Tuesday 20th of February 2024

Sponsor a rescued donkey this Easter

Sponsoring a rescued donkey at Redwings Horse Sanctuary not only makes a special Easter gift for a friend or loved one, but will provide vital care for these lovable long-eared creatures for years to come.

Donkeys are a symbol of love and loyalty, especially at Easter when Christians honour the donkey for its humble service in carrying Jesus to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.  

Donkey duo Wiggins and Wacko

So what better time of year to extend your own hand of friendship and sponsor one of the Redwings’ beautiful Adoption Star donkeys?

A year’s sponsorship costs just £12.50, with the funds going towards the daily care of your chosen Adoption Star and their friends.

Redwings’ nine Adoption Star donkeys live across five visitor centres in Norfolk, Essex, Warwickshire and Angus, and include stunning part-bred Poitou donkey Arya, cheeky Del Boy, super-sweet Esther and mischievous duo Wiggins and Wacko.

Del Boy (right) and his partner in crime Rodney

Part-bred Poitou donkey Arya

As well as receiving updates and photographs, your loved one can even meet and cuddle their new fluffy friend in person, for free, at every visitor centre. Adopters will also receive a special invite to their sponsored donkey’s birthday party making an adoption the perfect gift for any animal lover or those who have always wanted to a donkey of their own.

Gemma Walpole, Redwings’ Head of Fundraising, said:

“These gorgeous creatures hold a special place in the heart of many at this time of year, making the gift of a Redwings adoption such a beautiful gift for Easter.

“It’s hard to believe that some of our adorable donkeys endured awful neglect, abandonment or heart-breaking loneliness before finding a safe and loving new home at Redwings, but by sponsoring an Adoption Star donkey, you’ll be ensuring that your new four-legged friend will continue to enjoy a happy and healthy life at the Sanctuary.”


To adopt a donkey as a unique Easter gift, call 01508 481000 or visit www.redwings.org.uk/adopting

All Redwings’ visitor centres are open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am to 4pm (closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). To find your nearest centre, visit www.redwings.org.uk/visiting

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