At the start of the year, equine vet Ben Portus planned to run what would be his fourth consecutive London Marathon in aid of Brooke, along with the Edinburgh Marathon and Cornwall’s Classic Quarter 44 mile Ultramarathon. Of course, by now we all know that Covid-19 had other plans.
Earlier this year, Brooke West Africa teamed up with its partner Inades-Formation Burkina to install a new borehole in the village of Silmiougou in Burkina Faso, providing clean drinking water to the community and their donkeys, plus three other surrounding villages.
When Covid-19 brought devastation across India in the spring, Brooke India quickly sprang into action devising plans to help vulnerable equine owning communities.
Saturday 5 December marks International Volunteer Day and here at Brooke we’re highlighting some of the amazing people and groups who have helped us through this difficult year.
Despite added challenges caused by the Covid-19 crisis, this year Brooke India has formed partnerships with a number of top veterinary universities and institutions.
Brooke is once again taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge from Tuesday 1 December to Tuesday 8 December. The UK’s biggest match-funding campaign will give supporters the opportunity to have their donations doubled during this time, with all proceeds going towards Brooke’s vital work in East Africa fighting the cruel trade in donkey skins.
Broadcaster Alastair Stewart will host Brooke’s first ever virtual Christmas quiz on Facebook Live and Zoom on Wednesday 16 December at 7.30pm.
The misuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobials is a global health crisis, but we can stop it through a well-trained network of people who use antimicrobials responsibly. James Kithuka, Animal Welfare Officer, writes as part of Anti-Microbial Awareness Week.
Claims from slaughterhouse owners that donkey farms are the solution to dwindling donkey population numbers ignore the complexity of donkey welfare needs, says Samuel Theuri, Advocacy and Innovations Officer at Brooke
This year’s Brooke Christmas campaign will celebrate the small acts of kindness which have seen us all through this difficult year. Although the festive season is set to be a little different this year, we’re lining up a bumper range of activities to help us stay connected.