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This month me and Little Alf have signed up to get involved with the #MyMiniHackathon challenge!
Recently me and Little Alf have been in training, a couple of
months ago Brooke, Action for Working Horses and Donkeys got in touch and told us all about their amazing campaign #MyHackathon, a campaign they have recently launched to help raise awareness about their charity Brooke. Brooke is an international charity that protects and improves the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules which give people in the developing world the opportunity to work their way out of poverty. Over 100 million of these animals are the back bone 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.
My Hackathon is part of Brooke’s current campaign, How The
Other Horse Lives. It aims to highlight the stark differences between the daily lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in the developing world and horses in the UK, looking at the welfare issues that affect both. Sadly, working horses, donkeys and mules in developing countries often suffer in their day today working lives because their owners don’t have access to the skills or resources to properly look after them.
When me and Little Alf heard about the campaign we just had
to get involved! As well as the main campaign, there’s also The
#MyMiniHackathon campaign has been developed for mini ponies who can’t stretch their legs to 100 miles but can walk 10 miles, the goal is to lead your mini pony 10 miles in 100 days to raise £100 for the charity – I thought it would be perfect for us! And for an extra challenge we are going to be doing the 10 miles in 10 days!
£100 goes a long way for the charity it could pay for three
portable water troughs or provide help for up to three brick kiln donkeys.
You can support me & Alfie on our journey by following
our blogs and social media, we will be posting regularly about Brooke and the work we are doing and how our challenge it going over the next few months.
If you want to sign up with your mini pony or find out more
just head to – https://www.thebrooke.org/myhackathon