This page has been created by The Donkey Sanctuary for people who would like to make a donation in memory of a loved one, friend or colleague.

Many people choose to remember a loved one by making a donation in memory or by asking for donations as an alternative to sending flowers to a funeral.  A memorial donation is a fitting way to remember a special person, while at the same time helping others.

If you would like your donation in memory to be acknowledged, please complete the online form with your name and preferred method of contact as well as letting us know the name of the person in whose memory you are donating.

We keep our fundraising and administration costs as low as possible so as to ensure the maximum amount of donations being available is spent on the care and welfare of the donkeys. This year our fundraising and administration costs were 8.4 pence for every £1 of the total income generated for the charity.

Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a donation to the The Donkey Sanctuary.

If you are a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.

Raising money for

The Donkey Sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary

Charity Registration No. 264818

Our mission is to transform the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships. Our goal is to bring care to two million donkeys in 40 countries by 2018.

Donations 560

In memory of my loving and caring Auntie Doreen



+ £2.50 Gift Aid

In memory of Lillian Mary Shipley, much loved mother and grandmother to our dear friends.



+ £5.00 Gift Aid

This donation is in the memory of my dear wife Sandra Wharton from her friends and family. She admired the work done by the Donkey Sanctuary (and adopted one in Birmingham) so very much.



+ £138.75 Gift Aid


In loving memory of our longtime friend Tony Eriksson of Blackheath, London. Anita and Steven Butler Richardson, Texas, USA



In memory of Audrey Kettlewell who loved donkeys and sadly died on 23rd February 2015.



+ £7.50 Gift Aid

To celebrate Sandra Wharton's life and her favourite charity.She will be remembered. Sincere thoughts from Clare and Sam.


in memory of Ray Hampstead...taken too soon. RIP xx Rita, Clive and Nik xx



+ £12.50 Gift Aid

This donation has been given by many contributors, in memory of Joyce Smith, who was a keen supporter of this charity throughout her life.



+ £27.30 Gift Aid

In memory of my aunt Joy. A true lover of animals and the countryside.



+ £25.00 Gift Aid

In memory of Iris Blow. A lovely lady and fellow donkey lover.


In memory of Ray Hampstead, taken too soon lovely funny guy RIP Ray love Carl and Babs



In Memory of My grandad, he used to donate regulary to the donkey sanctuary, so now in his memory on his birthday and at christmas I donate


In memory of my dear Grandad, I will miss you until the day we meet again. Xxx


In memory of a much missed friend, Ann Hilton, who died on 3 February. Devon-born she was a long-time supporter of the Donkey Sanctuary.


In memory of our dear friend Mary Hyam who loved this sanctuary.



+ £7.50 Gift Aid

In loving memory of my friend, Rose, who loved animals.


In loving memory of Richard kiernan who donated and cared for donkeys so I've donated instead of flowers in his memory rip Richard xxx



In memory of my granny who spoke of the donkey sanctuary often. Love and miss you xxx



+ £5.00 Gift Aid

In loving memory of my mum-in-law, Marjorie Smith, who I loved as my very own mum. Mum requested instead of flowers that a donation should be made to 'The Donkey Sanctuary. Love you and missing you.



+ £5.00 Gift Aid

In memory of my Auntie Pat (Radford), a lady who always had a smile on her face. It's nice to know we have a love of donkeys in common. Rest in peace, Auntie.


In memory of my mother, Winnie Roszak, who spent many happy holidays at "Donkey Week" and who requested in her will that the Donkey Sanctuary be remembered with a donation.



In loving memory of Susan Williams, forever missed and always in our hearts. Love you so much, Mwah XX



+ £37.50 Gift Aid

To my dearest Mum, Dorothy Smith, on the anniversary of her birthday today. Three months almost since you passed away. Love and miss you every day x



Today we said goodbye to our dear neighbour and friend Eileen Maddison. She loved animals but donkeys were top of the list. Always in our thoughts.


Donation summary

  • * Online donations£32,763.74
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£32,763.74
  • Gift Aid£5,732.69

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