Supporting Brooke at Home
Over the coming months, it is likely that people will be self-isolating at home due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
If you would like to support Brooke during this time, we have devised a list of ways you can help from the comfort and safety of your own home. You may have other ideas too, so please get in touch and tell us what you plan to do or if you need any support.
Whilst many upcoming events have been cancelled or postponed, Brooke will be looking forward to future events where our volunteers will sell all sorts of crafty goods on their Brooke stand. If you are able to help us by getting crafty, it will mean we have lots of amazing stock to sell once events are up and running again.
Alternatively, you could sell your goods to family and friends and donate the money to Brooke.
If you would like a knitting or crochet donkey pattern, please e-mail us at [email protected] and we will send you one.
Have a Clear-Out
If you are stuck at home this could be the perfect time to declutter and have a clear-out. Remember one person’s trash is another person’s treasure! Once completed, you could either sell items online through platforms such as eBay, or keep them for a future car boot sale, donating the funds to Brooke.
Hold a Virtual Quiz
Get your friends together ‘virtually’ and hold a quiz through Skype, Zoom or the Houseparty app. To participate in the quiz, charge your friends a fee to be donated to Brooke.
You could ask friends to WhatsApp or text a photo of their answers after each round to ensure no one can cheat when self-marking at the end.
Creating a quiz can be just a fun as taking part, and knowing it's for a good cause adds to the feel-good factor! If you don’t want to write your own, you can download free questions here.
Set a Personal Challenge
Be creative and set yourself a challenge, and ask your friends and family to sponsor you online. Give up your favourite food for 3 months? Do 100 sit-ups every day for a month? Walk your dog 3 miles a day?
If you have a horse, why not take part in our solo MyHackathon challenge?
Whatever you do, make sure you set up an online JustGiving page and raise as much as you can for Brooke. It’s free!
Pledge Your Birthday
If you have a birthday coming up, then make it extra special by sharing it with working horses, donkeys and mules. Pledge your birthday to Brooke by asking for donations this year instead of presents.
Share Brooke Content
During this uncertain time we understand not everyone will be able to help financially. However, spreading awareness of our work is just as important to Brooke. If you are able to share our content on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter we would be very grateful. If you are not on social media, just talking to friends about our work over telephone or e-mail would be very helpful, particularly our plight to ban the donkey skin trade.
If you are in a position to do so and would like to donate to Brooke to help working horses, donkeys and mules, then please click the button below. If you are now working from home, perhaps you could donate your usual costs of travel, lunch or a coffee to Brooke. Every donation, big or small, is gratefully appreciated!