Due to the current restrictions in place to contain the spread of coronavirus, we have suspended all our wellbeing visits. We have postponed all our public visits in line with government guidance. We will resume visits as soon as it is safe to do so, and will continue to follow all relevant government guidance. We are issuing daily "virtual visits" via our Facebook page to keep in touch with the special people that we visit and the staff who care for them. We send our best wishes to everyone working to keep vulnerable safe at this difficult time.
Any support you can give will mean that we will be here, ready and poised to carry on our life enhancing work, just as soon as it is safe to do so.
Minidonk Fest 2020
@ The Forum
Norwich, Saturday 22nd August.
Come along, meet the minidonks and our team. Raffle and exclusive merchandise.
Many of our visits are private, but from time to time we do attend events which are open to the public where you are welcome to come along and meet our lovely donkeys.
- Sun 5th April, 9.30am to 11.30am
Wymondham Abbey Palm Sunday
- Tue 7th April, 2.00pm to 4.00pm
- Sun 7th June, 10.00am to 4.00pm
Old Hall Farm Woodton Open Farm Sunday
- Sat 20th Jun, 11.00am to 4.00pm
Hoveton Family Fun Day
- Sun 28th June, times tbc.
- Sun 5th July, times tbc.
South Norfolk on Show
- Sun 26th Jul, 10.30am to 4.30pm
Norfolk Day at Mundesley
- Sat 13th Sep, 10.30am to 4.00pm
Milton Park Cambridge Autumn Fair
- Thu 24th Dec, 4.00pm to 6.00pm
Wymondham Abbey Crib Service
Please note: There may be an admission charge to some of these events.
Feedback from previous visits
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 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’.
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.
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.
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!
Amazing reactions of residents, especially those with restricted communication. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Smiles all round, 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.
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.
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.
It was all fantastic but the room visits were the best. Had me in tears the reactions we had.
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.