Frequently Asked questions
WHAT IS MYHACKATHON?
MyHackathon is a fundraising activity for Brooke and horse lovers across the globe. We are challenging people to horse ride 50,100 or 250 miles and raise as much money as they can for Brooke. You can start the challenge when you want and do it wherever you want.
Is there a registration fee?
There is no registration fee - it’s free! We would love you to consider making a donation on sign up to kick start your fundraising.
HOW DO I TRACK MY DISTANCE?
If you have a smart phone, you can download a tracking app such as Harry Hall’s Riding App, to help reach your daily target. There are many apps available, and we also have a tracking sheet that’s a great tool to help you log all your miles!
CAN I GET A BROOKE T-SHIRT TO WEAR?
Yes, after you have reached £30 or more you can request a t-shirt by emailing [email protected] letting us know if you would like a small, medium, large or extra large. Please note that t-shirts are subject to availability and may be delayed.
WHAT IS THE START DATE FOR THIS EVENT?
You can start the challenge whenever you want. Think about when a good time is for you and when you can realistically ride the miles you have chosen.
HOW MANY DAYS SHOULD I COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE IN?
There is no time limit to complete the challenge in and if choosing a higher distance we ask that you always put the welfare of your horse first. Please allow enough time and read our guidance on horse welfare carefully.
HOW DO I FUNDRAISE?
We suggest you kick start your fundraising by making a self donation and then we encourage you to share your page far and wide and collect as much sponsorship as possible.
WHAT iS HACKER OF THE MONTH?
Every month from April until September we will choose a Hacker of The Month. Be sure to tag us into your social media posts.
We are so delighted that our friends at Harry Hall are providing a Masta General Purpose Saddle cloth for the winner. This can come in a choice of colours and can be personalised on one side.
WHAT ARE THE FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES?
Once you hit specific fundraising targets, Brooke will send you a reward for your achievement.
- Raise £100 and you will receive a certificate and a rosette to mark your achievement
- Raise £500 and you will receive the above and a neck warmer and pin badge
- Raise £1,000 or over and you will receive the above and Brooke Tote bag and a special crafted gift
CAN I TAKE PART IN MYHACKATHON AS A CARRIAGE DRIVER?
Yes, if you are a carriage driver or part of a carriage driving club, please do get involved! This is your challenge, so how you take part is up to you.
CAN I TAKE PART WITH MY HORSE OR PONY IN HAND?
Yes, you can take part in hand. You can choose to take part in a Mini Hackathon and lead your horse or pony.
WHAT DO I DO WHEN I HAVE FINISHED THE CHALLENGE?
Be sure to tell us by completing our special form. We can then send you out a certificate and thank-you gift if you have reached one of our fundraising targets.
HOW DO I PAY IN MY MONEY?
The money raised on your page will come to us automatically but if you have additional funds you can donate in one of the following ways:
By using our donation form (select Make a one-off payment, enter the amount you're sending us, tick the Select if the money has been fundraised box and select how the money was raised from the drop down menu).
OVER THE PHONE BY CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD
Call us on 020 7470 9393.
Made payable to Brooke and posted together with a completed paying in slip (PDF, 69kb) to:
The Brooke Hospital for Animals
2nd Floor,The Hallmark Building,
52-56 Leadenhall Street,
WHAT IS GIFT AID?
You're eligible if you're a UK tax payer and you pay sufficient tax to cover the amount that all the charities you support would claim in Gift Aid in a tax year (1 April to 31 March of the following year). Even if you're not employed, you're still eligible for Gift Aid if you pay tax on any of the following:
a personal or occupational pension
bank or building society savings accounts
stocks and shares
UK and overseas investment dividends
Other taxes such as VAT and council tax do not apply. As the tax payer, you're responsible for checking your eligibility for Gift Aid. Any tax shortfall is the responsibility of the tax payer.