International equine charity Brooke hosted a special event earlier this month to thank its supporters for making a difference to the lives of working horses and donkeys worldwide.

Held at the Weald and Downland Living Museum in Chichester, more than 130 of the charity’s supporters were given a tour of the museum’s farm to see the working Percheron horses based there alongside other traditional farm animals, including a meet and greet with the farm’s horseman.

Known for their intelligence and strength, Percheron horses are used at the museum for farm work and heavy labour – much like working equines across Brooke’s countries of operation.

Guests also heard from Brooke representatives about their commitment to protecting and improving the lives of over 1.4 million working horses, donkeys and mules around the world – who in turn help 600 million people.

Ron Brown, a Brooke supporter, was full of praise for the day.

“I have been supporting Brooke monthly for at least 10 years,” he said. “We do several animal welfare charities – a little bit for everyone, but we don’t often get a chance to do things like this, so thank you for organising a wonderful day out.”

Joey Jeetun, Senior Events and Stewardship Officer at Brooke said the charity was excited to host its loyalty event at the prestigious museum.

“It is brilliant for our supporters to get an update on our work in Brooke’s country programmes, as well as see the valuable work that the Weald & Downland Living Museum do,” he added.

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