Working horse and donkey charity Brooke is pleased to announce that it is now officially registered as a charity in Scotland.
Broadcaster Alastair Stewart will host Brooke’s first ever virtual Christmas quiz on Facebook Live and Zoom on Wednesday 16 December at 7.30pm.
Brooke has appointed Kirsty Hayes as its new Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Yorkshire-based writer and entrepreneur Hannah Russell has released a new hoodie featuring a donkey on the front in aid of Brooke.
Charity founder Dorothy Brooke was honoured on Thursday 15 October with a Blue Plaque in Salisbury, where she lived with her husband British cavalry officer Brigadier Geoffrey Brooke from 1939-1955.
Brooke’s popular 360° VR film following a young couple living and working at a Pakistan brick kiln is now available to watch on YouTube for the first time, after a string of appearances at events including the World Equestrian Games, the London Olympia Horse Show, and Supporter Day.
On 23 September, Brooke West Africa (BWA) held a workshop with government officials in Dakar, Senegal, to highlight a local bylaw protecting the city’s many carriages pulled by horses and donkeys, and to lobby local authorities on the importance of ensuring its enforcement.
A Brooke-funded project aimed at improving the welfare of horses used in Indigenous Horse Riding in South Africa has led to the activity becoming a fully-regulated national sport, with welfare standards and rules recognised by the South African Equine Federation.
Brooke has appointed Chris Wainwright as its new Chief Executive.
This summer, TV broadcaster and long-time Brooke supporter Jan Leeming is urging the public to show off their gardens and home produce to help working horses, donkeys and mules and the families who depend on them for their livelihoods.