Take on The Donkey Sanctuary’s new annual walking challenge, Dawdle for Donkeys, and help raise funds for donkeys and mules in need.

Make your way around the wider Sidmouth sanctuary on a family-friendly 5km or adventurous 10km course and help raise funds to alleviate suffering for donkeys and mules - like the 29 Blackpool beach donkeys rescued from months of repeated abuse by their owners.

Subjected to inhumane treatment and without basic care, many of the donkeys had serious health concerns and sadly, two of the donkeys had to be put to sleep. However, since coming into our care, the remaining 27 donkeys have had their lives turned around with the support of vets, farriers, equine dentists and grooms.

So far, the cost of their care has exceeded £100,000; help us provide a safe and secure future for more donkeys like the rescued Blackpool beach donkeys, by signing-up for the Dawdle for Donkeys fundraising walk.

Take part in the 5km or 10km with family, friends or work colleagues and as well as enjoying the stunning walks around the sanctuary, you’ll also meet many of the friendly resident donkeys and see how the money you raise directly helps improve their lives. There will also be pit stops for refreshments, and additional entertainment and activities to keep you motivated throughout the walk.


The suggested sponsorship target is £50 per adult or £500 per corporate team.

This is a suggested sponsorship target only - regardless of how much you raise, your participation is still very much welcomed and appreciated. Every single penny that is raised from participation and sponsorship is amazing and will directly help donkeys in need, here in the UK and around the world.

The inaugural Dawdle for Donkeys was a triumph this year. Watch this space for updates and to book on to the Dawdle for Donkeys, 13 June 2020.