Equine welfare charity Brooke is urging supporters to Step in their Shoes this spring and take on a 100-mile challenge to raise £100 for working horses, donkeys and mules.
You can cover the 100 miles however you like — riding, walking, wheeling, running or cycling — and there’s no set time or month to complete them.
The challenge is free to join and once registered, a fundraising page will be set up, which can be shared with family and friends, asking for donations.
The 100 miles can also count towards our own #Hack1000Miles challenge.
“These animals work tirelessly to support livelihoods in some of the poorest parts of the world and cover countless miles to transport water, goods, and people every day,” said a spokesman for the charity. “By taking on this personal challenge, you can help us support working equines every step of the way.”
You’ll receive a certificate for completing the 100 miles, plus a Brooke t-shirt or dog bandana (for those taking part with a canine companion) when you raise your first £30 and a Brooke water bottle when you raise £100.
Vet and author Emma Milne (pictured, right) is taking on the challenge.
“Having seen first-hand the work of Brooke and their amazing vets many years ago I have been a long-term fan and supporter. I love the idea of the Step in their Shoes campaign,” she said.
“The working conditions for the animals and their owners are unbelievably hard and we so often forget how easy our life is in comparison.
“It won’t come close to the gruelling daily challenges faced by the horses and donkeys all over the world but I have pledged to cycle 100 miles to raise awareness and funds for these incredible animals and will share the ups and downs with you as we go.”
Money raised from the challenge will go towards Brooke’s work around the world bringing lasting improvement to the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules.
To find out more about the challenge and to sign up, visit www.thebrooke.org/step-in-their-shoes
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