The Donkey Sanctuary: Donkeys Matter

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In an arid location, a shelter provides a shady spot near a well, above which hangs a bucket. Fuller planting surrounds it. On higher ground, a bank of lavender is reached by a path that leads to a rocky area. The path represents the vital journeys that donkeys carry out on behalf of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities where no ‘white van’ or family car can travel.
Donkeys – the ultimate in sustainable transport – provide access to clean, fresh water, transport food and medicine and enable children to receive an education.
The international animal welfare charity, The Donkey Sanctuary celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019 and the garden provides a showcase for the charity's international work.

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