Kaye Sanders has dedicated her life to horses and now the thoroughbred breeding industry she has poured her heart and soul into is rallying to support her in her time of need.
On September 13 Kaye suffered a brain aneurysm and, due to complications during surgery, a stroke the following day requiring further surgery to alleviate swelling on the brain.
Kaye required a three week stay in ICU and was then transferred to the Neurology ward at the Christchurch Hospital. She is currently at Burwood Hospital where she will embark on her rehabilitation journey to develop enough independence to return home.
The New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and the Canterbury, Marlborough, Westland & Otago branch have organised an auction to raise funds for Kaye’s road to recovery, made possible with generous donations from right around New Zealand.
The auction is now live on gavelhouse.com and runs till 7pm, Monday November 1. Items on offer include a tonne of Dunstan feed, a service to Vanbrugh donated by Windsor Park Stud, a service to Coats Choice or Highly Recommended donated by Berkley Stud, Unborn Foal Insurance policy to successful bidder on Vanbrugh and Coats Choice/Highly Recommended service nominations from NZB Insurance, a horseshoe pin with Melody Belle’s hair entwined in it from Equine Mementos and sport horse stallion services.
There is also a silent auction for items that include vouchers from Race Images and gavelhouse.com, equine industry goods and services and rare racing memorabilia.
View the gavelhouse.com auction here
For more information on the silent auction click here