Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by Dem » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:57 am

Hi all

Although the reforestation in Hydra is an interesting idea
i don't think it will be possible for us to organize something
like that with all the laws that protect the island etc.

I think a donation to the Hydra hospital is the best option.

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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by Cilbo » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:23 pm

Just contributed my money via PayPal.
Very much looking forward to sitting on the bench, maybe next year!
I think that giving the surplus money to the hospital is an excellent idea.
I just wondered if we could also consider giving a small donation to Hydra Ark, an organisation which tries to care for the animals on Hydra. The hospital is a really worthwhile cause, but the cats, dogs donkeys etc need help too!!
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by surrender » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:48 pm

Thank you Cilla for the information about HydraArk, I didn't know about it.
I support your suggestion, if it is possible, I'd also like to help them.
And we know Leonard does care about animals - eg. in the documentary of Armelle Brusq is Leonard talking about the dogs of Lorca taken by him to the vet. And then of course there is the famous "Cat Whisperer" case: http://1heckofaguy.com/2010/01/19/leona ... whisperer/

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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by musicmania » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:00 pm

I really like the idea of helping the animals too.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by its4inthemorning » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:08 pm

I too am in favor of some/all of our excess monies going to HydraArk.

I know from personal experience how difficult it is for animal shelters to raise funds, especially in the present economic climate and with so many competing humanity-based charities competing for assistance. A few thousand dollars would likely be insignificant in a hospital/medical center budget, but it would represent meaningful funding for an animal organization like HydraArk. Just my two cents' worth.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by Cilbo » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:21 pm

Thanks for your positive responses!
I have emailed Hydra Ark to make sure they are still operating. Their website looks up to date, but I thought it would be a good idea to check.
I'll post a message when (or if) I get a response.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by Cilbo » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:06 am

Just had another idea....last time I went to Hydra (in 2012) the donkeys / mules in the town waiting to carry tourists were standing in full sun. Would a donkey shelter be a good idea? Wouldn't cost much, and would make a lot of difference to their lives!
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by cohenadmirer » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:11 am

Cilbo wrote:Just had another idea....last time I went to Hydra (in 2012) the donkeys / mules in the town waiting to carry tourists were standing in full sun. Would a donkey shelter be a good idea? Wouldn't cost much, and would make a lot of difference to their lives!
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very kind- maybe plant some trees they could stand under?
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by Cilbo » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:24 am

Not many trees on Hydra seafront / port.....! But relentless sun - the mules stand there for hours!
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by Amrei » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:57 pm

Done. This really is a nice gift :)
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by Cheshire gal » Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:25 am

I like the idea of a donation to Hydra Ark too. Very good cause.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by Doris » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:46 am

I want to join and support the idea of giving the remaining amount to Hydra ark.
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by Cilbo » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:28 pm

As above, I wondered if some money could maybe go to Hydra Ark, who work hard to improve the lives of the animals, including wildlife, on Hydra.

I have emailed them and confirmed that the organisation still exists, and just said that I am considering ways to raise funds, but no promises. I haven't committed us to anything!

I have had a lovely reply - they are still working hard, relying on volunteers, and (apart from their website) there is loads of info, stories and photos on Facebook under 'HydraArk'.

From their email to me - "We have plans for large animal vets to come and work with all the equines on island during October. And at the end of October, we will have a visit from another group of vets for a TNR program for the cats. This fall, one of our volunteers is going to update and put some new life into our website."

I have an email address for HydraArk.

Thank you to those of you who have responded positively to this idea.

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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by FOXWOOD » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:28 pm

Contribution made - A fine idea!
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Re: Leonard 80 years: Fund Raising for our Hydra Bench

Post by Donata » Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:34 pm

Hydra Bench: what a wonderful idea! I know Hydra very well and have been there many, many times. I also saw LC's house. I'm new on the forum, and I'm so glad
that I have just come in time to contribute to this project by sending money via PayPal. I'm sure that I will sit on that bench one day!

I appreciate supporting HydraArk as well as the hospital on Hydra and will gladly make contributions, too.

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