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Closed 06/09/2021

raised of £5,000 target by 217 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,700 to bring a touch of MiniDonk magic to as many communities as possible through a series of pop up Minidonk Farm events.

    Funded on Monday, 6th September 2021

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    Many Miles for Minidonks

    Many Miles for MiniDonks is inspired by MinDonks super-supporter Ian Hytch, who has set himself the challenge of walking 80 miles in 8 days in his 80th year. Ian is walking in memory of his friend Dr. Nick Ireland who sadly died in an accident before he could join Ian in his challenge. Ian’s walk will finish on Saturday 26th June in Cromer, where our wonderful Miniature Donkeys will be waiting to meet him. All our friends and supporters are invited to come along and have some fun.

    To help Ian reach his target of £5,000 we’re asking people to get moving and help us cover Many Miles for MiniDonks: raising money for a series of MiniDonks Pop-up Farm Experiences. We love visiting care homes and other residential settings, and our hope is that the MiniDonks Pop-Up Farm Experiences will allow even more people with life-limiting conditions to get up close and personal with our wonderful herd of miniature donkeys, plus lots of other animals. We know that spending time with animals can bring genuine therapeutic benefits and moments of pure joy to people living with complex disabilities and conditions such as dementia. It’s our mission to bring a touch of MiniDonk magic to as many communities as possible.



    • Sarah McPherson6 months ago
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      Sarah McPherson

      6 months ago

      We are delighted to say that we have exceeded our target thanks to Ian's heroic efforts and the help of the Flute family with their 500 mile target, and your generous donations. We have been asked to keep the page open for further donations. Your support means that we will be able to run at least 5 Minidonk Pop Up Farm events which will be free to access for anyone with special needs, mental health issues or life limiting condition. Sharing special moments like this!

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    • Sarah McPherson7 months ago
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      Sarah McPherson

      7 months ago

      We are so close! Ian is still walking, and we are at £3, 850 raised so far. You are all amazing and thank you to those who have donated. If you haven't please make a donation. The interactions between our donkeys and the residents of care homes and other settings are truly inspirational, as Ian witnessed half way through his walk yesterday at two care homes in Wells Next The Sea. Please help us to spread even more Minidonk Magic. Thank you!

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    • Sarah McPherson8 months ago
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      Sarah McPherson

      8 months ago

      Wow!. We have reached a quarter of our target. You are amazing - thank you! This means that the first of our Minidonk pop-up farm events will be happening. We have a venue, which will have free parking, fully accessible disabled toilet facilities, fully accessible grounds. We have our social enterprise partners ready to roll with their mobile farm (pygmy goats, sheep, chickens, ducks and more), wellbeing activities and of course, The Minidonks. All free of charge for people with life limiting conditions, special needs or mental health issues.

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    • Ken Barcham-Bool

      Ken Barcham-Bool

      Aug 1, 2021

      Well done Sue et all!Fantastic achievement.


    • John Kelly

      John Kelly

      Aug 1, 2021

      Well done guys - amazing effort


    • Tracey Shaughnessy

      Tracey Shaughnessy

      Jul 20, 2021

      The more minidonks events the merrier!


    • Liam Cross

      Liam Cross

      Jul 19, 2021

      I met you along Peddar’s way during your walk in North Pickenham with my dog. Well done for the walk, you’ve done very well!


    • Gill Pearce

      Gill Pearce

      Jul 17, 2021

      Keep up the amazing work you do


    • Tess Killingbeck

      Tess Killingbeck

      Jul 9, 2021

      Well done Flutes for your many miles covered! Great work!


    • Max Edwards

      Max Edwards

      Jul 5, 2021


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    Sarah McPherson

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    Sarah McPherson is the founder and Managing Director of Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing, a social enterprise based in Norfolk, offering well being visits to people with life limiting conditions, with her miniature donkeys. Bringing a bit of joy to people one donkey at a time.

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