Helpers wanted for conservation work in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 17:00 11 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:15 16 November 2017

The Donkey Sanctuary is seeking helpers for two volunteer days in Honiton.

The Donkey Sanctuary is seeking helpers for two volunteer days in Honiton.


Two volunteer days are being hosted by The Donkey Sanctuary, the first on November 15 and the latter on December 13.

Helpers are being sought by The Donkey Sanctuary to carry out conservation work in Honiton.

Two volunteer days are being hosted by the charity, the first on November 15 and the latter on December 13.

They will be held at Brookfield Farm near Honiton, and will see people spend a day in the woods to help wildlife and learn new skills.

Brookfield Farm, just south of the town, is home to 303 donkeys and the site of the charity’s new Donkey Veterinary Hospital.

The farm has two woodland country wildlife sites and The Donkey Sanctuary has management plans for these woods, but needs help to carry out essential work, such as coppicing and thinning, to ensure the interesting mosaic of habitats are maintained.

Those interested in attending must wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothing to suit the weather conditions.

Gloves and tools will be provided, as well as hot refreshments, but helpers should bring a packed lunch and a bottled drink or thermos for while they are working.

No experience is necessary and the event is free to attend.

To book a place and for further information about the day, call 01395 573162 or email

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