Welcome to the new website of the SLL charity!
The SLL White Horses charity is a Franco-British registered charity with humanitarian aims.
SLL, the Sète Lorient London charity, buy horses in the Camargue, ride them across France and part of England, and, at the end of the long ride, we donate the horses to RDA centres (Riding for the Disabled Association) (and similar centres in France). As part of the riding team, we take French and British young people from disadvantaged backgrounds or with sociological problems and help them to get their lives working by enabling them to care for and ride the horses during the six month journey.
We are planning and fundraising for our 3rd project, THE CARAVAN OF HOPE 2012. This new project has the same aims as the two previous ones, but this time we are dispensing with motorized escort vehicles and using two covered wagons, one drawn by 2 Camargues, and the other by 2 Franc Comtois draught horses. Another 5 other Camargue horses will be ridden by the young people and team leader.
PLEASE SUPPORT US AND MAKE A DONATION.
Two such projects have been successfully achieved, in 2005 and 2008; the next project is scheduled for 2012.
If you would like to become a sponsor or otherwise help or support the project, please contact us.
To view a short documentary film made during the 2008 ride:
SLL wins a major award in France: the Epona Initiative Award 2009
SLL President Jakki Cunningham had the great honour to receive the Trophy for Initiative awarded during 16th Epona Festival, organised by the Société du Cheval Français (French Horse Society), which took place at Cabourg in Normandy, from 9 to 11 October 2009.
The television presenter Patrick Poivre d’Arvor and the actress Anne Richard, who were present at the awards ceremony, have agreed to become ambassadors for the association.SLL, the Sète Lorient London charity, was first established in France in September 2003 as an Association Loi 1901 and then registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales in December 2005. Its formal and official aim is: ‘To preserve and protect the health of children with mental or physical disabilities by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities, support services and equipment not normally provided by the statutory authorities and to advance the education of the public, in particular on the beneficial physical and physiological benefits of riding and swimming for people with disabilities’.