11 August 2016

Cake saves horses and donkeys

Brooke has teamed up with Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in 2016 to launch the Brooke Burghley Bake Off – a baking contest challenging people to come up with their best carrot cake recipe.

Brooke Burghley Bake Off

Brooke Action for Working Horses and Donkeys has teamed up with Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials to launch the Brooke Burghley Bake Off – a baking contest challenging people to come up with their best carrot cake recipe. Three finalists will travel to Burghley Park in Stamford, Lincolnshire on 3 September 2016 for the Final. A selection of recipes and baking tips will be made into a recipe book sold in aid of the charity, with celebrities including Joanna Lumley and Rick Stein giving their support to the initiative.

Picnic at Burghley

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, one of the world’s leading televised equestrian three day events is supporting Brooke’s High Teas for Gee Gees campaign, which aims to raise awareness and funds for working horses, donkeys and mules by asking people to throw tea parties. This year the organisers are hoping people will make their picnics at Burghley Horse Trials Brooke-themed.

Picture: (Left to right) Simon Grieve, event rider |Elizabeth Inman, Event Director for Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials| Jamie Whear, Media Officer at Brooke| Captain Mark Phillips, cross country course Designer| Sarah Coen, event rider.

The competition to be judged by a surprise celebrity guest, will give keen bakers and equestrian enthusiasts the chance to win tickets to Land Rover Burghley 2017, together with a selection of other prizes including Pol Roger champagne  The finalists and other selected participants will have their carrot cake recipes featured in the Brooke Burghley Bake Off recipe book alongside tips and recipes provided by supporters of the charity including Joanna Lumley, Jo Brand, Gino D'Acampo, Alastair Stewart, Wendy Turner-Webster, Rick Stein and Emma Milne.

Burghley Horse Trials is now in its 55th year. With over 160,000 visitors over the four days, more than 600 retail exhibitors and 90 of the world’s top eventing competitors entered, this year’s competition will be exactly 40 years since Jane Holderness-Roddam, Olympic Gold Medallist and now trustee for Brooke won the Event. She said:

“Burghley is one of my favourite events of the year, and I think it’s everybody’s dream to compete there.

“I’m very pleased that they will be supporting Brooke with this wonderful competition. Horses have been a part of my life since childhood, and their welfare is really important to me. Working horses, donkeys and mules around the world often aren’t as lucky as the horses taking part in Burghley. They need our help.”

Elizabeth Inman, Event Director at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials added:

“We are delighted to be supporting this fun and innovative campaign.  The Brooke does incredible work improving the lives of equines in developing countries and educating their owners.  We’re hoping that all the horse lovers who visit Burghley this September will consider combining their visit with fundraising for the Brooke, either by hosting a picnic tea for family and friends or by taking part in our baking competition.”


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