The Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys

Raise donations for The Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys whenever you shop online

Turn your everyday online shopping into FREE donations

Over £40m raised for good causes through easyfundraising

Scroll down

The Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys

Woolbrook, Sidmouth


Total raised



About this cause

About our cause

The Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys (EST) is a UK based charity dedicated to providing riding therapy with donkeys to children with special needs and disabilities.

The aims of the EST are to bring enjoyment and pleasure into their lives and to give them the satisfaction that comes with the achievement of learning riding skills.

Riding skills are taught by qualified riding instructors using the donkey because of its placid nature. In addition, children are encouraged to groom and care for the donkeys.

The children who attend the centres have a wide range of disabilities; some may have learning difficulties, others are physically disabled or have behavioural problems, brain damage or sensory impairment.

Children are brought to the centres daily by their school or hospital, and once a month on a Saturday or during school holidays they can attend clubs with their families.

easyfundraising® is the UK’s biggest charity shopping fundraising site

It's simple to use and it's free. Since we launched in 2005, we've helped thousands of good causes raise money simply by shopping online. Our community of over 2.1 million loyal supporters has so far raised over £40 million.

get started

1. Get started

Choose a cause to support then join for free

start shopping

2. Start shopping

Visit retailers and then shop online as normal

raise donations

3. Raise donations

Your cause receives free donations

How does it work?

easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for your favourite cause. How? Just start your online shopping first at easyfundraising, then shop as normal. Our retailers will then make a small donation to say “thank you”.

We have 4700+ retailers to choose from and so far we've raised over £40 million for thousands of community groups, schools, sports clubs, small and large charities across the UK. Easy!

Kim Cowling - 1st and 3rd Kilmacolm Guides

Kim Cowling - 1st and 3rd Kilmacolm Guides

easyfundraising has been great for us and so easy to use. Imagine being given free money just for online shopping! Since joining we have raised over £2,200.

Over £40 million raised

2.1 million supporters

160,000 good causes

Over 4,700 shops