The Queen to Mark 90th Anniversary of Brooke

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Queen Camilla feeding a donkey a carrot during a visit to Brooke Donkey Sanctuary in Nairobi to hear how the charity is working with the Kenya Society for the Protection and Care of Animals to rescue donkeys at risk, and promote their welfare, on day two of the state visit to Kenya. November 1, 2023.
Queen Camilla feeding a donkey a carrot during a visit to Brooke Donkey Sanctuary in Nairobi to hear how the charity is working with the Kenya Society for the Protection and Care of Animals to rescue donkeys at risk, and promote their welfare, on day two of the state visit to Kenya. November 1, 2023.

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN WILL HOST A RECEPTION AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE TO MARK THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF BROOKE

Thursday 9th May 2024

Her Majesty The Queen, President of Brooke, will host a reception to mark 90 years of the charity’s work of bringing hope to working horses, donkeys, and mules.

Brooke, founded in the early 1930s, is a UK-based international working horse and donkey charity, which is also a legacy of the First World War. Dorothy Brooke established the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital in Cairo in 1934, and 90 years later, this grew into the global organisation they are today. As of 2022/2023, Brooke has supported 1.4 million working horses, donkeys, and mules directly, and 4.2 million through their advocacy work.

Ahead of the reception, Her Majesty will proceed to the Quadrangle of Buckingham Palace for a group photo with guests and mini ponies. Ambassadors and supporters attending the reception include actress Annette Badland, veterinarian Dr Scott Miller, newsreader Angela Rippon, and the charity’s patron, Alastair Stewart.

Inside the palace, Her Majesty will meet Brooke staff and supporters, who last year reached over 10,000 worldwide communities. The Queen will also hear a speech from Chris Wainwright, Brooke CEO.

Marking the anniversary, Her Majesty will cut a cake before departure.

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