Meet Hannah Lukacs and her pony Blue. They are both six and inseparable and have signed up to support Walk for War Horse. Mum Emma tells us Hannah was very happy to wear her poppy pin to school and the family have set up a ‘Just Giving’ page for Hannah and Blue to help raise more funds for Walk for War Horse.
They will be joined by Hannah’s brother, Jack, pictured below on Benny the black fell pony and Cecil the farm’s big driving cob, and their dogs Hilde, Eva and Chase. The Lukacs family live in Ashkirk, in Selkirk and are hoping for good weather so they can get out as much as possible to enjoy the Scottish countryside near their farm.
Walk for War Horse is encouraging animal lovers across the UK to register interest in trekking the hills and valleys near their homes throughout April with their horses, ponies, donkeys and dogs, while capturing on film the beauty of the British Isles.
COVID-19 has meant that most animal sanctuaries and rescue centres in the UK have struggled over the past months to keep going. War Horse Memorial, through its Animal Purple Poppy Fund, is trying to help the most vulnerable.
Anyone interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. For a £10 registration fee War Horse Memorial will send by post a metal purple poppy pin badge and a knitted poppy to attach to collars and bridles.