Supporting Brooke at Home
We’ve put together a selection of ways you can support Brooke whilst at home.
During this global emergency, horses donkeys and mules are still out working and are more important to their owners and communities than ever. We would appreciate any support you can give at this difficult time, and have put together a variety of ways you can support Brooke from the comfort and safety of your home. Please get in touch with us and tell us what you are planning to do or if you have other ideas you’d like to share. We’d love to hear from you!
Knit for Brooke
Could you knit or crochet for Brooke? We are currently calling for supporters to donate a donkey!
Make a donation and request your pattern guide here.
When we are ready to accept knitted donkeys we will let you know!
Pledge Your Birthday
Share your birthday with working equines in an extra special way. This year, instead of birthday presents, ask for donations to Brooke. Set up a fundraiser on Facebook or collect and send us your donations!
Bloom for Brooke
Share the delights of your garden and home grown produce to help working horses, donkeys and mules and the families who depend on them for their livelihoods.
Become a Brooke Champion
Pledge to be a #BrookeChampion and help raise vital awareness about our work post by posting special Brooke content on your social media accounts each month. If you are able to share our content on Instagram, Facebook 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 too! Sign up now
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?
Whatever you do, make sure you set up an online JustGiving page and raise as much as you can for Brooke. It’s free!
Are you a creative crafter? Could you make your crafty goods and showcase them perhaps at a local market or craft fair or to family, friends and neighbours and in return ask for a donation to Brooke?
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced crafter, if you would like to try and make something, here are some crafty ‘how-to guides’ created by our craft-loving volunteers to get you started:
- Handmade greetings cards
- Twinkly recycled bottle lights (or you can watch a step-by-step guide here)
- Knitted purple poppy
- Crochet purple poppy
Many of the crafty ideas above can be made from items you may have in your home, and at Brooke we just love the idea of recycling and upcycling to raise vital funds for hard working horses, donkeys and mules! However, if you do need to purchase materials we recommend purchasing your materials via AmazonSmile and choosing Brooke as your preferred charity so Brooke will benefit from a donation from Amazon.
Please do get in touch and tell us all about how you intend to get crafty for Brooke by emailing [email protected]. We would be delighted to hear from you.
*Please note: Your safety is paramount. Please ensure you follow the latest government social distancing guidelines.
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, Facetime or Google Hangouts
To participate in the quiz, charge your friends a fee which you will then donate to Brooke.
You could ask friends to send you a photo of their answer sheets after each round to ensure no one can cheat when self-marking.
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 our equine-themed quiz here!
Get the kids involved by downloading and printing off our Children’s Activity Sheet.