Get eeyourself to the RSPCA's Lockwood Donkey Centre, Wormley
PUBLISHED: 15:36 13 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:21 20 February 2013
Originally established by a Mr and Mrs Lockwood, the donkey centre in Wormley was bequeathed to the RSPCA upon the latter's death in 2005
Originally established by a Mr and Mrs Lockwood, the donkey centre in Wormley was bequeathed to the RSPCA upon the latters death in 2005.
The RSPCA pledged to upgrade the facilities at the site to ensure the donkeys there could enjoy their retirement in comfort.
There are now 18 donkeys enjoying the good life at Lockwood, and more arrivals are expected over the next couple of months.
When the RSPCA took on the centre, it was also upgraded to become a specialist equine centre - the centre now takes in horses and ponies that have been neglected, abandoned or rescued via the RSPCA Inspectorate.
Not generally open to the public, they host open days every Wednesday, 11.30am to 4pm, and have just completed a new walkway around the grounds, which allows walkers see the donkeys, perhaps adopt one and then carry on with their ramble.
The centre costs around 800 a day to run and relies on the generosity of its supporters.
To make an online donation towards the care of equines at The Lockwood Donkey Centre, please visit www.rspca.org.uk/lockwood or send a cheque made payable to Lockwood Donkey Centre and send to the address below.
- Lockwood Donkey Centre, Hatch Lane, Wormley, Surrey GU8 5UX
The centre also features on our May Surrey Life magazine walk, A ramble around Chiddingfold.