Brooke Action for Working Horses and Donkeys has teamed up with Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials to launch the Brooke Burghley Bake Off – a baking contest challenging people to come up with their best carrot cake recipe.
Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is supporting Brooke’s High Teas for Gee Gees campaign, which aims to raise awareness and funds for working horses, donkeys and mules by asking people to throw tea parties. This year the organisers are hoping people will make their picnics at Burghley Horse Trials Brooke-themed.
Three finalists will travel to Burghley Park in Stamford, Lincolnshire on 3 September 2016 for the Final. The competition will be judged by a surprise celebrity guest and will give keen bakers and equestrian enthusiasts the chance to win tickets to Land Rover Burghley 2017, together with a selection of other prizes including Pol Roger champagne. The finalists and other selected participants will have their carrot cake recipes featured in the Brooke Burghley Bake Off recipe book alongside tips and recipes provided by ardent supporters of the charity including Joanna Lumley, Alastair Stewart, Wendy Turner-Webster, Rick Stein and Emma Milne.
Jane Holderness-Roddam, Olympic Gold Medallist and trustee for Brooke, said: “Burghley is one of my favourite events of the year, and I think it’s everybody’s dream to compete there. I’m very pleased that they will be supporting Brooke with this wonderful competition. Horses have been a part of my life since childhood, and their welfare is really important to me. Working horses, donkeys and mules around the world often aren’t as lucky as the horses taking part in Burghley. They need our help.”
Elizabeth Inman, Event Director at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials added: “We are delighted to be supporting this fun and innovative campaign. The Brooke does incredible work improving the lives of equines in developing countries and educating their owners. We’re hoping that all the horse lovers who visit Burghley this September will consider combining their visit with fundraising for the Brooke, either by hosting a picnic tea for family and friends or by taking part in our baking competition.”
To take part in the Brooke Burghley Bake Off visit www.thebrooke.org/bakeoff or find details on the Brooke and Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Facebook or Twitter pages.