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We are very pleased to tell you that we have recently agreed to become the first corporate partner of The Donkey Sanctuary. This confirms the natural relationship that exists between the two organisations and will bring benefits to both parties, but more importantly to our patrons and customers. It will also bring in much needed funds to The Donkey Sanctuary.

The Donkey Sanctuary carries out valuable welfare work—it’s often thought that they’re all about donkeys, but they are also very much about people.

In the UK the Donkey Sanctuary never turns a donkey away. Donkeys arrive for all sorts of reasons, from owners who can no longer keep them to cases of extreme cruelty, but every one is assured of a happy and cared for life. Overseas, The Donkey Sanctuary works all over the world to alleviate the suffering of donkeys through their mobile veterinary clinics and community outreach work.

Aside from the important work they do rescuing and looking after donkeys worldwide, they also have an educational outreach programme that offer help and training to those people whose livelihood depends on their hard working animals. It is far better to educate and assist donkey owners to look after their animals well than to have to rescue a poorly treated or sick animal. It also helps families to gain a secure future.

The Donkey Sanctuary also delivers donkey assisted riding therapy to children with special needs and disabilities. It aims to bring enjoyment and pleasure into their lives and to give them the satisfaction and confidence that comes with the achievement of learning riding skills.

We manufacture bags of soil improver for the Donkey Sanctuary under the name of "Donkey Doo". This is available for purchase from the Donkey Sanctuary. For each bag that is sold the Carbon Compost Company donates 50p to the Donkey Sanctuary Charity.

We are very proud to be associated with The Donkey Sanctuary in this way.


The Donkey Sanctuary processes the considerable amount of waste generated by the donkeys in its care by properly composting it.

It is heaped, turned and watered regularly throughout the year. The liquid that drains off the waste is captured and sprayed back on to the heaps. The heaps are temperature checked at each stage of the composting process to ensure the inside is reaching a level at which weed seeds and other pests cannot survive.

Excess liquid is sprayed on to willow beds which absorb the moisture and nutrients within it. The willow removes CO2 from the atmosphere and captures the carbon which it stores within its structure.

Much of the composted manure is spread on to the fields around the farm to ensure good grazing for the following year. The excess is used by us as a component of Carbon Compost.

The willow is also cropped by us each year, trimmed and stacked for a while to dry out some of its moisture.

We then come along with our charcoal making Exeter Retort and convert this willow into charcoal that is then broken down to make biochar, another component of Carbon Compost.

By turning the willow into charcoal, we capture most of the carbon that the tree took from the atmosphere in the form of CO2. By making Carbon Compost with the charcoal we ensure that the carbon will be locked away in the soil, at the same time helping your plants to grow.

Importantly, the Donkey Sanctuary has a completely closed system, with no waste produced by the donkeys ever leaving the site except in bags of Carbon Compost!

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