Penny Williams, a small business consultancy partner, from Oake near Taunton, needs local support to raise funds for her up and coming sponsored walking challenge in northern Italy, in aid of abandoned, cruelly treated and neglected donkeys.
Penny is taking part in the Cinque Terre Challenge from 10th to 17th April 2011 in aid of international animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary.
The expedition will lead Penny and 17 other walkers throughout Liguria National Park and finishes with a visit to the charity’s Italian counterpart, Il Rifugio degli Asinelli, where hundreds of rescued donkeys are cared for, including Rocco rescued just before Christmas from terrible conditions.
Penny who currently cares for donkeys Jenny and Honey through The Donkey Sanctuary’s fostering scheme, wishes to extend her support for the charity by taking up this challenge. She needs local support to help reach the £1,850 sponsorship target, which will be used to fund The Donkey Sanctuary’s rescue centres throughout Europe.
She says: “I am very fortunate to have raised over £300 so far, thanks to the support of my family and friends. As I still have a great deal more money to raise for the sponsored challenge, any help would be greatly appreciated.”
To find out more about The Donkey Sanctuary’s rescue centres and holding bases throughout Europe visit www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/working-worldwide