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Sarah McPherson

Sarah McPherson is crowdfunding

raised of £15,000 target by 194 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 McPherson5 months ago
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    Sarah McPherson

    5 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 McPherson6 months ago
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    Sarah McPherson

    6 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 McPherson7 months ago
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    7 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: 1/20/2020 21.49



  • Jane m

    Jane m

    Jan 20, 2020

    It was so great to see the wonderful work you do. We live about 10 miles away and wasnt aware until we watched countryfile. Keep up the good work.


  • Anonymous


    Jan 14, 2020

    Had no idea you were doing this until brother Pete WhatsApp me about country file. Watched on catch up and thought WOW! Auntie Pat was amazing. I loved her a lot but sadly didn't keep in touch. xxx


  • Terry Wilson

    Terry Wilson

    Jan 12, 2020

    Saw you on Countryfile. Such a lovely idea.


  • Mary Harrison

    Mary Harrison

    Jan 11, 2020

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


  • Caroline R

    Caroline R

    Jan 1, 2020

    Happy New Year, Minidonks! Been fantastic seeing all the good work you do, & hope to come & see you in 2020!


  • Teresa Garbutt

    Teresa Garbutt

    Jan 1, 2020

    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 😘


  • Karen Gibson

    Karen Gibson

    Dec 28, 2019

    Go minidonks, go xxx


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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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