UPDATE NOV 2018
Stacey Moore’s ‘Every Horse Remembered’ artwork raises £1200, for Brooke Horse Charity. Friday 2nd November saw two talented animal-loving entrepreneurs join forces to raise funds for Brookes ‘Every Horse Remembered’ campaign marking 100-years since the end of the First World War.
Artist Stacey Moore, known for her stunning drawings of Dales wildlife and Leyburn-based Hannah Russell, who writes books about her miniature Shetland pony Little Alf, joined together and created a commemorative piece of artwork which was put up for auction at the Brooke Gala Dinner this Friday.
The event, at Headlam Hall in Darlington, attracted an audience of around 100 people, including OBE Alastair Stewart and chief executive Petra Ingram.
A grand auction, conducted by Alastair Stewart OBE, included the “Every Horse Remembered” artwork by Ms Moore and the original was sold to an anonymous bidder for £1200 in the auction.
The money will go towards the Brookes “Every Horse Remembered” campaign, marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War remembering the lives lost.
Hawes-born artist Stacey Moore, who was a guest, at the ball said: "It was an honour to be asked to be involved and I'm very happy that it raised valuable funds for such a fantastic charity."
Caroline Robertson, Senior Regional Fundraising officer, said: "It was an unforgettable occasion and everyone at Brooke is thrilled that 'Every Horse Remembered' raised such a lot of money."
Yorkshire artist Stacey Moore and best-selling author Hannah Russell Link up to support Brooke, Action for working horses AND donkeys.
Two of Yorkshire’s most talented individuals have linked up to support Brooke Action for Working Horses and Donkeys. Artist Stacey Moore is delighted to become Little Alf’s official artist with hopes of raising funds for Brooke's ‘Every Horse Remembered’ campaign. The campaign marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and is remembering the lives lost. Stacey has created a commemorative piece of Brooke ambassador Hannah Russell’s famous ‘Little Alf’ with the symbolic poppy.
Stacey, “It was a joy to draw Little Alf and capture his cheeky character. Being an avid animal lover I’m proud to be supporting such a beneficial charity and raising vital funds for Brooke.”
Hannah Russell, “I’ve loved working with Stacey, seeing the drawing come to life has been amazing, Stacey’s incredibly talented it’s brilliant that Little Alf is being used as a symbol to remember the horses, donkeys and mules who lost their lives”
The original drawing will be auctioned at the annual Brooke Gala Dinner this November by Alastair Stewart OBE and 100% of the proceeds will go to Brooke. There are also 500 Limited Edition prints and 5 Special Edition prints hand embellished with 24 carat gold leaf available now, with 5% from every sale being donated to Brooke.
Caroline Robertson, Senior Regional Fundraising Officer, Brooke
"Stacey Moore is an extremely talented artist, and the drawing of Little Alf is too cute for words! Brooke is delighted to have been chosen as the benefitting charity of this amazing drawing, to receive the proceeds from the auction of the original plus 5% of all special and limited editions prints. We are extremely grateful to Hannah, Stacey and Little Alf for their very kind and generous donation. This support will help Brooke reach many more hardworking horses, donkeys and mules and the people that depend on them for their livelihood in some of the world’s poorest communities."