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Visitor picnic area: Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary

by Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary in Brightwell Cum Sotwell, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 16th July 2020 we successfully raised £1,101 ( + est. £176.25 Gift Aid ) with 49 supporters in 42 days

We want to create a safe, inclusive, recreational space for visitors at Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary - a great, free day out for everybody!

by Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary in Brightwell Cum Sotwell, England, United Kingdom

1st place in the Calor Rural Community Fund - £5,000 Category

Help us to upgrade our outdoor & indoor visitor facilities! 1589217153_donkeys_at_the_door.jpg

About Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary:

Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary is a popular day out for people to enjoy being in green spaces surrounded by friendly animals. As it is free to enter it allows visitors and volunteers from all walks of life to enjoy this space together. We have been experiencing an increased number of visitors year on year, and in response to this we want to create a more welcoming and comfortable space for everyone.

We are crowdfunding for:

  • Outdoor picnic area
  • Light refurbishment of the visitor's centre, including the shop and cafeteria


What the visitor's centre & outdoor area will provide:

  • A welcoming atmosphere for everyone, especially those experiencing loneliness, isolation, mental health issues and behavioural issues.  
  • A warm indoor space where visitors can take shelter on colder, rainy days.
  • A safely sectioned off outdoor picnic/play area for visitors to enjoy on warm, sunny days.
  • An inclusive, safe space for people from all walks of life to gather and meet.
  • A sense of structure and purpose for volunteers.

Thank you for your support! The staff & donkeys of Island Farm really appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you at our refurbished indoor & outdoor areas.                                                                                                                 




This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Adopt your very own donkey from Island Farm! You will receive a photograph of your donkey, details about his or her life-story as well as an adoption certificate. There are also plenty of opportunities either to visit your donkey at the Sanctuary.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Receive a fridge magnet from Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary.

£10 or more

£10 reward

A small soft toy donkey will be sent in the post to you.

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