Shelter Benefits From Hollywood Foundation Grant

Supporting extraordinary work

The multi-faceted benefits to the broader community of the extraordinary work being performed at the Tom Ro Haven for Equines and Children on the West Coast of the Cape Peninsula in the seaside jewel of Noordhoek has been recognized with a donation of R55 000 by the Hollywood Foundation and Cape Racing.

Tom Ro Haven rescues abused, neglected and unwanted horses and ponies, and rehabilitates them at their premises in Noordhoek (Pic – Supplied)

The Tom Ro Haven rescues abused, neglected and unwanted horses and ponies, and rehabilitates them at their premises in Noordhoek. The horses then fulfil an important role in equine-assisted healing programmes which focus on abused women and children from the local community.

The Hollywood Foundation was established in 2021 with the goal of bringing hope and to work with as many people as possible to make a sustainable impact in the communities in which they operate.

The donation of R55 000 to the Tom Ro Haven was emotionally acknowledged by the NPO’s Gillian McCulloch.

“We started this facility in 2010 after suffering our own personal trauma, and today we open our hearts with gratitude as the generous gesture not only goes some way to assisting our work, but is also an acknowledgement that corporates care, and that we are doing the right thing. It means so much and there are so many silent voices and sad faces out there who are bowing their heads with thanks today,” said Gillian McCulloch.

An emotional moment – the donation of R55 000 to the Tom Ro Haven (Pic – Supplied)

The R55 000 grant will assist with purchasing supplements and medical supplies required to rehabilitate the equine residents at Tom Ro Haven.

Representatives of the Hollywood Foundation, together with the Cape Racing Team, visited the Tom Ro Haven to hand the grant over, and were humbled to witness the amazing and unheralded work being done.

“What a privilege it has been for us to play a small part in supporting this excellent cause. Seeing the dedication and love is an eye-opener to understanding some of the diverse challenges that our local communities face daily. It is good to know that heartfelt, but seemingly token gestures of compassion and kindness, fuel the fires of hope. Horses and people are the cornerstones of the Hollywood brand, and we are honoured to support the Tom Ro Haven. Our visit here today has resonated with all of our team members present,” added Cape Racing’s Kaamilah Finch

Find out more about the Hollywood Foundation here.

For more information on Tom Ro Haven, please find details below:
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