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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.

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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18 hours ago

Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing

Everyone has had a great day. Donks did amazing at two lovely homes in Thetford today. We were at Red House this morning and Red Gate House this afternoon. We had the lovely Joan grooming the donks for ages! We had cuddles and hugs and trips indoors, we had an afternoon in the sun with everyone chilling and getting to know our girls. It was Pixie’s turn to have a nap this afternoon! Thank you all for another special day. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing

So what did they say about us today?..... “made our patients’ day - all loved the donkeys, highlight was being so close to them and being able to touch the donkeys.” What do we say about them? Thank you All Hallows’ Day Care for having us visit again. We had a cracking time. Xxx ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing

Alfie and Rubik went to Yaxham Village Hall Fete today! They made lots of people smile, we were told many donkey stories and the stickers were a hit!!! Thank you to Selene and Margaret for being wonderful volunteers! We did leave early because it was very warm. The boys are now back home munching in the shade. ... See MoreSee Less

Alfie and Rubik went to Yaxham Village Hall Fete today! They made lots of people smile, we were told many donkey stories and the stickers were a hit!!! Thank you to Selene and Margaret for being wonderful volunteers! We did leave early because it was very warm. The boys are now back home munching in the shade.Image attachment

 

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Well done to Steph, Selene, Margaret and of course, Rubik and Alfie.

4 days ago

Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing

It must be summer - donks at Hassingham House care home fete yesterday and at Yaxham village hall today.... tiring work isn’t it Pippin? ... See MoreSee Less

It must be summer - donks at Hassingham House care home fete yesterday and at Yaxham village hall today.... tiring work isn’t it Pippin?Image attachment

 

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Looks like Pippin isn't the only one who is tired!

Lovely to see them on Saturday!

5 days ago

Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing

You’ll have to wake up Saffy, we’re off to a care home summer fete this afternoon! Looking forward to seeing everyone at Hassingham House Care Centre again! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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These little donkeys are SO lovely. 💜💙💚

See you later xx

6 days ago

Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing

The minidonks got their little hooves trimmed and polished the other day, today it was my turn, at Peonies and Pearls nail boutique! Bliss. Xxxx ... See MoreSee Less

The minidonks got their little hooves trimmed and polished the other day, today it was my turn, at Peonies and Pearls nail boutique! Bliss. XxxxImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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Gail Northman couldn’t tag your fab page - got a retail page instead?

So pleased you got some pampering too!

You deserve so much pampering all the happiness you give to others ❤

7 days ago

Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing

The day the minidonks went to the seaside!! Did we have ice creams? No! Did we have fish and chips? No! Did we have a special time, with lovely people asking fascinating donkey questions, getting donkey cuddles and enjoying the whole experience? Yes!! No photos yet apart from us getting ready.... ... See MoreSee Less

The day the minidonks went to the seaside!! Did we have ice creams? No! Did we have fish and chips? No! Did we have a special time, with lovely people asking fascinating donkey questions, getting donkey cuddles and enjoying the whole experience? Yes!! No photos yet apart from us getting ready....Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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I didn't notice you taking these! I had a lovely time..such fantastic residents...and donkeys too of course!

Was a lovely time at the seaside... pixie did a super job 💖💖 still love her to bits!! (Wishing she would let go of her winter coat though)

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Feedback from previous visits

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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!

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.

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’.

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.

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