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DONKEY SANCTUARY SCOOP RURAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD DURING CEREMONY AT COUNTY SHOW

IsleofwightdonkeysanctuarylogoThe Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary was awarded 2 prestigious rural business accolades at a ceremony held at The Isle of Wight County Show last weekend (26th June).

The sanctuary was awarded Rural Tourism Business of the Year and was also presented with the trophy for overall winner, the Rural Business of the Year.

A popular local charity, the santucary is based in Wroxall and is home to 123 rescued and abandoned donkeys along with several ponies and horses.

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Since being rescued from the brink of bankruptcy a little over 10 years ago the charity has gone from strength to strength under the leadership of Charity Manager Derek Needham and his business partner Carol Foote.

When asked for his reaction, Derek said:

“We are hugely proud of the welfare work our small, independent charity does to care for donkeys in need of a new, safe home on the Isle of Wight.

“The awards are dedicated to our hardworking volunteers and staff who give their time, skills and patience to ensure our donkeys have everything they need to live a happy, healthy life.

“The Sanctuary has had to adapt and work incredibly hard in recent years through the Coronavirus Pandemic and we’re very grateful to all our supporters that have stood by us to give our donkeys the very best care.”

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frank
frank
1 month ago

congratulations very well deserved .Brading Community choir are singing for the Donkeys funds Saturday July 2nd 3pm at Ryllstone Gardens Old Village Shanklin. bring a picnic and meet the donkeys please and enjoy some well known songs.

rodney burt
rodney burt
1 month ago

Well deserved i worked there once the donkeys are well looked after

Paul Gibson
Paul Gibson
1 month ago

CONGRATULATIONS! Well done to the sanctuary.

 

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