Ebony Escalona from Brooke and her horse Francis Albert are all set to get hacking for Hack 1000 Miles and The Brooke's MyHackathon!

Ebony Escalona from Brooke and her horse Francis Albert are all set to get hacking for Hack 1000 Miles and The Brooke's MyHackathon!

While our #Hack1000Miles campaign is great fun to be part of, it can also be used for good. So this month, as you set off on your #Hack1000Miles challenge, why not use your mileage to take part in Brooke's MyHackathon - riding 100 miles in 100 days to raise £100 for a great cause?

This brand new fundraising event has been launched by Brooke, Action for Working Horses and Donkeys and will see keen riders across the U.K. take on the challenge of riding 100 miles in 100 days to raise £100 to help improve the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people who depend on them.

The challenge is free to sign up to, and supporters can either take part alone or share the distance with friends (for example 10 riders get together and ride 10 miles). To make things simpler, supporters can do their fundraising through JustGiving, to making it quick and easy for friends and family to sponsor them.

Riders can start their Hackathon now, and are encouraged to complete their challenge by 31 October. Prizes, including certificates, badges and rosettes, will be awarded to those who reach or exceed their goal of £100. Using the hashtag #MyHackathon on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, riders nationwide will be part of an online community where they can share their successes and photos with each other and spread the Hackathon message.

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Raise money as you hack!

“Why not join MyHackathon and clock up some of your #Hack1000Miles for working horses, donkeys and mules all over the world? says Paul Munro, Community Fundraising Programme Manager for Brooke. "By jumping into the saddle riders will be making sure they and their horse are getting regular exercise and staying healthy. Not only that, they’ll also be helping to reduce the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable working horses, donkeys and mules. Ride for them, and make a difference.”

Just £100 could pay for three portable water troughs or train two vets giving them the equipment and skills they need to help improve working equine health for a whole community. A farrier can be trained to trim and balance hooves for £143 and a mobile vet team can be kept on the road for two weeks for £106.

By riding for just three or four miles each week, you can hit the 100 mile target in no time, work towards your #Hack1000Miles targets and at the same time transform the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules overseas. Go to www.thebrooke.org/myhackathon to register and find out more.

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