Wensleydale author and artist join forces for charity

Stacey Moore with Hannah Russell and Little Alf and the drawing.

A Yorkshire Dales author and artist have linked up to support a horse charity.

Hawes artist Stacey Moore has become the official artist for Little Alf, the star of Leyburn author Hannah Russell’s books for children.

The partnership will raise money for Brooke Action for Working Horses and Donkeys’ Every Horse Remembered campaign.

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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 Little Alf with the symbolic poppy.

Stacey said: “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 said: “I’ve loved working with Stacey, seeing the drawing come to life has been amazing.

“Stacey’s incredibly talented and 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 all the proceeds will go to Brooke.

There are also 500 limited edition prints and five special edition prints hand embellished with gold leaf available now, with five per cent of sales being donated to Brooke.

Stacey and Hannah both studied at the Wensleydale School and have gone on to become successful young entrepreneurs.

Hannah is most known for writing books about her miniature Shetland Little Alf who has rose to international fame over the past few years, winning awards for their books in the US, New York and here in the UK.

In 2018 Hannah and Little Alf where announced as ‘Brooke Every horse remembered’ ambassadors, a campaign launched by the charity to remember the eight million horses, donkeys and mules which died in World War 1.

Stacey has been recognised as one of Yorkshire’s leading wildlife artists.

Last month she received the finalist award in the newly started business of the year category at the Yorkshire Choice Awards.

You can purchase the prints online at www.staceymooreart.com