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Weʼre raising £10,000 to help keep the Minidonks on the road

Norfolk, UK

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We are a small social enterprise that 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 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 McPherson2 months ago
    Sarah McPherson

    Sarah McPherson

    2 months ago

    We are heading into our busiest time of the year. The donks will be bringing some festive cheer and joy, and we wanted to share some feedback from one of our recent visits with you. We asked what the highlights of the Minidonk visit were and they said, "Seeing the enjoyment on the residents' faces, especially those who were visited by Millie and the wonderful volunteers in their bedrooms. It will be a topic of conversation for a long time! Sheer joy - thank you." If you would like to help us bring more Festive cheer, please donate. Thank you.

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29

  • Annette Parkinson

    Annette Parkinson

    Jan 16, 2022

    Saw your wonderful donkeys on holkham beach this morning. What a wonderful sight and a brilliant boost to well being , keep up the good work !

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 5, 2022

    £20.00

  • The Cuckoo

    The Cuckoo

    Dec 24, 2021

    Well done, love it!Merry Christmas everyone

    £20.00

  • Diane Silsby

    Diane Silsby

    Dec 21, 2021

    Christmas gift for Chris from Diane, he will love it more than any presents, you’re incredible and we love you all xx

    £50.00

  • Norman & Carin Coombe

    Norman & Carin Coombe

    Dec 19, 2021

    keep up the great work

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 18, 2021

    £20.00

  • George Chase

    George Chase

    Dec 16, 2021

    £10.00

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Sarah McPherson

Sarah McPherson

Norfolk, UK

Sarah is the founder and Managing Director of Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Ltd. She was inspired to start the Social Enterprise after seeing the effect her donkeys had on her mother who was living with dementia. She founded Minidonks in memory of her mum who died in 2017.

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