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£8,310raised of £15,000 target by 179 supporters

Weʼre raising £15,000 to provide donkey therapy for people in care homes, dementia units, autism clubs, etc with our gentle, adorable miniature donkeys.

Norfolk and Suffolk UK

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We take our gentle and friendly miniature donkeys into care homes, dementia units, autism groups etc to provide people with the opportunity to see, touch, and talk to these amazing animals. Our feedback says, "Priceless watching smiles and hearing the memories... I never thought I would have a donkey in my bedroom!" All funds raised will go directly to providing more donkey visits to people who need them. We have now raised enough money to buy our very own lorry - thank you all for helping us get this far. We still need your support to help us close the gap between our running costs and the fees we charge. It is very important that we can carry on providing visits at a cost that is affordable to the places we visit. Thank you.

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  • Sarah McPherson2 months ago
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    Sarah McPherson

    2 months ago

    We had an email this morning saying, "Sorry, we can't afford your visit, we'll have to cancel our booking." We replied saying, "We really do mean what we say on the booking form, if you would struggle to pay the fee please talk to us." We are now discussing an affordable fee for this care home visit. The important thing is getting the donkeys out to see people, to cheer up their day and boost their mood and wellbeing. We need to be sustainable as a social enterprise and pay the bills so we can carry on doing more of this. Thank you.

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  • Sarah McPherson3 months ago
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    Sarah McPherson

    3 months ago

    The Minidonk team are doing great work across Norfolk and Suffolk. We need your support so we can carry on delivering mood boosting visits to people with life limiting conditions. Millie met a lady who was 97 and could not believe that we had brought Millie upstairs to see her. She said it was wonderful to have a new experience in her life at her age, as she had never seen a donkey in person before. She thought Millie was amazing and said we had made her week! Another lady took time out from reading her paper to give Pippin a kiss!

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  • Sarah McPherson4 months ago
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    4 months ago

    The Minidonks are rocking! We are fully into our busy season now and are delivering visits across Norfolk and Suffolk, bringing smiles to people's faces wherever we go. Thank you all for your continued support. We love you!

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Page last updated on: 10/1/2019 00.00

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179

  • Teresa Garbutt

    Teresa Garbutt

    Oct 1, 2019

    Love hearing about all the amazing work you do with the Minidonks. Improving the quality of life of local people with health and medical challenges is awesome 😘

    £5.00

  • Karen Gibson

    Karen Gibson

    Sep 28, 2019

    Go minidonks, go xxx

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 21, 2019

    £5.00

  • Teresa Garbutt

    Teresa Garbutt

    Sep 1, 2019

    Love hearing about all the amazing work you do with the Minidonks. Improving the quality of life of local people with health and medical challenges is awesome 😘

    £5.00

  • Cathy Scott

    Cathy Scott

    Aug 31, 2019

    What a wonderful service . I hope you reach far to those community's who need you most.

    £100.00

  • Cath Crosland

    Cath Crosland

    Aug 31, 2019

    As discussed, money from my friend, have email Linda who will send a card/email.Lovely to see you today

    £20.00

  • Pat Moore

    Pat Moore

    Aug 28, 2019

    Excellent cause

    £10.00

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Sarah McPherson

Sarah McPherson

Norfolk and Suffolk UK

I lost my mum to dementia in April 2017. The day after her funeral I handed my notice in and set about creating Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing. My dad also has dementia (vascular and Alzheimer's) and lives in a nursing home near to me. 210 visits on and Minidonks is thriving.

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