Wednesday 13th of December 2017
Charity

Brooke’s MyHackathon raises £20,000

#MyHackathon, a fundraising challenge launched by animal welfare charity Brooke in April 2017 has drawn to a close, raising a massive £20,000 for vulnerable working horses, donkeys and mules in developing countries.

 

 

MyHackathon challenged equestrians to ride 100 miles in 100 days and raise £100 for the charity’s campaign, How The Other Horse Lives, which highlighted the differences between the lives of well-kept horses in the U.K, and those working in developing countries. A host of famous faces leant their support, including Charlotte Dujardin, Alastair Stewart, Richard Waygood and Anthea Turner.

Over 400 people signed up for MyHackathon and the majority of sign ups came through Facebook, so Brooke also set up the Myhackathon Facebook group, where people could share stories and riding tips. Many people of different ages and skill levels took part.

Brooke’s Senior Community Fundraising Officer Louise Cooke said:  

“I’m so thrilled with the success of MyHackathon. The public really got behind us and it was great to see how the campaign really brought people together from all over the country as they shared their stories with each other on social media.

“It’s fantastic that our UK horses are doing their bit to help the less fortunate working equines overseas and the huge amount of money they helped raise will support Brooke’s vital work.”

Brooke plans to relaunch MyHackathon in 2018 to tie in with its new campaign, Every Horse Remembered, which highlights the struggle of horses past and present, remembering the war horses and mules of the First World War.

Find out more at thebrooke.org/everyhorse

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