TAGS:

The Donkey Sanctuary is opening a pop up campsite at its site in Leeds for the start of the Tour de France this summer.

The sanctuary is close to the top vantage points of the “grand depart” stage from Leeds to Harrogate on 5 July.

The Donkey Sanctuary Assisted Therapy Centre, Swan Lane, Off Blackhill Lane, Eccup, are palnning to host a special Tour de France campsite for 60 families to enjoy the road race while pitching tents in a field adjacent to 20 donkeys. All money raised by the campsite will go towards the charity and its donkey assisted riding therapy centre. Pictured On her bike Kirsty Chrsitmas, (Riding Instructor & Fund Raiser) with Donkey's Doodles and Eli. Date:13th March 2014, Picture James Hardisty, (JH1002/93e)

“We can’t wait to open our temporary campsite for what’s going to be an amazing weekend. We’re so excited to be so close to the Tour site and can’t wait to welcome as many cycle fans, families and animals to camp with us and enjoy the spectacle,” said Cathryn Williams, the centre manager.

“By staying here you’ll be helping us provide free riding therapy to children with additional needs. So we really hope campers will choose us to help support our work and to enjoy this brilliant weekend of cycling at the same time.”

The site will offer breakfasts and snacks as well as a barbecue and licensed bar at night. 2 nights camping for 4 people with 1 one car costs £100.

To find out more, visit: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/donkey-assisted-therapy