2019 marks The Donkey Sanctuary’s 50th Anniversary and the inaugural year for our new fundraising event ‘Dawdle for Donkeys’, a family-friendly 5 km and a more challenging 10 km walk to be held on Saturday 15 June here in Sidmouth. We need you and your dedicated employees, support to alleviate the suffering of donkeys and mules here in the UK and around the World.
The aim is to raise £10,000 to support our Blackpool Donkeys campaign, where we rescued 29 beach donkeys from appalling and abusive conditions. Sadly two of them had to be put to sleep, but with the help of our welfare officers, vets, farriers and grooms, the condition of the remaining donkeys has improved but they will need ongoing care and treatment.
You can support the Dawdle for Donkeys event in a number of ways:
Enter a team
Corporate team entry is £50 (+ booking fee) and you can have an unlimited number of people in the team. Enter your team here: bray.news/dawdle
We ask that they pull together to try to raise a suggested target of £500 via JustGiving. This is a great team-building activity, plus the corporate team that raises the most amount of money will win a free group experience (max 8 ppl) at The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth. The winners will have exclusive access into the paddocks to groom and cuddle our donkeys including the miniatures and our gentle giants, the Poitous.
Promote the event to your employees encouraging them to attend
We would love it if you could promote our event to your employees or members encouraging them to attend. Individuals can register here: bray.news/dawdle, it costs £10 (+booking fee) per person with a sponsorship target of £50 and under 16s are free. The individual who raises the most amount of money will win a two hour VIP experience for 2 people at The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth which includes hands-on time, grooming and cuddling our donkeys including the miniatures and our gentle giants, the Poitous.