Ben's London Marathon for Brooke
On Sunday 23rd April 2017, Ben will be taking on the Virgin London Marathon to raise funds for Brooke - Action for Working Horses and Donkeys. Ben is aiming to raise £3000 through his marathon effort ... but he needs your help. To donate, just visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/ben_patonandlee. You can also donate direct to any of our vets, or via the office.
The work of Brooke is vital for the welfare of horses, donkeys and mules throughout the developing world, tackling hunger and thirst, encouraging the expression of normal behaviour and alleviating fear and distress. This is how the money you donate could help:
£72 can build a permanent water trough providing horses, donkeys and mules with what may be their only drink of the day.
£105 will treat 5 hardworking brick kiln donkeys, who suffer severe injuries caused by buckling under their heavy burdens, often in temperatures of up to 50 degrees.
£171 could help Brooke vets treat hundreds of suffering animals and pass on good welfare practices to owners at India's equine fairs, where horses, donkeys and mules often arrive incredibly stressed after being tethered and crammed into overcrowded vehicles. Some even arrive with fractured bones and then face days of dehydration and hunger.