Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder,  Sarah McPherson

Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder, Sarah McPherson is crowdfunding

0%
£8,945
raised of £15,000 target by 208 supporters

Weʼre raising £15,000 to help us survive the covid19 pandemic so we can resume our wellbeing visits for people with life limiting conditions as soon as we are able.

Norfolk and Suffolk UK

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

Story

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!" The current situation with Corona Virus means that we have lost 95% of our income overnight. We estimate that we will lose at least £15k if the situation lasts 3 months, £30k for 6 months etc. This is money that we can't recoup and we are not eligible for the government support available. We are doing our very best to keep in touch with our people through virtual visits and sending cards and letters. We need your help to be able to survive until we can restart our face to face visits. Thank you.

Share this story

Updates

24

  • Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder,  Sarah McPherson15 days ago
    Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder,  Sarah McPherson

    Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder, Sarah McPherson

    15 days ago

    We are facing a tough time along with the rest of the country. Our wellbeing visits and our public fundraising visits have been cancelled. We have lost 95% of our income overnight. We are keeping in touch by providing "virtual visits" through our Facebook page and will be sending personalised cards and letters to as many of our customers as we can. We need your help. Please make a donation, however small, if you can message us the name and address of someone who deserves and virtual visit or a card we will send them a Minidonk smile. Thank you

    Update from the Page owner

    Share this update to help us raise more

  • Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder,  Sarah McPherson7 months ago
    Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder,  Sarah McPherson

    Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder, Sarah McPherson

    7 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.

    Update from the Page owner

    Share this update to help us raise more

  • Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder,  Sarah McPherson8 months ago
    Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder,  Sarah McPherson

    Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder, Sarah McPherson

    8 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!

    Update from the Page owner

    Share this update to help us raise more

3 years ago

Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder, Sarah McPherson started crowdfunding

Leave a message of support

Page last updated on: 4/2/2020 10.53

Supporters

208

  • Local People Programme in West Norfolk

    Local People Programme in West Norfolk

    Apr 2, 2020

    For our virtual visit - thank you for bringing us some smiles whilst we are all staying safe at home!

    £200.00

  • Mary Harrison

    Mary Harrison

    Apr 1, 2020

    An inspirational and transformative enterprise, Sarah! I'm another impressed supporter!

    £10.00

  • Catalina Alonso

    Catalina Alonso

    Mar 26, 2020

    It's not a lot but wanted to say keep doing what your doing. Things will work out :) lots of love x

    £5.00

  • Pat Cook

    Pat Cook

    Mar 25, 2020

    Keep up the good work...x x

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 20, 2020

  • David

    David

    Mar 19, 2020

    Sorry I can't afford more.

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 19, 2020

    I’ve followed your progress via a friend on FB and you do such fantastic work. I hope this helps you get through this difficult time

    £30.00

Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder,  Sarah McPherson

Become a supporter

Help Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder, Sarah McPherson raise more

About the fundraiser
Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder,  Sarah McPherson

Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder, Sarah McPherson

Norfolk and Suffolk UK

We have delivered of 350 amazing wellbeing visits since our founding in 2017. Our current challenge is how to survive the current situation regarding corona virus. 95% of our income has disappeared overnight and we will need your help to survive.

Report this Page
Donate