A couple from Caledon, County Tyrone, celebrated their love of donkeys on their wedding day earlier this year by making a donation to The Donkey Sanctuary on behalf of each guest who shared their special day with them.
Become a fundraiser
With so many donkeys needing help in the UK and overseas, The Donkey Sanctuary is always grateful for any assistance you may be able to give in raising much-needed funds. We are fortunate to have a large group of voluntary fundraisers who kindly help us in very many ways, this could be anything from a coffee morning every month, to an annual gala ball. All we ask for is as little or as much time as you feel you can give because every single penny assists us in our vital work.
We would be delighted to give you any advice, support and assistance you may require. A fundraising pack is available on request and we produce a bi-annual voluntary fundraisers' newsletter to keep you up to date with all the latest news and views. We will also supply you with a copy of our fundraising guidelines leaflet which has been drawn up for the benefit of both you and our charities, outlining rules and regulations which must be complied with.
Remember to always keep the 'fun' in fundraising.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer fundraiser, or have any questions, please contact us.
Since working for The Donkey Sanctuary, I have witnessed the amazing job the charity does. This year alone 434 donkeys have been relinquished to our UK sanctuaries. Working in PR, my job has included seeing firsthand cases of cruelty and mistreatment of these wonderful animals. I won’t be lying in saying that seeing these images/cases have bought me to tears.
Mexican food chain ‘boojum’ is asking its Belfast customers to dig deep this summer to support the work of international animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary.
We are delighted to be able to announce the three lucky winners of The Donkey Sanctuary Spring Raffle 2012, drawn on Monday 14th May 2012, as follows:
- 1st prize (£5,000) - winning ticket 2483325 (Yarmouth)
- 2nd prize (£2,000) - winning ticket 5894542 (Woking
- 3rd prize (£1,000) - winning ticket 7084561 (Mullion)
Nine year old Mollie Bratt is set to hold her fourth annual Donkey Days fundraiser in aid of The Donkey Sanctuary at her home in Newby, North Yorkshire, this weekend (Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 May 2012).
Earlier this year I spoke to long-term supporter of The Donkey Sanctuary Patrick Rice, who was preparing mentally and physically to run the Paris Marathon. Now, an amazing £2,109 of sponsorship and several weeks of well-earned rest later, Patrick talks us through his first marathon.
Sunday 15th April promises to be a day to remember for Patrick Rice, as he prepares to run the Paris Marathon for international animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary.
Patrick and his family, who live near Woodbridge in Suffolk, have been much valued supporters of The Donkey Sanctuary for a number of years, and as he enters the final stages of his marathon training, Patrick explains his inspiration for entering the event:
Earlier this week I was speaking to Elma Cunningham, our welfare officer based in South Lanarkshire, about the amazing fundraising efforts of a group of students at a local school where she is also Principal Teacher of Business Studies.
International animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary is today asking its crafty supporters to turn their needles to a new herd of donkey-themed crochet projects to help them raise funds for their essential work worldwide.
Kind-hearted staff at Ulster Hospital in Belfast have today handed over a cheque to help international animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary care for abandoned equines in Northern Ireland.