To mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, we’re raffling off two crochet donkeys: Poppy and Tommy. All money raised will be split evenly between The Donkey Sanctuary and The Royal British Legion.

Animals are too often the forgotten heroes of conflict. During World War I, an estimated one million donkeys, mules and horses were conscripted for use by the British armed forces alone. These equines were used to transport soldiers, weapons and food, but also played a role as friends and companions to those who were fighting. No more than 60,000 are thought to have returned.

By making a donation in memory of those left behind, you’ll be entered into our draw to win Tommy and Poppy, two unique Neddies (crochet donkeys) handmade by one of our fantastic supporters. Entries will close at 12:00 (midday) on Monday 12 November. Supporters who enter after this time will not be entered into the draw, but donations will still be much appreciated.

All funds raised will go towards the work of both The Donkey Sanctuary and The Royal British Legion.

If you would like a chance to own Poppy and Tommy, all we ask is that you kindly make a donation – be in it to have a chance of winning!

If you prefer not to make a donation, but would like to be entered into the prize draw, please post your name and address to:

The Donkey Sanctuary (Online Draw)
EX10 0NU

We will be announcing the winner on Tuesday 13 November.

Make a donation and be in with a chance of giving Poppy and Tommy a forever home