“I Have Sold Everything”: Non-American Enthusiasts’ $180,000 Contribution Keeps Horse Charity Rolling

Published 10/08/2023, 11:35 AM EDT

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When it comes to charity, usually you see people contributing to what they can afford. There are also instances of people who have gone beyond their means to support a cause. The story of a British lady is similar to it. A former maths teacher has done incredible work by contributing a significant amount to a horse charity.

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One must have heard about charities working for the welfare and care of horses in equestrian sports. But one has to think deeply to recall charities working for the welfare of working horses, mules, and donkeys. Brooke is an international charity that works in the said field and has a worldwide network. The former maths teacher is one of its supports and has been contributing for over a year without any intention of ceasing.

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According to Horse Talk, Jenny Lack has over the years contributed over $180,000 to Brooke, a charity that works for the protection and welfare of working horses, mules, and donkeys. The former maths teacher who lives near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, has been an avid supporter of the charity for the past thirty-five years. She spends her Mondays volunteering and selling donated goods and pressed wildflower cards. She sells around seven hundred pieces of those cards every year. Jenny witnessed Brooke’s work and the problems and challenges faced by working equines and their owner during her visit to Egypt.

Remembering her visit, Jenny said, “We saw five of Brooke’s clinics and a brick kiln outside Cairo. The visit was inspirational, and it gave me a lot of insight into the problems owners have.” She used the pictures taken during her Egypt visit to create awareness about charity work in the local community. Jenny retired in 2007 and caught the eye of the public for selling bags sewed with old Capri Sun packets. Jenny explained, “I have a passion for recycling and reusing at my stall. I have sold everything from footstools and fire screens to false teeth!” She became a market trader at Ludlow and was given a free stall by the Ludlow council in 2009. Jenny says she enjoys talking to people about Brooke’s work. Like Jenny Lack, Brooke has many supporters for whom they plan to visit places where they work to give them live experience.

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Brooke, the horse charity, conducts field visits of their supporters to get them aware of their groundwork and also to thank them for their contribution. Last month, they took a group of 130 supporters to the Weald and Downland Living Museum in West Sussex where French-origin Percheron horses were used in agricultural farming.

The visitors saw horses pulling carts and helping with various tasks like plowing, sowing, harvesting, haymaking, and timber extraction. The supporter was thrilled by the visit and content that their contribution was being used to the fullest.

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The story of Jenny Lack is inspirational and one can learn a lot from her dedication and passion for the cause. People like her have a tremendous impact in creating awareness and attracting others to contribute to it.

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Saiful Khan

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Saiful is an American Sports writer at Essentially Sports who specializes in Rodeo and equestrian. His passion for sports extends to the field of equestrianism and is fascinated by the speed of horses as he is by the wrath of bull riding. Being an avid sports enthusiast, Saiful is a big admirer of the mastery of British equestrian Charlotte Dujardin.
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