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Dawdle for Donkeys

15 June 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Places Available

Take on The Donkey Sanctuary’s new walking challenge in Sidmouth, Devon and help raise funds for donkeys and mules in need.

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Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU.

Transforming lives, one step at a time.

2019 marks The Donkey Sanctuary’s 50th Anniversary and the inaugural year of our Dawdle for Donkeys fundraising walk.

Orienteer around the wider sanctuary on a family-friendly 5k or adventurous 10k course with your family, friends and work colleagues and help raise funds for donkeys in need - like the 29 Blackpool beach donkeys rescued from months of repeated abuse by their owners. 

So far, the cost of their care has exceeded £100,000; help us provide a safe and secure future for more donkeys like the rescued Blackpool beach donkeys, by signing up today.

As well as enjoying the stunning walks around the sanctuary, you’ll meet some of the friendly resident donkeys, showing how the money you raise directly helps improve their lives and the lives of other donkeys in the UK and further afield.

There will also be pit stops for refreshments, and entertainment and activities to keep you motivated throughout the walk!

Event programme

  • 9am: Arrive for registration, face painting, donkey ear making, entertainment and pre-walk refreshments.
  • 10am: Fun group warm-up session lead by an LED Qualified Instructor
  • 10.15am: 10km walk starts
  • 10.30am: 5km walk starts
  • Walk ends with medals handed out - time to grab a take-away from our street food traders, visit The Kitchen restaurant or enjoy a picnic in the lovely surroundings of the sanctuary.


  • Adult 5k / 10k - £10 plus booking fee  
  • Under 16s (must be accompanied by an adult) - FREE
  • Corporate team (unlimited team members) - £50 plus booking fee

Branded Donkey Sanctuary t-shirts are available for an additional £5 per person. 


The suggested sponsorship target is £50 per adult or £500 per corporate team and you can choose to collect sponsorship by creating a fundraising page through our JustGiving page or download our sponsorship form.

This is a suggested sponsorship target only - regardless of how much you raise, your participation is still very much welcomed and appreciated. Every single penny that is raised from participation and sponsorship is amazing and will directly help donkeys in need, here in the UK and around the world.

WIN! All adults who meet the suggested sponsorship target will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a 2-hour VIP donkey experience for up to 4 people. Similarly, corporate teams meeting the target will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a 4-hour group donkey experience for up to 8 people.

Further information

01395 573156 |

All proceeds go directly to the worldwide work of The Donkey Sanctuary.

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Take on the challenge and help donkeys in need