This brand new fundraising event, launched by Brooke, Action for Working Horses and Donkeys, will see keen riders and their horses across the U.K. take on the challenge of riding 100 miles in 100 days to raise £100 for Brooke, helping to reduce the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable working horses, donkeys and mules. Brooke works with owners, communities, governments and international organisations to make lasting improvements to animal welfare.
Over 100 million working equines are the backbone of developing communities and their best means of making a living. Without healthy working horses, donkeys and mules, around 600 million people wouldn’t be able to put food on their tables, send their children to school or build better futures for themselves and their families.
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.
Raise money as you hack!
By jumping into the saddle riders will not only be making sure they and their horse are getting regular exercise and staying healthy, they will 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.
How you will be helping
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 #Myhackathon 100 mile target 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.