Local Charities that We Support
Whilst there are several charities here worthy of your support here, there are two that are particularly close to our hearts – Jarjeer Mule and Donkey Refuge and Project 91. We ask that you kindly consider supporting them in any way you can, whether remotely or during your stay in Morocco.
Jarjeer Mules is a retirement home, orphanage and care centre for many animals in the foothills of the Atlas near Marrakech. All of us at Jarjeer are committed to animal welfare and those within our charge are cared for to exacting standards. Jarjeer is committed to fighting the abuse of working animals and assisting their owners.
All over the developing world, animals support poor families. Donkeys and mules in particular are used to carry heavy loads and toil in the fields in blistering heat. At Jarjeer we offer homes to donkeys and mules who are not able to return to work. We are hoping to finish building more stables and provide safe paddocks so that those in our care can enjoy freedom without being tethered.
It costs £800 a year to keep one donkey including rabies injections and medical care. Our donkeys do their very best to help ease finances by offering rides to children, accompanying adults on short treks or attending special events. You can help us continue this important work by making a donation or sponsoring a mule/donkey either for yourself or as a gift. For as little as £5 per month you would help pay for essential food, shelter and medical care.
Donate to Jarjeer Mules
Account Name Jarjeer Mules
Sort Code 05-04-39
Account No. 35275609
The aim is to support young people in Essaouira, Morocco to complete their education, develop new skills and find work.
We ask all clients... if you have over packed (or over shopped!) during your stay at Castle in the Sand, please consider dropping excess clothing or other items by way of a donation to the Project 91 shop or leave clearly visible in the house and let Emma know these are intended for the charity.
100% of the sale price of your donated goods goes directly to the charity. With any clothes Project 91 can't sell, they work with local women to upcycle them into sellable ragdolls and 'boucherouite' rag rugs, providing both us and them with income.
Alternatively, if you are a non-resident client or general supporter, you can also donate money through the charity's UK account:
Donate to Project 91
Account Name Project 91
Sort Code 08-92-99
Account No. 65497302