Glen Tanar to host event for Brooke charity


The Aberdeen supporters group are to hold a ‘Horseman’s Sunday’ at Glen Tanar to celebrate the 80th anniversary of ‘The Brooke’ charity.

The event, set for June 1 at 2pm, is being supported by Glen Tanar Estate and Glen Tanar Charitable trust.

A short service and animal blessing will be given by the Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney, commemorating the anniversary of the First World War and the contribution made by horses involved in the conflict.

Following the service a sponsored ride will take place around the estate.

Entry forms for it can be obtained by contacting Wendy Sim on 01330 823818 or by emailing

The Brooke’s star fundraiser, Porridge the Donkey, will be in attendance as will Joey the celebrated National Theatre puppet and star of West End box office smash, War Horse.

The celebrated play is an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s children’s novel of the same name and takes audiences from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of France.

At its heart are astonishing lifesized puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on stage.

A Brooke spokesperson said: “Entry will be from 11am- 2pm from the Bridge O’Ess and will be clearly signposted.

“There will be no entry to the event along the Glen Tanar public are not required but there will be a £10 parking charge on the day.”

All proceeds from the sponsored ride will go toward the Brooke and the work they do alleviating the suffering of horses, donkeys and mules in the poorest parts of the world and improving the lives of the impoverished people who work with them.