30 March 2021

MyHackathon is back for 2021!

The MyHackathon challenge is back and this year, for the first time, Brooke is giving riders the opportunity to choose their own distance.

Free to sign up, riders can choose to complete either 50, 100 or 250 miles and unlike previous years there’s no time limit or specific fundraising target. All we ask is that you aim high with your fundraising and help us reach as many working horses, donkeys and mules around the world as possible.

Casper and I had a great time when we took part and it was brilliant to know that we were helping less fortunate horses, donkeys and mules around the world.

Brooke Youth Ambassador This Esme is supporting this year’s challenge. She said: “I’m so excited to be supporting MyHackathon again and this year there are a choice of distance options to suit everyone! You can take on the challenge and hack 50, 100 or 250 miles and there are no time limits for you to complete the challenge! You just need to get sponsored and raise as much money as you can for Brooke. Casper and I had a great time when we took part and it was brilliant to know that we were helping less fortunate horses, donkeys and mules around the world."

When you sign up you’ll have access to downloadable materials including a mile tracker and social media badges. When you’ve raised your first £30 you can request a Brooke t-shirt and there are thank you gifts up for grabs when you complete the challenge. Additionally, each month from April to September Brooke will be choosing a Hacker of the Month. All you have to do is upload a picture from one of your MyHackathon hacks onto Facebook, Instagram or Twitter making sure to use the #MyHackathon hashtag and tag Brooke’s account. You can also join Brooke’s MyHackathon Facebook group to share your progress with fellow hackers.

MyHackathon is suitable for riders of all ages, as demonstrated by three year old fundraiser Eden Lagden-Melbourne and his pony, Lego, from the Isle of Wight. Eden is currently taking on the challenge with the help of his mum, Kelly, who said: “He loves riding, especially trotting and doing little jumps. There isn’t a lot to do in lockdown so it gives us some motivation to get out of the house and do our daily exercise whilst also raising money for a great cause.” To date, Eden’s challenge has raised over £1,500 for Brooke.

Money raised from the challenge will go towards Brooke’s work with hard working horses, donkeys and mules across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. For just £100, Brooke could install a purpose built water trough to quench the thirst of a community, or teach two vets the expertise needed to treat ill or injured horses, donkeys and mules.

To find out more and sign up, click here