A gift in your will can make a life-changing difference to suffering donkeys across the world for years to come.

In the UK your legacy will help honour our pledge never to turn away from donkeys and mules who desperately need help. Your kindness will help give every single abandoned and abused animal that we care for a safe and loving home for the rest of their lives.

Overseas, your generosity could help to transform the lives of millions of donkeys and mules working with some of the poorest communities in Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Every gift large or small makes a life-saving difference. Please join us in reaching our ultimate goal of ensuring that every single donkey lives a life free from suffering.

Why I'm leaving a legacy for donkeys

Ann Toogood
Ann Toogood,

My family has a long standing tradition of supporting The Donkey Sanctuary. It all began with my father's two elderly aunts who were great donkey lovers, as was my mother and I've inherited a soft spot for donkeys from her.

Over the years I used to bring my parents down to visit the donkeys in Sidmouth and at Christmas we would adopt donkeys for the grandchildren of the family.

I've decided to leave The Donkey Sanctuary a bequest in my will. My family will come first, but then I'm planning to leave what's left to charity. It's important to me that the work of the sanctuary carries on and this is one way that I can help.

The commitment of The Donkey Sanctuary to give care and love to thousands of donkeys worldwide is something that I am proud to be associated with. However small my contribution, I am made to feel that 'every little bit helps'.

Your gift in action

If you have any questions about leaving a legacy or for an informal chat, please contact Jane Fawell, our Legacy Relationship Manager, who’ll be very happy to help you on 01395 573152.

If you are a solicitor or executor, administering an estate that includes a gift to The Donkey Sanctuary, thank you. Please contact our Legacy administration team on 01395 573008.