This summer, Brooke is calling on the public to host tea parties in celebration of founder Dorothy Brooke’s 135th birthday on 1 June, which also coincides with the Epsom Derby the following day. Dorothy founded the charity in 1934 after witnessing the appalling conditions of ex-war horses in Egypt. Whilst eight million equines died in WW1, many of those who survived were left behind and sold into a life of hard labour. Today, Brooke continues Dorothy’s legacy through its work improving the lives of over 2 million working equines around the world.
Jennifer, who recently attended a photo shoot for Brooke at Badminton Horse Trials, said:
“As a horse lover, seeing the difficult conditions that the working horses and donkeys that Brooke deals with motivated me to help. I’m new to its work and quickly learning what a fantastic charity it is, helping people by showing them how to better take care of their animals and protect their livelihoods when they don’t have easy access to vets, farriers and the feed that we take for granted here in the UK.
I’m supporting High Teas for Gee Gees. It’s a great way to fundraise for Brooke and make a difference to the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules and the families that depend on them. Baking a cake and making a pot of tea is quick and easy, so why not plan your own High Teas today and get together with friends and family?”
Whether you’re a baking expert or prefer to buy off the shelf, Brooke is urging you to host a High Tea for Gee Gees in honour of Dorothy’s birthday and Every Horse Remembered. All you need to do is pick a date and venue, invite your friends, and put on a spread. Money raised will help Brooke to reach its goal to raise £1 million to honour the millions of animals lost, and save millions now and in the future.
Visit www.thebrooke.org now to get a fundraising pack, which includes special Brooke food flags, food cards and bunting.