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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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Congratulations Sarah - So so SO proud of you all, and everything you’re doing my lovely!! Onwards and upwards!!! Xxxxx

Congratulations so pleased for you. You deserve it.

Fantastic news and congratulations xx

Yay well done Sarah and friends xxxx

So happy for you, only recently discovered the good work you all do and so pleased I voted for you and that you won, yeahhh xxxx

Omg that’s amazing I Thought a music group won I must have missed ur announcement 🤦🏽‍♀️ so happy for u .. Congratulations 😍

Oh, well done you!!! ....and the donkeys of course! ! So pleased for you xxx 😊

I'm so pleased for you all 😁 Minidonks are definitely amazing therapy, for the staff as well as the residents at the homes you visit 💕 💕

Congratulations from Amberley Hall Care Home

Well done on winning and I did vote for you to win

I knew you’d do it 👏👏

Congratulations to you all 🇮🇹

Just the best news....!!! xx

Yay way to go Team Mini Donk - you so rock ❤️❤️❤️

Amazing!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!

Whoop whoop! Xx

Congrats from Sanford House . See you soon.

Congratulations, well deserved

Brilliant news. Xxxxxxxx

Congratulations from all of us. Clive was never in doubt that you would win! Xxx

Waving from me sick bed

Amazing. 😊😊

Congratulations you all deserve the people vote, Thank you, everyone that voted.

Well deserved. 💖💖


Hoorrraaaayyyyyy - we did it, or rather, you did it for us. We are one of three very deserving winners. We have won £49,730. This will ensure we are around for many years to come, spreading more donkey love. Thank you all for voting, posting, liking and coming out to see us on our public visits. Here are our girls having some celebratory carrots and apples. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations we love you and mini donks, x x

Congratulations fantastic news..x

congratulations:D great job your all doing

Fantastic news, congratulations x

Fantastic Sarah - well done!

$49,750 - WOW!!! That is absolutely amazing, you are running a brilliant venture that gives people a fantastic feeling of well being, such a very much deserved award. Well done to you and your dedicated team

YAY I couldn’t be more happier for you all, so well deserved xx congratulations to you all and of course the donkeys xx

Fantastic congratulations I voted for you you came to the care home were I work you do such a great job ❤️❤️

Congratulations on a fantastic win. Onwards & upwards keep up the good work. Very very pleased for you & all your volunteers. xx

That’s great news Sarah! 👏🏼

Well done mini donks and friends. Deserved. Brill. Keep spreading the love. Xx

That’s fantastic congratulations !

Huge congratulations to you all. It brilliant news and I’m so glad things have worked out so well for you. Doesn’t seem five minutes since we were all sitting around the table in Jacqui’s workshop discussing our ideas! To see you going from strength to strength is simply fabulous xx

Yaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy!!!!!!!! Fantastic news - congratulations to you all xx

Fantastic news! Congratulations Sarah and the team of incredible volunteers, and of course the amazing minidonks. Keep up your inspirational work! xx

Fabulous! Well done sarah!!

So happy for you all xxx

That is amazing I am so pleased for you, we have loved seeing you at All Hallows xxx

Love what you guys do!! Very well deserved, would love to meet the donkeys one day!! Congratulations xxx

So very well deserved well done mini donkeys I love you all 🥰👏🥳

SO pleased for you all....well deserved win and such a lot will now be done with that money xxx

Soooooo happy for you guys!!! Yo are amazing and you SO deserve this!!! 💕❤️😘💝!!!!

Yay fantastic news absolutely over the moon for you and the mini donks and thank you for all you are doing for them so very much deserved xxx congratulations 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Fantastic news , congratulations so pleased for you 🤗

Congratulations well done

Well my lovely friends - today is the day! Minidonk HQ will be packed with volunteers, we’ve got a live satellite feed to the stables (no we haven’t) and we are all waiting to find out how we did in The National Lottery People’s projects. If you are in the Anglia East TV region, watch the 6 o’clock news. If you are not, wait and listen carefully and you might hear the mighty roar of the Minidonk team (we hope) and if you miss either, we will post after 6.30 whatever the outcome. ... See MoreSee Less

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Massive Well Done to all involved!! Never before have I drunk Prosecco from an Easter Egg, could be habit forming xx 😋 😀

Well done and congratulations 👍x

Great news! Congratulations 🌟🌟🌟👍🏼

Congratulations hx

Awesome news!!! 😁 🍾 🎊 🎉

Fantastic news that you won. jumped up and down with excitement when i saw the news. Well done.🥰🥰🥰

Fantastic news!! Well done. Xx

Good luck you deserve to win.

Brilliant! Well done and much deserved!. 🙂

Congratulations! So deserving!

Fantastic x so pleased 🙂

Good luck, got everything crossed for you x

Very well done so pleased for you all. thankyou for all your hard work you put in to bring enjoyment into peoples lives

Good luck! Fingers crossed 🤞

Good luck! With lots of love and finger crossing from everyone at BorderBus xx

Watching and waiting for the results on Anglia News.fingers crossed for your well deserving cause.🤞

Wish I could be there ☺️ Have a fantastic evening ❤️

OMG...I'm not in the Eastern region!!! I have a completely different set of projects!!! HELP.....xx

Well done all

well deserved ....congratulationsx

Well done. Just seen result

Here we go!!!

Oh, so, so happy. Tears even!


Fingers crossed!!!!!

We love Park Britannia!! We had a brilliant morning there meeting lots of people, and being looked after like royalty!! There were rumours that Anglia TV were there filming for something!!? Remember to watch the ITV news at 6pm tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less

We love Park Britannia!! We had a brilliant morning there meeting lots of people, and being looked after like royalty!! There were rumours that Anglia TV were there filming for something!!? Remember to watch the ITV news at 6pm tomorrow.Image attachment

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It's Thursday...I hope and pray it's the Mini Donks Day!! 🥰 xx

A day of rest for the Minidonk team today. We will be at Waterloo park in Norwich tomorrow from 10-1 for the Park Britannia holiday play event, and on Good Friday a visit to a nursing home to celebrate someone's 98th Birthday!!! Here are a few pictures from Wymondham Abbey from the lovely Ben at Ben Land Media . Thank you Ben - we love them. And don't forget to watch the Anglia ITV news at 6pm Thursday 18th April to find out how we did in The People's Project. The suspense is dreadful!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Great photos Ben Land. X

Voting now closed. Thank you to everyone who voted for us. Winners will be announced on the Anglia ITV news at 6pm on Thursday 18th April...... we are keeping everything 🤞. But, more importantly, we have been up to our usual antics. Miss Millie was feeling full of the joys of spring and Bo Peep was her usual calm and lovely self. We helped a lovely lady celebrate a special birthday as well. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nothing to do now except wait...and pray xxx

Good luck xx

Fingers crossed!


We need your help. You have less than 5 hours to vote for us in The National Lottery People’s Projects. Voting closes at 12 noon today. Please please please vote if you have not already done so. Thank you to the huge numbers of you who have already voted. We will be visiting a care home in Kings Lynn this afternoon and doing more of this........

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We need your help. You have less than 5 hours to vote for us in The National Lottery People’s Projects. Voting closes at 12 noon today. Please please please vote if you have not already done so. Thank you to the huge numbers of you who have already voted. We will be visiting a care home in Kings Lynn this afternoon and doing more of this........


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Have voted and asked everyone I know to vote. Am sharing as well. Good luck 🤞🤞❎❎

Signed and shared xx

Shared and signed hx



Done it now 🙂 good luck 🙂



It's a shame groups have to compete for "scarce resources", you should be fully state funded, for your wonderful work!

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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’.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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