Jackie Parry – Guest Blogger: Not Just Another Horse Tale

Donating To Charity – It’s Win/Win For You!

I don’t know about you, but when I hear people raising money for charity I develop a mixed jumble of emotions.

Announcement
First up, let me say: for 99 cents/pence you can purchase a wonderful ebook (“hauntingly beautiful”) and I will donate 50% to charity…. please do read on….

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“My name’s Spirit, please help us rescue some of my buddies.”

Over the years I’ve given to cancer research, something that devastatingly touches us all. Noel and I have given in both, time, money and performing rescues for the Marine Rescue Association in Australia. We were skippers for several years.

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Ninety percent of rescues were not in calm seas

Scams
But there’s still a sceptical part of me that rears its ugly head. I suppose it’s from so much scamming these days, we all have to be careful. And the call to help others is so diverse and relentless, our hearts are all pulled in vivid and varied directions.

Win/win for you!
I realise that not everyone is going to be as passionate about donating as I am. But in this case it is a little different.

I am giving MY earnings to charity.

You won’t feel the pain at all, in fact you receive several benefits:

– You buy and keep a wonderful book
– That paperback book contains colour pictures and links into another world (full photo album here: http://jackieparry.com/photo-album/)
– You will experience the Australian bush with us, but not endure the suffering!
– You are ultimately helping a good cause
– You will not feel the pain of doing so, physically, mentally or financially
– You will laugh, maybe have a little tear, and witness a miracle
– Meet the stars of the story here: http://jackieparry.com/photo-album/

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Is it that simple for the reader?
Yes it is, but what you also receive is a story to lose yourself within. The reviews spell it out:
“A hauntingly beautiful book.”
“Will stick with readers for a long time.”
“I couldn’t put it down.”
”The moments when the horses get “naughty” are hilarious.”
“Equal parts adventure, comedy, and tear-jerking drama.”
“The humour and humbleness makes this such an enjoyable read.”
“Parry’s writing is candid, and she conveys her story with searing honesty.”
“A story that will resonate with any animal lover, any adventurer, and anyone who enjoys
reading about ordinary people achieving truly extraordinary things.”

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Jackie and Charlie – my scared, lost boy turned into a warhorse and leader!

BIG NEWS
From 22nd July to 27th July A Standard Journey ebook will be available for 99 cents/pence.
I know, paying less means less $s donated right? A bit, perhaps – BUT maybe not – with more sales, I hope I can donate a lot more, with YOUR help: http://geni.us/1j9w

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Noel and his string of three (Dom, Stevie and Spirit).
Dom loved water, he was trying to roll here, while carrying all our gear – not longer after, in another incident, he almost drowned!

But Why donate?
First and foremost I am passionate about horses: I simply adore them and to hear of the neglect, cruelty, and abandonment of these beautiful creatures breaks my heart.

Giving to charity improves your sense of well-being: Knowing I’ve sacrificed time and money in order to help horses in need gives me an inner satisfaction, another purpose to my life.

Be informed about issues: I’ve been educated on the problems with too many horses in the world and, in places, their lack of care. I’ve learned about new points of view and opinions on topics about which I was previously uninformed.

Giving to charity can strengthen your spiritual life: Offering my resources to animals in need brings an inner peace and contentment.

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These boys gave me such joy.

Volunteering with a charity may result in physical and social benefits: It’s created a desire to become more involved – I have great plans!

I feel fortunate – I am not wealthy – just happy and healthy and I can give a little. So, why not?

Donations are tax deductible – while this wasn’t part of my reasoning it certainly helps! (This year’s tax return is currently glaring at me!)

Sharing is also caring
Please share this story, and share my cause. Soon I’ll announce book signing/reading dates in the UK. I am thrilled to tell you that I’ll be attending the magnificent Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham this October. I’ll also be writing updates on my blog as sales gather momentum. http://www.jackieparry.com

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Neddy-boy – he’d come along and sign if he could.

Initial donations are going to:
The Standardbred Pleasure and Performance Horse Association (of NSW) – SPPHA
http://www.standardbred.org.au/
“Adopting a horse will not change the world… BUT it will change the world for that horse!
Make 2015 the year you adopt a Standardbred!”
“The SPPHA is a not-for-profit association, founded in 1993 to promote Standardbred horses in their lives after racing. The SPPHA is staffed exclusively by volunteers in their “spare” time. Our volunteers are located around the state.”

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We adopted our boys from the SPPHA – here they are loving their nomadic life, looking over Canberra

Sales via the Horse of the Year Show will be donated to: Redwings Horse Sanctuary
http://www.redwings.org.uk/
“Redwings is the UK’s largest horse sanctuary, caring for over 1,500 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules every day. Our work is funded solely by donations and with your help we can give these animals the best possible care so they can eventually be rehomed or enjoy a home for life at the Sanctuary.”

A Standard Journey – 5 horses, 2 people, and 1 tent is available from Amazon as an ebook and in paperback: http://geni.us/1j9w

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Check out my other books
Of Foreign Build – From Corporate Girl to Sea-Gypsy Woman: http://geni.us/ipq
Cruisers’ AA (Accumulated Acumen): http://geni.us/3sKJ

Follow us on our travels: http://www.noelandjackies journeys

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