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Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder,  Sarah McPherson

Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder, Sarah McPherson is crowdfunding

67%
£16,824
raised of £25,000 target by 480 supporters

Weʼre raising £25,000 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

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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!" The current situation with Corona Virus means that we have lost 95% of our income overnight. We have lost £23,500 in income so far and if the situation lasts another 6 months we will lose around £50k in income. This is money that we can't recoup and whilst we are constantly looking we are not eligible for much of the 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.

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  • Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder,  Sarah McPherson2 months ago
    Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder,  Sarah McPherson

    Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder, Sarah McPherson

    2 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who has donated to help us weather the coronavirus pandemic. You are all stars! Whilst we have not been able to get out visiting we have been doing our very best to spread a bit of donkey cheer with 500 activity packs, gift packs and 300 Christmas Minidonk Bingo packs going out to care homes and community settings across the UK. So thank you, and Merry Christmas to you all.

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  • Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder,  Sarah McPherson9 months ago
    Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder,  Sarah McPherson

    Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder, Sarah McPherson

    9 months ago

    We want to thank everyone who has donated in the past 24 hours, following our Facebook post. You have been truly amazing and have donated almost £1,500 between you. We have had to increase our fundraising target to reflect the loss of income that the pandemic has brought about, but with your support, we will be back out visiting, bringing smiles to peoples' faces, just as soon as we are able. Thank you all from the bottom of our Minidonk hearts.

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  • Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder,  Sarah McPherson10 months ago
    Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder,  Sarah McPherson

    Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing Founder, Sarah McPherson

    10 months ago

    We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has sent messages of support & made donations over the past few weeks. It has been a difficult time for everyone and we have tried to keep in touch with the vulnerable people we visits by sending greetings cards and newsletters to every place we have visited since we launched. We are now developing activity packs for care homes, with enough varied activities to keep residents happily engaged for several sessions. We are also offering "virtual visits" via our FB page to keep in touch. Stay safe.

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Page last updated on: 3/5/2021 18.19

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480

  • Caroline Purdy

    Caroline Purdy

    Mar 5, 2021

    £40.00

  • Mary Harrison

    Mary Harrison

    Mar 1, 2021

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

    £10.00

  • Catalina Alonso

    Catalina Alonso

    Mar 1, 2021

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

    £5.00

  • Amber

    Amber

    Feb 18, 2021

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 18, 2021

    £5.00

  • Harvey Kelly

    Harvey Kelly

    Feb 17, 2021

    Thank you so much for the call. Even though we couldn't see the donks in person we all loved meeting them virtually!

    £10.00

  • Clare Parsons

    Clare Parsons

    Feb 9, 2021

    Thank you to you and the Mini Donkeys. From one of their TGR admirers!

    £10.00

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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.

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