Community Fund: The Donkey Sanctuary, Co. Cork

The Donkey Sanctuary - Cork

Over 258 local causes across Co. Cork share donation of €78,000 thanks to customer votes in the Tesco Community Fund

Cork customers back more animal welfare causes than any other county including a little donkey named ‘Chaz’

In Cork alone, over 258 local good causes have shared a donation of €78,000 since the launch of the Tesco Community Fund initiative last year.

Tesco customers across Cork have been quick to show their support for their local furry friends, voting for more Animal Welfare causes than any other county. One Cork-based community cause that was nominated for the Tesco Community Fund is The Donkey Sanctuary in Mallow, Co. Cork. An international animal welfare charity, The Donkey Sanctuary aims to protect donkeys and mules and promote their welfare worldwide. Protecting these animals isn’t easy and with the Cork sanctuary itself taking in 4,600 donkeys since opening, every little bit of help is needed.

Triona O’Mahony of The Donkey Sanctuary said: “We never turn away from a donkey in need. Our goals are ambitious but our resources are finite so we are extremely grateful to the Tesco Community Fund and local community for their donation and support. We are currently caring for almost 1,800 donkeys and have rescued over 400 already this year. We welcome visitors all year around to meet our beautiful donkeys including our oldest residents known as the ‘Super Grannies Group’. The support from our local Tesco store will help us in our continued efforts to transform the lives of neglected donkeys, like little Chaz (pictured), and we are forever grateful.”