Royal visit for the Brooke charity

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall made a visit to the Brooke charity supporters at the South of England show when she attended as president yesterday.

© Steve Robards

© Steve Robards

The U.K. based charity protects and improves the lives of working horses donkeys and mules in developing countries.

At the Brooke stand she met three generations of Brooke supporters; Diane Price, who is leader of the Sussex Supporter Group, her mother Christina Brown and youngest daughter Jemima Price.

Brooke was set up in 1934 by Dorothy Brooke, the wife of a British cavalry officer, who travelled to Cairo in Egypt in 1930 to seek out the abandoned war horses of the First World War.

She set up the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital, which later became Brooke.

Petra Ingram, Chief Executive for the charity said:

“Her Royal Highness has been our president since 2006 and it was an honour to greet her once again at the Brooke stand to meet some of our long standing supporters.

"We were delighted that she chose Brooke to be the charity beneficiary at the South of England Show for 2017, and we are grateful for her ongoing support, bringing public attention to the plight of working horses, donkeys and mules around the world.”

Brooke has a stand at the South of England Show, raising awareness of How The Other Horse Lives, a campaign to raise awareness of the stark contrasts between the daily lives of horses and donkeys in the U.K. and those overseas.

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