12 February 2016

Your Horse writer runs for the Brooke

Becky Statham, a writer for Your Horse magazine, is running the adidas Silverstone half marathon on 13 March 2016 to raise money for the Brooke.

Becky from Peterborough is heading up a team of six runners, including other writers from Bauer media, producer of Your Horse, which is one of the most popular monthly horse magazines. After completing two half marathons last year, Becky wanted to put a fundraising focus on her next run, and decided to raise money for the Brooke, in turn helping hardworking horses, donkeys and mules around the world.

“All of the Your Horse team have big links to horses, as you’d expect, so the Brooke seemed like the perfect choice for us.

“Half marathons are always a big challenge and I’m not expecting this one to be any different, but it will make it a little bit easier knowing that we’ll be helping the horses around the world that aren’t as lucky as the ones we use for riding here in the UK. It’s going to take a big effort to reach that finish line as I’m not the most natural long distance runner. Training has been in progress for a good few months now so I’m hoping to reach the end in one piece.

"Brooke does the most amazing work for all the horses they work with so this is the least I can do to give something back to such a worthy cause. Please help in giving as much as you can afford so we can keep helping hard working horses."

Becky Statham, Your Horse magazine

Louise Cooke, Senior Community Fundraising Officer for the Brooke, said:

“We’re so pleased that Becky chose the Brooke to run for. The money she raises will help some of the most vulnerable horses, donkeys and mules in the world. We are so grateful to all our fundraisers – last year they helped increase how many animals we reach by 27%.”

Places for the adidas Silverstone half marathon are now closed, but if you’d like to run to raise money for Brooke, there are lots of options, including the Great North Run in September and Bupa London 10,000 in May [MAKE LINK].

12 February 2016