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What do we do?

We bring our gentle and friendly miniature donkeys to your community group, voluntary organisation, dementia group or special needs group.

We are based in South Norfolk and operate across Norfolk and Suffolk. Basically, we visit anywhere where a mood boosting donkey visit would help people with their wellbeing.

If you want our donkeys to come to a Wedding, Private Party, Event or even a Funeral we can do that too.

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Why do we do it?

Having worked with family carers professionally and having been a family carer for two parents with dementia, the group’s founder knows firsthand how stress can be relieved by spending time with these beautiful animals.

Sarah lost her mum to dementia in April 2017 and took the decision to set up a social enterprise to bring the benefits of interacting with mini donkeys to as wide an audience as possible.

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How do you book a visit?

If you would like to find out more about how our visits work or would like to book a visit, you can e-mail us, give us a call or download a booking form.

Our visits do book up quite quickly and if you have a specific date in mind (wedding, summer fete, special birthday) call us to reserve your date. Bookings are confirmed on receipt of a completed booking form.

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The lovely people at That's Norfolk TV have been at it again.....
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wylQRyIQm4A local community group in South Norfolk has won a public vote to secure £49,780 of National Lottery funding, as part of this year's The People's Projects. T...
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Wonderful Sarah McPherson. So pleased and well deserved. Xx

We’ve been to Sunny Wells Next The Sea today. We had a great time listening to music at the drop-in cafe, met some lovely people providing information on dementia and related support services, and then went walkabout in Wells......brilliant day. ... See MoreSee Less

The girls had a day off today and a sneaky graze in the garden...... ... See MoreSee Less

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They are sooooo cute 😍

They're so lovely!💗

Virtual School Sensory Support - deaf children, young people and families this is the charity I mentioned yesterday. I'm sure they could help with the donkiness of donkeys for visually impaired children. Positive Eye

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Yesterday Alf and Ru went to Culford School, Bury St Edmunds to help with exam stress! They were very popular, with lots of students (and staff!) coming in for cuddles and grooming! Our youngest and best groomer said they were ‘perfect’! We were then allowed to walk the boys around the grounds and take them for a run in one of the fields - thank you to Lisa for organising this. Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon! ... See MoreSee Less

We had a smashing day to @The Norfolk Country Show today. We met people, went walkabout, met dogs, alpacas, super hero’s, Transformers, and even a baby pig!!! Thanks to all our hardworking volunteers for making it a great day. ... See MoreSee Less

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Stubbs Farm Alpacas

Amazing 😍😍

We loved meeting the mini donks today! Stubbs Farm are definitely a big fan of all that you do and achieve 😊😊😊

Come and see the Minidonks today!!! We are at @the Norfolk Country Show, Eaton Park, Norwich from 11-6 today- lots to see as well as us Minidonks..... ... See MoreSee Less

Come and see the Minidonks today!!! We are at @the Norfolk Country Show, Eaton Park, Norwich from 11-6 today- lots to see as well as us Minidonks.....

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Wishing you a lovely day with the mini donkeys 🙂 they are adorable and so friendly 🙂

Are you there tomorrow as well ? X

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So so proud of my little donkeys today. We were at the Open Door Cafe in Mundesley meeting old friends, making new ones and generally just having a wonderful time..... ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you so much for coming today you are all so wonderful. Happy days 😀

Lovely morning thank you xx

Lovely morning thank you xx

Thank u. Was lovely seeing the donkeys 🙂 everybody seemed so happy

Was lovely to see them again - bought a smile to everyone’s face 👍

Thank you girls for coming! Can’t wait until we see you again xx

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You get smiles where nothing else can – thank you so much

Amazing reactions of residents, especially those with restricted communication. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Smiles all round, thank you.

My mum is one of the residents you refer to. I visited her this evening, words are a struggle but she was definitely trying to tell me about the donkeys! Thank you so much for visiting her.

Highlights were being able to have the donkeys up close even for residents nursed in bed, to be able to tell residents’ families about the visit and have photos to show them. Sarah and volunteers went out of their way to make it a special visit. More visits, more donkeys, we love you!

The main highlight has to be with one resident who never leaves her bedroom. This lady suffers from dementia and the donkeys visited her in her bedroom. As soon as she saw them her face lit up. She absolutely loved them.

The donkeys came to visit our tenants and Pippin went into the room of a very poorly lady. The look on her face was priceless. Thank you for bringing some joy and love to our setting.

It was all fantastic but the room visits were the best. Had me in tears the reactions we had.

Pixie and Bo Peep were the best behaved donkeys ever, our residents thoroughly enjoyed their visit… I cannot recommend Sarah, her donkeys and fabulous volunteers enough.

It was the most special visit for our residents, staff and extended families. Thank you so much.

We were delighted with your visit, all ages and abilities loved the friendly donkeys.

Your visit encouraged the residents outside into the sunshine. They enjoyed stroking and interacting with the donkeys as well as chatting to each other. So nice to see them enjoying themselves. Thank you.

Thank you, they were amazing. The patients loved them.

You guys (most of all the donkeys) are awesome. Bringing joy and happiness to people who can’t get out easily. Keep up the good work

The residents enjoyed interacting with the donkeys and being able to touch them. They were interested to hear all about them and they loved them being in the lounge as most of the residents are not able to get outside.

You kindly took two little donkeys into my wife’s room, to say it made our day is very much an understatement, in fact my wife said ‘it is something I will never forget’.

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