TWO Stirling youngsters organised their very own Halloween fancy dress pony parade for charity.

Sisters Molly and Emily McCaig, aged 11 and 7, raised £175 for animal welfare charity Brooke.

They invited the local community to Drumbrae livery yard on Saturday, October 28 to take part in a fancy dress pony parade and Halloween themed games to raise money to help improve the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in developing countries.

Along with their mum Naomi, the girls organised activities including apple bobbing, doughnuts on a string and a variety of ‘Bush Tucker Trials’.

Naomi said: “We’d like to thank everyone for joining in this fun event and for making such a great effort with costumes. The ponies were great and very patient.”

Drumbae yard owner Susan Dickson generously agreed to open her doors to help the family raise money.

Guests were asked to make a donation to Brooke’s work during the day.

Naomi said: “We were inspired to raise money for Brooke after my daughter read about Charlotte Dujardin’s work with charity.

"Molly is a huge fan of Charlotte DuJardin and was inspired to help ponies less fortunate than her own.

“She was also keen to learn more about their owners and recognised the challenges they have in sustaining their income and looking after their equine with limited resources.

"We hope to hold a Christmas gymkanna at our yard to raise more money.”

The money raised by Molly, Emily and Naomi will help fund Brooke’s work protecting and improves the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules which give people in the developing world the opportunity to work their way out of poverty. 

To donate to Brooke visit the website.