With Christmas just over nine weeks away (yes – that’s all!), equine charity Brooke have launched their 2017 Brooke shop, featuring virtual gifts and Christmas cards with proceeds going directly to help improve the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in developing countries.

Brooke Shop offers supporters the opportunity to find the perfect present for animal-loving friends and family this Christmas.

The charity has also announced the backing of Downton Abbey actor and animal lover Peter Egan, who is helping spread the word about Brooke Shop 2017.

Peter has recently provided the voiceover for Brooke’s short film that gives a vital insight into the charity’s work overseas. Watch the video below.

Peter said: “I have been an animal lover my whole life, and hate to see them suffer. These noble creatures, horses and donkeys, are working extremely hard, helping people in the developing world to work their way out of poverty. I’m proud to support Brooke Shop.

“Buying these virtual gifts helps animals and their owners. They start from just a few pounds, and make a real difference to their lives. Support Brooke this Christmas and help their teams make lasting improvements to animal welfare.”

The catalogue offers a wide variety of Christmas cards and virtual gifts, including the opportunity to care for a brick kiln mule for just £38 or help improve the life of a gharry horse for just £36.

There’s also the chance to provide funding to train a farrier for £105 to help prevent damaged and painful hooves that cause constant suffering.
To browse the full range of Brooke’s virtual gifts and Christmas cards visit www.thebrookeshop.org or call 0207 470 9390.

Every penny from Brooke Shop gifts goes towards relieving the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable working horses, donkeys and mules and improving the lives of the communities that depend on them.