Sergeant Reckless Notecards
Sold by Hot to Trot Model Horses in aid of The Brooke helping working animals in the world’s poorest countries.
Price £4.99 per pack of 5 (5 white envelopes included)
Card dimensions: 137mm L x 107mm H
Cost £4.99 with 100% profits going to The Brooke
About The Brooke
The Brooke would not exist today if it were not for the determination and passion of one woman: Dorothy Brooke. Dorothy Gibson-Craig was born in Melrose, Scotland on 1 June, 1883, into a family that had been part of the Scottish aristocracy for centuries. From her childhood days she loved horses, and became an accomplished horsewoman in her own right.
The defining moment in Dorothy’s life came when she arrived in Cairo, the newly married wife of British cavalry officer Brigadier Geoffrey Brooke, in October 1930. It was from this moment that her life became dedicated to the welfare of Egypt’s working horses and donkeys, and despite the many obstacles and objections she often encountered, her determination to make a difference ensured that the original ‘Old War Horse Memorial Hospital’ was founded in 1934. The Brooke still works at the same site today.
Dorothy continued to work in the charity tirelessly until her death on 10 June 1955. She was buried in her adopted home of Cairo, but the strong family association that founded the Brooke still continues today. Family members are still involved with the charity, ensuring that the spirit of Dorothy Brooke lives on.
Today the charity is an international animal welfare organisation dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in some of the world’s poorest communities. They provide treatment, training and programs around animal health and wellbeing, operating across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
For more information about The Brooke go to: www.thebrooke.org
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