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Miniature Donkey Sponsorship

Would you like to support our work by sponsoring one of our lovely donkeys?

For £35 per year you can sponsor one of the minidonks to help us carry on delivering our amazing wellbeing visits to care homes, dementia units, special schools and much more.

You can choose to sponsor in your own name or you could sponsor a donkey (or Two??!!) as a birthday, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Valentine gift for someone else.

What do you get?

  • Sponsorship Certificate
  • A Christmas card from the whole Minidonk team
  • 4 reports on the wellbeing work done by your sponsored donkey
  • The opportunity groom your donkey and to have your photo taken (or to take a donkey-selfie) with your sponsored donkey at any of our public events (on production of your sponsorship certificate)

How do I do it?

Choose which one of our beautiful donkeys you’d like to sponsor. You can sponsor one, two, three or even all four of our lovely minidonks. Click or tap on the portraits below to read a little more about each of our unique donkeys. You can then click the Sponsor button and go through our secure PayPal checkout.
Disclaimer: Although Gordon is clearly not a donkey, he is a valuable member of the Mini Donk team.


Bo Peep







Alternatively, you can download a sponsorship form here, complete it, and send it back to us at

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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’.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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