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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 more 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 Minidonk team.

Jack Born 1st Aug!

Jack

Saffron

Pippin

Bo Peep

Rubik

Alfie

Pixie

Millie

Gordon

Alternatively, you can download a sponsorship form here, complete it, and send it back to us at sponsor@minidonks.org.uk

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Goooood moooorning Minidonkers! It’s the 20th of the month,so it is 100 club draw day! Maude has an extra special message, live from her studio. Along with the winning numbers she is announcing the arrival of some very special hand made appliqué donkey cards. We have had a sneak preview of these and they are just fantastic. They are made by a talented lady called Susan, and she has donated some for us to sell later in the year when we are out and about again, but if you can’t wait (the MD couldn’t - she has already ordered hers!) then head to www.sewnbysusan.world to buy yours. For every little donkey card that she sells she will be donating £1 straight back to us at Minidonks. Thank you Susan! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Monday! We’ve been giving the boys buckets of hay and straw in the mornings, to fill their little tummies, before they go out on the grass in the afternoons! Almost every day, Alf decides it’s much better to throw the bucket around and then eat the contents. He’s such a pickle! ... See MoreSee Less

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Good morning to you all 😊❤️

Ah they are adorable bless them and good morning all xxx xxx 💝💝💝

It's fun

Is it possible to visit the donkeys ?

The best bit is always at the bottom so my horse tells me!

Rubik is our boy - much better table manners, so well brought up! 😜

Likes to do it his way

Happy Monday, weather lovely again today, have a great day x ❤🐾🥰

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Good morning Minidonkers! We hope you are having a great day. We did some more walking with our wonderful volunteers and as it was a showery day we tested out some Minidonk raincoats. May the showers stay away from you and the sunshine shine! ... See MoreSee Less

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Morning all, Love the mini donkeys coats fabulous xx 💖🐾❤💞

Happy Saturday to you all x lovely to see the donks enjoying their walks xxx 💖💖

Beautiful pictures and I love the coats hope you all have a great day bless you all xxx xxx 💝💝💝💝

So cute!🥰

Love this ☺️

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The boys are raring to go! They can’t wait for it to be Monday when they have the volunteers come back to their yard, for the first time, to do some grooming and walking! So looking forward to being able to share with you more pictures like these ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

The boys are raring to go! They can’t wait for it to be Monday when they have the volunteers come back to their yard, for the first time, to do some grooming and walking! So looking forward to being able to share with you more pictures like these ❤️Image attachmentImage attachment

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Happy Friday everyone and especially the donkeys xx ❤🐾

Looking forward to meeting the boys soon.

Very special post today. Yesterday we took Pippin and Pixie to see Greg, a very special friend, who we first met back in 2017. Greg lives with an acquired brain injury and was taking part in an intensive assessment process. We were asked to take the donks along as part of the process and we were delighted to be able to agree, with an outdoor visit and face masks. I cannot tell you how emotional it was for us to be out with the donks again. We are now in a position to be able to open up, gradually, with outdoor visits, for no more than 6 people, until the Covid rules allow for larger groups. If you have made contact with us about visits, we will be contacting you over the coming weeks. Please do bear with us, we are a small team, but will get back to you as soon as we can. If you want to know more, email us, info@minidonks.org.uk
Huge thanks to Greg and his family, and to Hollie and Tim for making our first visit such a happy one...... and of course Pippin and Pixie, our Minidonk superstars.
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Very special post today. Yesterday we took Pippin and Pixie to see Greg, a very special friend, who we first met back in 2017. Greg lives with an acquired brain injury and was taking part in an intensive assessment process. We were asked to take the donks along as part of the process and we were delighted to be able to agree, with an outdoor visit and face masks. I cannot tell you how emotional it was for us to be out with the donks again. We are now in a position to be able to open up, gradually, with outdoor visits, for no more than 6 people, until the Covid rules allow for larger groups. If you have made contact with us about visits, we will be contacting you over the coming weeks. Please do bear with us, we are a small team, but will get back to you as soon as we can. If you want to know more, email us, info@minidonks.org.uk
Huge thanks to Greg and his family, and to Hollie and Tim for making our first visit such a happy one...... and of course Pippin and Pixie, our Minidonk superstars.Image attachment

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Such great news that you are back on the road again. So pleased for you all 😊xx

What special people you are 💕

Aww bless that's lovely, have a lovely day x ❤🐾

That is so lovely to see and glad you all enjoyed your time out x bless you all xxx 💘💘💘

How lovely for you to be able to get out again. 💕

Thank you

So pleased for Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing and those fortunate to get a visit. Phew! 👏🥰🙌

Lovely to see the Donks doing what they do best, sharing the love and enjoying it too.

Amazing! 😍 We will definitely be making an enquiry for All Hallows 💗

Bless these Donkeys and their guardians 💕 The gentle nature of Donkeys make them excellent Therapets. Shared on my For the Love of Donkeys page.

Awesome.

That's lovely

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

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 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.

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

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 all fantastic but the room visits were the best. Had me in tears the reactions we had.

Thank you, they were amazing. The patients loved them.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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