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South Norfolk Council
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Richard Drake Motors

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I am afraid I am going to have to issue a warning today. Facebook has been brilliant for us. It makes so many people smile in these difficult times. But it also has it’s dangers.

Today, I have deleted two comments, asking people to send them a friend request. These requests have come from an individual called Seikou Kromah. I do not know who this person is. I do not know if these are genuine requests to make friends with like minded people, but I have to err on the side of caution. Please take care in your online life, as you would in your social life. We will never pass on details, share anything dangerous or take advantage of our FB supporters, but as a public page, we are visible to anyone.

So, take care, have a great day and enjoy this little video that we have made of the donkeys in training!
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sound like he wants to join to either spam you or try to get money out of you a lot of men are doing i never add them if i dont know them and i block them

i would also report him to facebook

you can make your page private

Go with your git instinct x

That is so beautiful ❤️ Absolutely gorgeous; thank you for sharing this training. Your work in the care community is amazing, thank you so much. Such truly lovely minidonks 💙💜❣️❤️💓

Great video Holly - well done. xx

That's brilliant! Clever donks! 🤩💗

Really interesting to see.

The Purple Peril cracks me up

In the world of today, it's wiser to be cautious & safe, sadly. You did the right thing, in my opinion.

What a clever girl Pippin, and kicking at the others who want your carrots😂

Millie and Pippin were star pupils of the day 🌟 Pixie gets the "whatever..." award.... 😁

I've seen similar friend request on other social media sites that were questionable. Thank you for being pro active and deleting those requests on your page!😀

👏👏👏

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If it feels like an ears sideways sort of day we have this advice for you...

Take a deep breath
Give someone a hug (virtual or real)
Drop your ears to the side
Smile
Shake your head
Shake your body
Laugh
Dance
Remember someone that you love
Take another deep breath
Wear those sideways ears with pride
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If it feels like an ears sideways sort of day we have this advice for you...

Take a deep breath
Give someone a hug (virtual or real)
Drop your ears to the side 
Smile
Shake your head
Shake your body 
Laugh
Dance
Remember someone that you love
Take another deep breath
Wear those sideways ears with pride

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How beautiful ❤️ Thank you for this ☺️

Linzi Jade how gorgeous <3

Love your sideways ears😍

Wonderful advice! We all should follow it ❤

Beautiful 💕

Love your words of wisdom to keep us on track 👍

Great advice! 🥰

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Activity Packs. We are down to our last few packs now. These packs contains over 30 activities that will provide hours of entertainment and have been made possible by support from the Government through the Coronavirus Community Support Fund.

They have been so well received by care homes, hospitals and community groups,and they are completely free of charge. Once they are gone they are gone. Just let us have a name, address and postcode, and we will do the rest.

If your care home has received an activity pack and you would like to share some photos of the results, you may win one of our Minidonk gift boxes, thanks to Persimmon Homes. Just share your photos to our page and we will send gift boxes to the first 40.

And don’t forget to vote for Miniature Donkeys for Well-being in the Norfolk Business Awards.

Here is the link: www.norfolkbusinessawards.co.uk/changing-lives-public-vote

www.norfolkbusinessawards.co.uk/changing-lives-public-vote

Please vote, please share, Thank you.

The National Lottery Community Fund Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Thankyou so much for are pack our residents are enjoying it very much

Sharon Mercer for Bethesda?

Please could we have one at Shiels Court 😊 we never received one (as far as I'm aware). If you could put my name on the envelope I'll know when it arrives 😊 x

These look amazing McP well done

Brooklands Care Home this would be a wonderful local Norfolk charity to get involved with, I’d love to see my nanny Joyce Bransby’s face light up if she could stroke a miniature donkey and these wellbeing packs look fab too 🥰

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I just think we all need a bit of baby Jack today .... I have posted this before, but I need a bit of sunshine and a zooming baby donkey this morning! ... See MoreSee Less

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Gorgeous 💕

Love love love thank you as you say we all need a bit of sunshine and baby jack is it😍👍

The minidonks are a Ray of sunshine thank you x

Maisie Jimson-woods😍

Never get tired of seeing this! ❤

Every one needs to have a Jack video xxxxxx❤️

Vicki J Edgar Awww 🥰

Baby Jack and his super chilled mum are fantastic! They have cheered me up on a soggy Sunday xx

Oh my 😍😍😍how do you get anything done!!! I’d ‘waste’ so much of my day watching Jack... gorgeous ❤️❤️❤️

Totally agree, Jack is just adorable! ❤

Robyn Harrison

Emma Reed

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Good morning on a very soggy Saturday. Post is a bit late this morning because it took longer than usual to muck out the donks, give them a special Saturday breakfast (extra apples!!) and tog them all up in their waterproof coats so they can be out on the yard for a morning of socialising and eating!

We have some exciting news about the Minidonk shop - we have some cracking new products for you. We have a 2021 calendar, Maude mugs and cards and an extra special games compendium- perfect for post Christmas dinner shenanigans!

Maude will tell you more, or head over to www.minidonks.org.uk/Minidonks-merchandise to have a look.

Thank you!
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Morning to all of you love stay safe and well all xxx 💕💕

Maude got cut off after 22 seconds... can resend? Or maybe prob posting? x

Happy Soggy Friday Minidonkers!

Today we are sending lots of love out to our good friends at Culrose Residential Carehome. They are having an animal week this week and we hope they have lots of fun!

We are just waiting on a final product to go up on the website, then we will have some exciting new items for you to buy for Christmas presents! Watch this space!

Take care and stay dry - with love from all the Minidonks.

The National Lottery Community Fund
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They are all adorable you all stay safe and dry bless you all xxx xxx 💝💝💝💝

How lovely 😊

How Jack has grown. Good to see all are well. Take care.xx

All adorable as ever... I was hoping Lil' Jack might be rocking the studded leather biker jacket from the lottery Big Surprise - mind you probably not waterproof! x

Look at Saffy’s and Jack’s coats!!! So posh 🤩 xxx

Love there posh coats they miss there run around in the sun god bless them all.and you for giving them such wonderful life I would love a cuddle right now

poor donks not too keen on being outside cant say I blame them dont use umberellas as we will have jack flying away!xxx

They look like I feel today.

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Another thoughtful Thursday for you.....

Be more donkey...... be more relaxed, be more loving, give more cuddles, be more fluffy dandelion hair and rock it.......

And don’t forget to vote for Miniature Donkeys for Well-being in the Norfolk Business Awards.

Here is the link: www.norfolkbusinessawards.co.uk/changing-lives-public-vote

www.norfolkbusinessawards.co.uk/changing-lives-public-vote

Please vote, please share, Thank you.
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Another thoughtful Thursday for you.....

Be more donkey...... be more relaxed, be more loving, give more cuddles, be more fluffy dandelion hair and rock it.......

And don’t forget to vote for Miniature Donkeys for Well-being in the Norfolk Business Awards.

Here is the link:  https://www.norfolkbusinessawards.co.uk/changing-lives-public-vote

https://www.norfolkbusinessawards.co.uk/changing-lives-public-vote

Please vote, please share, Thank you.

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Voted for you, good luck x

Done. 💕

Voted and wishing you lots of luck! Xx

✅ Voted, good luck. xx

Done ✅ x

Both voted. Fingers crossed!😘💖

Re photo - wot, no ears?????

Voted and shared

Voted

Me too lol x

Love the dandelion hair! Voted ❤

Voted and shared! Good luck! Xx

I love that: Be more Donkey 💕 Voted and shared ~ Ariane

done, and I sure hope you can afford to get his ears back...lol😂🤣

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Feedback from previous visits

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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’.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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