assisting the lives of working equines, but also their owners who rely on their animals for their own survival. The charity would be very happy to source the vehicle from anywhere in Europe and it will be shipped to The Gambia.

This time of year is an essential time for equine veterinary care, as the animals are coming to the end of their season of hard farming work with the crop harvests now being brought in. After a few months of hard work the working equine’s immune systems are at an all-time low and they are at greater risk of contracting the prevalent disease, Trypanosomiasis. This disease is easily treatable at a mobile clinic with one injection, but without treatment the disease is fatal.

If you are able to help but require further details about what the charity requires, please contact Heather Armstrong on 01306 627568 or email

If you are able to make a donation towards the purchase and shipping of a new vehicle, you can do so at