TOUCHING: The first Donkey Dreamland Mijas charity dinner raises more than €1,500. Image: EWN

Mijas’ iconic donkeys have been given a boost after local charity Donkey Dreamland Mijas raised a staggering over €1500 at their first fundraising dinner on Friday 20th January.

Proudly sponsored by Euro Weekly News, the brilliant dinner at Green Label restaurant, Mijas, saw 82 animal lovers, including many other local charities and small businesses, come out to support Donkey Dreamland.

Featuring music by Alexandra Avery, plus a raffle and auction prize of a Laurent Perrier seafood tower at the Vineyard restaurant, the evening raised vital funds for food, vet bills and the care of Mijas’ donkeys.

Welcoming guests, volunteer Richard thanked supporters of the charity as well as Euro Weekly News for sponsoring the event and encouraged attendees to donate to help the shelter’s latest rescue, a young donkey named Valiente. who needs urgent medical attention.

The founder of the charity, Amaya Isert, explained the work of the hostel. She said: “We are very happy with tonight’s participation.

“Our work is simple; we rescue donkeys, take care of them and then try to find new homes for them, and have been quite successful.

“We are very proud to have rescued 36 animals and we always have new rescues, including Valiente.”

She added: “We have an amazing team of animal lovers who volunteer for us. These people are giving their time and effort to help the animals and we are so thankful for them.”

The act was also attended by the councilor of Mijas, Bill Anderson. He told Euro Weekly News: “This was Amaya’s baby from the start and I think he has done something extraordinary for Mijas.

“She’s one of those people who, if you show up in Donkey Dreamland, is always knee-deep in poop doing the actual work.

“The volunteer team they have is also exceptional and shows fantastic commitment.”

Donkey Dreamland volunteer Wietse Haak told EWN: “I’ve never worked with donkeys before volunteering at the shelter, but since I’ve been at Donkey Dreamland, you really like these animals.”

Supporters of the event included Brown’s Bar, Torre del Mar, which has raised €3,000 for Donkey Dreamland in less than two years, as well as charities ACE and La Cala Lions, who came to raise money for the shelter.

To support Donkey Dreamland Mijas, there are several ways to donate, including one-time donations. https://donkeydreamland.com/donate/ or becoming a monthly sponsor https://donkeydreamland.com/patron/.


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