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27 April 2022

Gay Kelleway explains why helping Ukrainian horses is so important right now, and how you can help

Following an initial trip to Poland taking aid to the Ukraine border, trainer Gay Kelleway set up a fundraising campaign to provide further support.

In a quote in the Racing Post, speaking on her way back to Newmarket from southern Poland, Gay said: “It’s horrendous. Horses have been so good to me in life, without them I’d be nothing. I felt I had to do something, and what I saw today was heartbreaking. It’s awful.

“Me and Neil Carson, my co-driver, were going to stay but we were told we would be of more help going back and getting more supplies to keep it going to bring horses back next week. It isn’t getting better this war, in fact it’s getting far worse.

“This isn’t a holiday, this is a mission. We want to get back there as soon as we can to help the horses and everyone. Please contact me if you have anything you can donate towards helping the horses.”

Gay sent this video clip to Racing Together which explains what is needed and why.

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How you can help

Visit the JustGiving page here

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