A Canterbury woman has recently been awarded a Silver Salver, for helping to raise thousands of pounds for donkeys in distress, by the Devon-based Donkey Sanctuary.
At this year's International Donkey Week (5-12th May) held in Sidmouth, Liz Cork from Blean, Canterbury collected the Barbara Miller Silver Salver award, presented by John Kennedy Melling, in recognition for her outstanding support of The Donkey Sanctuary.
Liz regularly fundraises and sells stock for the charity and gives talks to local clubs and societies to help raise awareness of its worldwide work. She has also taken on the care of two donkeys from the Sanctuary’s foster scheme, which is a huge commitment in both time and money; a great help to the charity.
Community fundraising manager Marian Gumbrell says: "Liz is a wonderful ambassador for our charity in the South East area. She has raised a substantial sum of money for the donkeys in the years that she has supported us. She really deserves this award."
The award was established by John Kennedy Melling, in memory of his close friend - the late Barbara Miller, the television and stage actress, who was very fond of The Donkey Sanctuary’s work. It is presented every year at International Donkey Week to individuals, recommended by the charity, for their significant contribution to the welfare of donkeys.
If you are interested in Liz providing a talk to your club or society, or helping raise funds for The Donkey Sanctuary, please get in touch with Marian or Ruth in the Community Fundraising Department by calling 01395 578222.