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Weʼre raising £9,997 to help keep the Minidonks on the road providing wellbeing visits for people with dementia, disabilities or struggling with their mental health

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We are a small social enterprise that makes a big impact. We take our Miniature Donkeys to visit people with life limiting conditions, special needs and mental health challenges. Every year we deliver hundreds of visits across Norfolk and Suffolk to settings such as care homes, psychiatric units, special schools and dementia settings.

The joy that our little donkeys bring is worth more than words can say. One nurse at a care home said, "I have never heard that lady laugh, and she has been smiling and laughing with your donkeys for 5 minutes now.

We rekindle memories, stimulate touch and forge friendships on every visit. We are not yet fully financially sustainable and our costs outstrip our income by between £10,000 and £15,000 every year. Any donations will go directly to keeping our Social Enterprise operational, and help us to continue to to deliver, "Donkey visits that mean so much to our residents. Every time we ask them what activities they would like they always say that they want the Minidonks back again."

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  • Sarah McPherson6 months ago
    Sarah McPherson

    Sarah McPherson

    6 months ago

    Just 2 days to go before our biggest supporter goes the extra mile and plays piano , non-stop for 12 hours. We will be at The Assembly House in Norwich, from 8.30am - 8.30 pm on Sunday 8th October, with the Minidonk shop. The donks will be there too from 11am-3pm. If you can't be with us in person, you can donate, just put the word PIANO in the comments box and we will know you are supporting our friend Ian. Thank you xxx

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  • Sarah McPherson7 months ago
    Sarah McPherson

    Sarah McPherson

    7 months ago

    We would like to thank all our donors who have supported Minidonks over the past year. 154 people donated an amazing £5,117. Every penny goes towards keeping our Social Enterprise running, taking our brilliant herd of Minidonks out and about, visiting care homes, community groups, dementia clubs, psychiatric hospitals and special schools. Thank you for your support and welcome to our renewed fundraising page. Your donations have made things like this happen... "Walking little Millie on my birthday - this really is a dream come true."

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Page last updated on: 3/27/2024 14.05

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52

  • Geraldine Askew

    Geraldine Askew

    Mar 27, 2024

    In honor of a good friend.

  • Debbie W

    Debbie W

    Feb 6, 2024

    Thank you for bringing laughter and love to all your special visits. 💕

    £100.00

  • Justine

    Justine

    Jan 22, 2024

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 24, 2023

    £15.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 24, 2023

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 18, 2023

    Thank you for bringing the donkeys to Oakington Garden Centre

    £20.00

  • Sue & Trevor Kennedy

    Sue & Trevor Kennedy

    Dec 18, 2023

    A little help towards 2024 visits. Wishing the whole team a Peaceful Christmas & a Happy New Year

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Sarah McPherson

Sarah McPherson

Sarah is the founder and MD of Minidonks. She started the social enterprise after seeing the positive affect her donkeys had on her mum and dad, who both developed dementia in their later life. 7 years and 800+ visits on, her mum would be so proud of all the smiles and laughter

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