Teddy Bear’s Picnic to raise funds for donkeys

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This yea’s Teddy Bear’s P0icnic at the Donkey Sanctuary located at Liscarroll, Mallow, north County Cork takes place on Thursday July 4 (weather permitting).
This yea’s Teddy Bear’s P0icnic at the Donkey Sanctuary located at Liscarroll, Mallow, north County Cork takes place on Thursday July 4 (weather permitting).

Everyone loves a summertime picnic and this year you can enjoy a special Teddy Bear’s Picnic while supporting a fantastic cause with the annual Donkey Sanctuary fundraiser taking place on July 4.

THE Donkey Sanctuary has featured on this section many times in the past as it continues its mission to love and care for neglected and abandoned donkeys all over Ireland.

The charity has more than 1,800 donkeys and mules in their care. There are over 650 of these donkeys in private guardian homes throughout the country as part of the sanctuary’s rehoming scheme and the remainder of the donkeys are based at the organisation’s four farms in the Liscarroll area.

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Knockardbane Farm is open to the public all year round (except Christmas Day) and the opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm and Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 10am to 5pm.

Every year the Donkey Sanctuary in Liscarroll, Mallow, Co. Cork hosts a very special fundraiser, The Teddy Bear’s Picnic, which takes place this year on Thursday, July 4.

Families are encouraged to kickstart the school Summer holidays with a fun visit to The Donkey Sanctuary and according to the staff there, preparations are already well underway and excitement is building for this year’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic.

The popular family event attracts hundreds of families every year promises lots of fun, games and prizes to be won.

Activities for the children include face painting, a colouring corner and the popular teddy bear hospital so make sure you bring any sick or injured teddy’s with you!

Visitors will get to see what happens at the sanctuary and the fantastic work they do day in day out. You’ll even get the chance to take part in some donkey grooming which is always very popular with the smaller visitors.

Admission is €5 per child* and adults go free. The fun starts at 12noon and runs until 3pm so mark it in your diary and don’t forget your teddy bear and picnic!

*Some activities carry an additional charge and the fundraiser is weather dependent so please check the website www.thedonkeysanctuary.ie and Facebook page for updates closer to the day.