Six-year-old Hannah Lukacs, riding her best friend Blue, was so keen to support Walk for War Horse that she set up a JustGiving page, invited family and friends to sponsor her and raised £375 to help us support horse sanctuaries and animal welfare centres. The Lukacs family live on a farm in Ashkirk, in Selkirk, and Hannah and her mum were joined on their walks by big brother Jack, Benny the black fell pony and Cecil, the farm’s big driving cob, and their dogs Hilde, Eva and Chase.
Mum Emma says: “We’ve had a great time through April taking part in Walk for War Horse. We have done a lot of walks locally and visited a few exciting places in the Borders. We have walked around Bowhill, which is an estate just outside of Selkirk, and we have visited Stobs army camp just south of Hawick that was used during both world wars and is steeped in history. For our final walk we walked up the Eildons, south of Melrose. It has many hill forts going back to the Bronze Age. The Romans later used them as a signalling tower for the immense Roman fort built at Trimontium.
“Hannah and Blue’s JustGiving page raised a total of £375 and if we add the £60 registration that’s a total of £435. We’ve walked 50.28 miles. Thank you for the opportunity to raise funds and help charities.”