A busy Shopmobility worker from Chesterton near Cambridge 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.
Alison Combe 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 Alison 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.
Alison is physically prepared for the challenge as she is a keen horse rider and enjoys walking and cycling around the local area. 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: “This will be the second charity trek that I have taken part in, it was a tremendous effort to raise sponsorship money and undertake my first trek but immensely rewarding. The funds raised from The Donkey Sanctuary’s trek will not only improve the welfare of working donkeys throughout the world but also the lives of people who rely on them to provide basic human needs, such as food and water. I am really looking forward to the camaraderie of being in a group of like-minded people whilst raising funds and awareness for The Donkey Sanctuary.”
To find out more about The Donkey Sanctuary’s rescue centres and holding bases throughout Europe visit www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/working-worldwide