13 November 2020

Ambassador Hannah Russell releases donkey hoodie in aid of Brooke

Hannah models a hoodie alongside her ponies Pepper (left) and Little Alf (right)

Yorkshire-based writer and entrepreneur Hannah Russell has released a new hoodie featuring a donkey on the front in aid of Brooke. Hoodies are priced at £45, with £5 from each item going towards helping working horses, donkeys and mules across the developing world.

Hannah has supported Brooke for several years and became a Youth Ambassador in early 2019 before travelling to Kenya to see the charity’s work with communities impacted by the ongoing donkey skin trade crisis.

She decided to create the hoodie in tribute to her own four legged pets, including pint-sized miniature Shetland pony Little Alf, and working equines after she found herself seeking the support of her animals this year during periods of lockdown and ill health, having gone through treatment for Sarcoma in the spring.

Like many, I’ve really leaned on the emotional support of my pets this year and have relished the extra time I’ve been able to spend with them. As such, I felt it was only right to give something back and provide support to those animals who need it most. Although at times it has felt as though the whole world has hit the pause button, working horses, donkeys and mules have continued to provide a lifeline to their communities. I’m proud to be supporting this brilliant cause.

Hannah Russell

Hoodie in heather grey

A Brooke survey earlier this year found that almost 2 in 3 people felt that the added time spent together during lockdown had given them a greater understanding of their pet. Whilst lockdown has seen many of us in this country spend extra time at home, working horses, donkeys and mules have continued to play an essential role in ensuring their communities still have access to food, water and medical supplies.

The hoodie, which is available in heather grey and orange crush, can be purchased here

Find out how Brooke is supporting working animals and communities through Covid-19 here