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On September 4th 2012 I will be hiking 192 miles in a coast to coast walk across England, covering the highest ground it has to offer.  If the walk wasnt enough I will be carrying 40 pounds on my shoulders throughout the 12 days, which will include my tent, camping equipment and all my food for the challenge.

I am hoping to raise money for The Donkey Sanctuary.  

"The objects of The Donkey Sanctuary are the provision of care, protection and or permanent security anywhere in the world for donkeys and mules which are in need of attention by reason of sickness, maltreatment, poor circumstances, ill-usage or other like causes and the prevention of cruelty and suffering among donkeys and mules."

Some of these donkeys are received in terrible conditions.  One donkey will shy away from humans in fear of being beaten like it was by its past owners.  Another donkey I saw was half the size of the others due to neglect and malnutrition.  In severe cases donkeys are in a critical state from going without food and water.  Some require ongoing medical support to deal with the health problems caused by years of neglect.

This is a world-wide issue.  In developing countries donkeys are a lifeline for millions of people struggling to make a living.  The donkeys carry drinking water, people, food and fuel and provide an income by transporting goods.  The Donkey Sanctuary help by running clinics in places like Kenya, Egypt and India where they give sick donkeys quality treatment, and teach their owners the best way to keep their animals in good health.  

So every bit of your money is going to a good cause, raising awareness and helping look after the donkeys and mules.  

If you can afford £2 then please help out, the money goes straight to The Donkey Sanctuary.  And if you can afford more then thats even better because my feet are going to be really sore after 12 days;o)

Updates 2

Thank you to everyone who has donated. I completed the Coast to Coast on Saturday 15th September. A few blisters and aching muscles-but well worth it! Thanks for all your support!

23/09/12 09:22

Thanks to everyone for your donations, off to a great start! You can keep up to date with the donkeys and my progress on my facebook page: www.facebook.com/samdolmanart

22/08/12 17:16

Raising money for

The Donkey Sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary

Charity Registration No. 264818

The Donkey Sanctuary has taken in over 16,500 donkeys and has over 45 welfare officers who follow up reports of cruelty. It works worldwidde helping improve conditions for working donkeys and mules. A Charity registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales. Charity Registration No 264818

Donations 32

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Sale of donkey painting-thank you!

Donation by Sam Dolman on 18/12/12

£320.00

+ £80.00 Gift Aid

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Well done! I do this sort of thing every now and then and its not as easy as people think.

Donation by wendy wilkinson on 09/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 21/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Hope your journey goes well, it's a great thing you're doing Sam, you ROCK!!

Donation by Roby Baer on 05/09/12

£10.00

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Good luck mate!!!!

Donation by Paul Glazzard on 02/09/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Thank you for taking the time to raise money for such a wonderful cause. Best wishes for the remainder of your walk.

Donation by Eirwen Smith on 02/09/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

All the best Sam. A very worthy cause.

Donation by Philip Wild on 02/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Hope you have packed your mac! Ann xx

Donation by Ann Worland on 02/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Sam - I'm sure you will do great! xx

Donation by Karen Dhinsa on 28/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Sam from Carolyn & Benji x

Donation by Carolyn Evans on 28/08/12

£5.00

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Good Luck Sam. Mary x

Donation by Mary Keeble on 28/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Sam - hope the sun shines for you! Suzanne and Paul xxx

Donation by Suzanne Rolt on 25/08/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Sam. I look forward to seeing the dvd complete with your unique commentary! x

Donation by claire mcgrath on 24/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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sorry i can't give more but will keep up with your story. Good luck to you, ann

Donation by ann barton on 22/08/12

£5.00

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Well done Sam such a good cause . Sure you will have more models for painting . Speak soon Ro

Donation by Rod Taylor on 21/08/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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my hat's off to you Sam. When you get back paint some more great ones.

Donation by Richard Nowak on 21/08/12

£10.00

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Bless you Sam! Take care and have a good time too. Much love, Tricia xx

Donation by Patricia Gabbitas on 21/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Sam... Very worthy cause...

Donation by Caroline McMillan on 21/08/12

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Good luck Sam hope the journey goes well. A really worthy charity to be helping.

Donation by Debbie Whittingham-Boothe on 21/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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All the best and very well done for the donks.

Donation by Anonymous on 21/08/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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A the best cause to be walking for Sam, the donkeys will be with you in spirit all the way - good luck

Donation by Hannah Baker on 21/08/12

£5.00

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Thank you for helping the Donkey Sanctuary Sam. Good luck and have a trouble free trek!

Donation by Lorraine Johnson on 21/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck on the walk, Sam. Great cause!

Donation by Liz Holm on 21/08/12

£15.00

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What a fantastic cause Sam - hope that the weather is not too taxing for you. Let me know the route. eeeeee...orrrrrrrr!!! Jane x

Donation by Jane Croft on 21/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Gosh Sam! Your like being a Donkey yourself for 160 some miles. God Bless!

Donation by Marian Hailey-Moss on 21/08/12

£15.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£715.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£715.00
  • Gift Aid£147.50

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