We're always thrilled to hear the amazing and inspiring ways our supporters fundraise to help our work.
Polly Rodgers and Ed Ellison are running in the Mascot Gold Cup 2015 on 26 April at Wetherby Racecourse dressed in a Pantomime Donkey costume, named Lucky Eeyore, to raise awareness and funds for The Donkey Sanctuary.
Polly says "I decided to take part in this event because I've been a fan of racing for a number of years, snapping away at Racecourses and working within the industry. I recently became involved with The Donkey Sanctuary after visiting the Leeds centre and taking some photos at their yard. I fell in love with each and every one of the donkeys and I am now a proud adopter of William D. Each donkey at the Sanctuary has a unique story and one that will touch the hearts of everyone!"
Ed told us: "I am looking forward to joining Polly Rodgers to run the Mascot Gold Cup for The Donkey Sanctuary. I have had a keen interest in horses and donkeys since I began to steward classes at the Nottinghamshire County Show. We would like to support The Donkey Sanctuary as we are both animal lovers and wish to be part of something special to help them look after the donkeys in their care.
"I have recently adopted 'Billy O', who is a great donkey, and this was the start of my donkey journey and I'm looking forward to the fun this race will bring as well as raise awareness for this Charity."
You can support Polly and Ed's (and Lucky Eeyore's!) Mascot Gold Cup by visiting their JustGiving fundraising page.