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Trustees in the UK have registered the British charity, Lucy’s UK Donkey Foundation, registration number: 1174959.

This Charitable Incorporated Organisation will be providing financial support by raising urgent funds to support the critical work of the sanctuary, rescue missions and outreach projects that are carried out by our very small team in the Holy Land.
The UK Trustees will utilise all funds raised in the UK, in the best manner, to have the best impact for Lucy’s UK Donkey Foundation and its objects and to ensure that the critical work that is carried out in Israel, can continue.

The UK Board of Trustees would like to thank you for your wonderful support that has enabled Lucy and her small team to make such a vital difference to the many donkeys that they have been able to help and hopefully, will continue to help.

Please note that the published, total amount of donations raised here on Go Fund Me, is the total raised since this campaign began in 2015. So to date, it shows the total amount raised over a period of nearly 9 years. Every penny raised is used literally immediately to enable our sanctuary to operate month after month. The charity has no reserve funds at all so it’s imperative that we continue to make every effort to consistently fund raise.
Thank you so much for love and understanding, and for your continued support.

The Trustees
Lucy’s UK Donkey Foundation

From Lucy -

Despite the travesty in 2015 which saw my departure from a previous charity, which I’d founded and worked at for 15 years, I was determined to continue my mission and life's work to help give a better life to the working and abandoned donkeys in the Holy Land.

I would appeal to everybody to please help as much as you can and please help spread the word about our work.
Some may remember the original story of my rescue of 'Donk' in Israel in the early 90's during my five years of work at the Jerusalem SPCA.
Many of you will know Donk was eventually flown to the UK and he was my pure inspiration to set up my original charity to enable me to help and save thousands of donkeys and horses from ill treatment and harm across the war torn territories of Israel and the Palestinian West Bank.

We knew we had to continue our work with the same unique love, dedication and determination that enabled us to begin, develop and expand it the way we have over the years. 17 years worth of knowledge, psychology, skills, experience and a deep understanding have all enabled us to keep working at trying to break down the political and cultural barriers, bringing Jews and Arabs together to work towards achieving a more compassionate future for animals.
Our determination cannot falter when we know that so many donkeys need our protection and their owners deserve our support.
For our work to continue, we urgently need monetary donations in order to be able to help many more donkeys in need. We also welcome donations of medical supplies such as wound ointments, dressings, bandages and items such as head collars (to fit donkeys/small horses).
We treat the working animals in some Israeli Arab villages and Palestinian towns in the West Bank with the help of our Palestinian vet, Dr Nour Kalabani. And we have to date, currently 55 rescued donkeys and 2 horses, each with their own little story, some more distressing than others at our small sanctuary in Moshav Burgata, central Israel.

Financial support is of course hugely appreciated and needed to help progress our work, take care of the animals in our care and do our utmost to educate owners and children.
Also to continue our project doing all that we can to ease the suffering and burden of those heavily over worked donkeys and horses in the Palestinian areas and work hard to protect as many as we can in our area of work, particularly in light of the terrible global threat facing donkeys today, the hide trade for Chinese medicine.
I would be so grateful if you could continue to help us to help them...

Your support and monetary donations, however small they may be, will be truly appreciated.
Please see the website for more information.

Thank you so much.

Lucy and the Donkeys



  • George Murnu
    • £25 
    • 17 hrs
  • Anonymous
    • £25 
    • 6 d
  • Joanne Marvell
    • £20 
    • 14 d
  • jan cioci
    • £100 
    • 19 d
  • Suzanne Morgan
    • £10 
    • 20 d


Lucy Fensom
Lucy‘s UK Donkey Foundation
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