As Covid restriction ease, we hope to be able to hold or attend a number of public events. This will be subject to the restrictions in place at the time, based on the government's roadmap. We send our best wishes to everyone working to keep the vulnerable safe at this difficult time.
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.
- Sat 29th May 12 to 4pm
Wymondham Pop Up Fayre
The Minidonks are in Wymondham on Saturday afternoon to visit the Pop Up Fayre. There is an entrance fee for adults at this event, which goes on into the evening, well past Minidonk bedtime. We are there until 4pm. SEE HERE for details on facebook.
- Sat 26th Jun 10.00am to 4.00pm
Many Miles for Minidonks
Help us celebrate our amazing supporter walking Many Miles for Minidonks, by joining us at the end of his 90 mile walk, at Runton Road car park, Cromer, NR27 9AR. The Minidonks will be there along with our pop-up shop, tombola and pre-loved goodies.
- Sat 24th Jul 10.00am to 4.00pm
Minidonks @ The Forum
Outside The Forum, Millenium Plain, Norwich NR2 1BH.
The Minidonks will be there along with our pop-up shop, tombola and pre-loved goodies.
- Sat 24th Jul 10.00am to 11.00am
The Launch of Maude’s Makes and Bakes Cookbook
The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ
Join us and the donks for the launch of Maude’s beautiful cookbook, with recipes from celebrities, our friends in care homes and the Minidonk team!
Please note: There may be an admission charge to some of these events.
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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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amazing reactions of residents, especially those with restricted communication. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Smiles all round, thank you.
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
It was the most special visit for our residents, staff and extended families. Thank you so much.
You get smiles where nothing else can – thank you so much
It was all fantastic but the room visits were the best. Had me in tears the reactions we had.
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 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.
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.