The Hooves 4 Hospice Project

Hooves 4 Hospice

Lions Clubs in the midlands have joined forces with the farming community, supportive organisations and individuals in a fundraising project, named ‘Hooves 4 Hospice’, that has the potential to raise a sizeable sum of money towards the cost of building the much needed Midland Regional Hospice.

The project involves recruiting a large number of farmers from across the midlands willing to rear an animal. Ideally, the animals will remain on the farm of origin or where necessary be assigned to a host farm. However, the project will be flexible to cater for all farming systems. Tullamore Lions Club (TLC) will sell the animals when ready for market and the entire proceeds of the sale will be donated to help fund the building of the hospice.

In addition to the participating farmers, it is hoped that the ‘Hooves 4 Hospice’ fundraising project will appeal to many others willing to donate an animal to be reared by a host farmer. Others may wish to sponsor the cost or contribute towards the cost of purchasing an animal that will then be allocated to a host farmer to be reared. Acting on behalf of all participating Lions Clubs, TLC will source suitable animals.

It is intended that host farmers will not incur any exceptional costs over and above the cost of accommodating the animals in their herds and TLC will meet non-routine veterinary costs. In addition, TLC will meet the cost of delivering the project animal to the host farmer.  

Only BVD free animals will be selected for this project.

If a project animal dies, TLC will suffer the loss and will also meet any disposal fees incurred.

Animals purchased by TLC and placed on host farms, will remain the property of TLC.