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Challenge your work colleagues to ‘Dawdle for Donkeys’

Challenge your work colleagues to ‘Dawdle for Donkeys’

Help celebrate The Donkey Sanctuary’s 50th anniversary with the inaugural ‘Dawdle for Donkeys’ fundraising walk.

It is the perfect way to get out and about with work colleagues to enjoy the beautiful countryside surrounding the Sidmouth sanctuary and raise vital funds to help donkeys and mules in need.

Held on Saturday 15 June, the route takes in stunning views over the world famous Jurassic Coast and gives people the chance to meet many of the friendly resident donkeys in their paddocks along the way, showing how the money raised directly helps improve their lives. The walk is split between a 5 kilometre ramble, or a more adventurous 10 kilometre course.

The day starts with a fun group warm-up session at 10am with the 10km and 5km walks getting underway shortly afterwards. There will be pit stops for refreshments, entertainment and activities around the route.

John Crouch, visitor engagement manager at The Donkey Sanctuary says:

“Our Dawdle for Donkeys event is the perfect way to challenge your colleagues. Whether you fancy a gentle stroll or a more challenging romp, the backdrop of the donkeys, summer flowers and Devon’s finest scenery promises to deliver an idyllic experience.”

Dawdle for Donkeys - The Donkey Sanctuary

Medals will be presented to everyone who takes part in the walk, then there will be timeto purchase a take-away from a selection of street food traders, visit The Kitchen restaurant or enjoy a picnic in the surroundings of the sanctuary.

To sign-up for the Donkey Dawdle 5 or 10k charity challenge, please visit or call 01395 573156. Corporate teams, with unlimited numbers, cost £50. Suggested sponsorship target is £500 per corporate team, and all teams who reach the sponsorship target will be entered into a draw to win a 4-hour group donkey experience for up to 8 people. Every penny raised will directly help donkeys in need.

Special events are being held throughout 2019 to celebrate The Donkey Sanctuary’s 50th anniversary. This milestone is an opportunity to both look back on the charity’s landmark achievements and take stock of the massive challenges in a world where the suffering of animals remains abhorrent.

Since its foundation by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen in 1969, The Donkey Sanctuary has grown from a charity rescuing UK donkeys from neglect and abuse, to an international welfare organisation transforming the lives of millions of donkeys and mules, and the people who depend on them for a living.

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