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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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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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Are you there tomorrow as well ? X

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

@The Norfolk Country Show

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

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

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

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

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Not every day that starts with a letter from the PM and the news that we have made it through to South Norfolk Community Awards final!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Not every day that starts with a letter from the PM and the news that we have made it through to South Norfolk Community Awards final!!!

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What brilliant news congratulations Team Mini Donk ❤️❤️❤️

Congratulations,well done xx

Congratulations,well done xx

Brilliant! Congratulations x

Congratulations Sarah and mini donks

Congratulations Sarah x

Massive congratulations to you! 👍

Well done Sarah x

Superstar!!!!! Xxx

Well done xxx

congratulations.

Well done Sarah McPherson and Miniature Donks!! Xx

Congratulations

Whoop whoop!

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Good stuff 😊

Congratulations 😊😊💖💖💖

Woo hoo 👍❤️👍

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On Tuesday afternoon, Alfie and Rubik visited Sanford House, Dereham for the second time! We met the residents in the living rooms and bedrooms and even went out for a munch in the garden! One lady said she had never been up close to a donkey before, and another lady remembered the boys from when we visited last time - and was very pleased to see us. We are always made so welcome here - thank you. And thank you to my wonderful volunteers for leading the boys on the whole visit 😊. ... See MoreSee Less

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Awww lovely animal therapy x

Such great work 🤝🤝

Thankyou so much. From All at Sanford House

Beautiful 😊

Least not like our Rabbits and took the place over .

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Another day another cracking visit. We took Bo Peep and Millie to visit a gentleman in his own home. He had met Alfie and Rubik last year, and here is Millie meeting one of the animal friends in the house..... everyone had a lovely time. ... See MoreSee Less

Another day another cracking visit. We took Bo Peep and Millie to visit a gentleman in his own home. He had met Alfie and Rubik last year, and here is Millie meeting one of the animal friends in the house..... everyone had a lovely time.

We love what we do!!! One Minidonk team are just back from a really very special visit to a secure psychiatric unit. Pippin and Pixie were complete superstars, being groomed and cuddled and stroked. Giving gentle donkey nuzzles and chiiling in the sun. The other Minidonk team are on their way back from a wonderful care home in Dereham. I must admit to a little teary moment when we were presented with this beautiful card, made for us while we were still on our visit. How lucky are we to be able to do what we do? ... See MoreSee Less

We love what we do!!! One Minidonk team are just back from a really very special visit to a secure psychiatric unit. Pippin and Pixie were complete superstars, being groomed and cuddled and stroked. Giving gentle donkey nuzzles and chiiling in the sun. The other Minidonk team are on their way back from a wonderful care home in Dereham. I must admit to a little teary moment when we were presented with this beautiful card, made for us while we were still on our visit. How lucky are we to be able to do what we do?Image attachment

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Aww, what a great drawing..and letters..

Hi there, I've been following your page for a few days, do you visit all care homes? X

How lovely, x

You are beautiful people, life is hard for everyone but especially for those with illnesses, mental or otherwise, your acceptance, kindness and understanding are better than a thousand doctors. You have my respect and admiration, to be sure.

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We're hosting lots of events for #mentalhealthawarenessweek this week, kicking off with a visit from these gorgeous donkeys from Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing 😍 ... See MoreSee Less

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I have been telling my Granddaughter about you for ages and she was lucky enough to meet the minidonks at City College I still have that pleasure to come x

I have been telling my Granddaughter about you for ages and she was lucky enough to meet the minidonks at City College I still have that pleasure to come x

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Feedback from previous visits

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’.

Thank you, they were amazing. The patients 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.

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

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 get smiles where nothing else can – thank you so much

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!

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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