Hayling Island Donkey Sanctuary fundraiser set to boost charity's efforts

MUSIC lovers of all ages are invited to ‘dance for the donkeys’ at an event set to raise funds for a Hayling Island animal sanctuary.

By Emily Jessica Turner
Tuesday, 19th October 2021, 2:10 pm

The family fun and live music event will take place at Lily’s Bar on October 30.

Money raised will go to support the Hayling Island Donkey Sanctuary, which provides ex-working donkeys with a safe and peaceful environment.

There are 23 retired and rescue donkeys at the sanctuary who will benefit from the fundraising event.

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Rusty the donkey with volunteer Phill Upshall (left) and Martin Nash fom Lily's Bar (right)

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Sugar Fest 21 will start with a children’s party from 12pm until 2pm, followed by seven live bands and activities including a raffle, a charity game show, and a head shaving fundraiser running until 11pm.

Adult wristbands are £3 and children go free.

Phill Upshall, a volunteer at the sanctuary, said: ‘People are so kind in helping us look after our 23 retired and rescued donkeys.

‘We intend to have a live nativity at the sanctuary with donkeys and sheep during our Xmas open days.’

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