The Brooke Charity

Jan Leeming

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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.

THE BROOKE - Charity

Date: 18th August 2020


I support many charities and sign petitions to stop the abuse of and cruelty to animals - Particularly the cruel business of Trophy Hunting.

All charities are hard pressed at present with so much uncertainty about the future and fundraising events cancelled.  

One of the reasons I support the Brooke is that they use their funds for the wellbeing of the Horses, Donkeys and Mules used by so many poor people.  As a consequence the Equines have improved conditions in which to work.  With education the lives of the Equines are improved and as a consequence so are the lives of the people who rely on their animals.  I believe in the adage 'Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day: Teach a man to fish and you feed him for life'.

Recently the Brooke launched an initiative to help with their fundraising and one of the ways in which I could help was in Videoing a Virtual Tour of my Garden.  You are at liberty to watch it for free  but the Brooke have set up a Crowd funding site linked to my garden with a very modest goal of £500

I'd be so pleased if you could donate the price of a cup or two of coffee.

Here is what £500 could do for The Brooke

£10 helps bring vital support to two hard-working horses, donkeys and mules. From access to Brooke-trained vets and farriers, to support for owners so they can care for their animals better, you are making a real difference in the lives of working animals.
£20 could help to train a saddler, so whole communities can benefit from well-made saddles …. And healthy animals. No more saddle sores! Ill-fitting saddles and heavy loads are a recipe for back problems and painful wounds.

£27 could buy a first aid kit

£35 could buy five water troughs

£37 could help us to train owners on preventing, spotting and treating illnesses and injuries, so you’d also be shining a little light on the life of a coal mine donkey

£42 Mules working in brick kilns endure injuries and very harsh conditions - from extreme heat, to heavy loads and dusty air. This gift could give owners the opportunity to learn how to prevent and treat common illnesses directly from a Brooke vet, improving their mules’ wellbeing

£62 could train a vet who will be able to provide better healthcare to the horses, donkeys and mules in a community. It will equip them with equine expertise so they can earn a living and provide excellent support to animals in need.

£110 could trains a team of local animal lovers to go from village to village spreading animal welfare messages. They work with community leaders to help set up workshops and meetings, helping owners to learn more about their animals’ needs.

£112 helps to train a farrier to trim and balance hooves properly. Better hooves can reduce lameness and protect animals from needless pain.

I do hope you will give a donation and thank you in advance

Jan xx


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