As this year’s official charity for Olympia, The London International Horse Show, Brooke Action for Working Horses and Donkeys will host activities and experiences including interactive video, talks and meet ups with mini horses and donkeys, from 17-23 December.
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall will attend the Brooke charity Christmas Carol Service on Wednesday 12 December at Guards’ Chapel, the spiritual home of the Household Division.
As this year’s official charity of Olympia, Brooke will launch a social media selfie competition on 28 November to give supporters the chance to win tickets to the show, along with a special backstage tour with British Eventing Performance Manager and Brooke ambassador Richard Waygood MBE.
Brooke chief executive Petra Ingram and other representatives from Brooke attended the Animal Welfare Intergroup, the focal point for animal protection & conservation issues in the European Parliament. The event focussed on the trade in donkey hides across Africa.
Brooke Ethiopia officially opened the Dodola Town Equine Welfare Service and Training Centre in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia, providing a much needed resource for the area’s many working horses, donkeys and mules.
A Headlam Hall gala dinner hosted by working equine charity Brooke on Friday 2 November raised a total of £27,300 that will go towards the charity’s work helping horses, donkeys and mules around the world.
Brooke attended the Animals in War Remembrance Gathering Centenary Event in London, marking Every Horse Remembered
November 2018 marks 100 years since the end of WW1 and the conclusion of Brooke’s year-long Every Horse Remembered campaign, which highlights the heroic struggle of working horses, donkeys and mules of the past and present, and help build better lives for future generations.
Brooke is on the lookout for volunteers to assist with collecting donations during the prestigious event, which runs from 17-23 December.
A survey carried out for Brooke, Action for Working Horses and donkeys by nfpSynergy found that just over a third of the UK public can identify what a mule is. The charity has released the news on World Animal Day to raise awareness of the contribution of mules in WW1 and today.