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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

Pixie

Millie

Bo Peep

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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We have more news!!! Some of our 100 club numbers have become available. Our 100 club is a fun way of us raising a bit of money and giving something back to you - our supporters! This is how it works. You buy one or more numbers for only £12 for the whole year. You can keep your numbers all to yourself, or gift a number to a friends or family member. You/they will get a certificate with the numbers on. On the 20th of each month, our very own Maude (sometimes assisted by one of Linda’s 🐕) draws 3 winning numbers. The first prize is £25, second prize is £15 and third prize is £10. A great way to support us and be in with a chance of a little windfall yourself.
To find out more, email sponsor@minidonks.org.uk
Here is our very own Head of Poo explaining how the 100 club works to Head of Security. As usual, Head of No One Knows What hasn’t got a clue what’s going on. Situation normal at Minidonk HQ. Have a great day xxx
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We have more news!!! Some of our 100 club numbers have become available. Our 100 club is a fun way of us raising a bit of money and giving something back to you - our supporters! This is how it works. You buy one or more numbers for only £12 for the whole year. You can keep your numbers all to yourself, or gift a number to a friends or family member. You/they will get a certificate with the numbers on. On the 20th of each month, our very own Maude (sometimes assisted by one of Linda’s 🐕) draws 3 winning numbers. The first prize is £25, second prize is £15 and third prize is £10. A great way to support us and be in with a chance of a little windfall yourself. 
To find out more, email sponsor@minidonks.org.uk
Here is our very own Head of Poo explaining how the 100 club works to Head of Security. As usual, Head of No One Knows What hasn’t got a clue what’s going on. Situation normal at Minidonk HQ. Have a great day xxxImage attachmentImage attachment

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Good morning to our early bird supporter, Janet! Xxx

I must renew mine! Don't give it away. I will do today!

🤗🤗🤗🤗 Sending warm cuddles to you all this morning x👏👏 yes love the 💯♣️ x love seeing Maude with the results x as you say great way of supporting you guys who do an absolute amazing job x Happy thoughtful Thursday xxx 💖💖💖

Head of Poo 💩 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

🐾🐾😂😂💓💓💓💓💓💓

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One of our most liked photos of all times is this one. It shows the moment of pure delight captured on this gentleman's face when Pippin whispered some of her Minidonk Magic in his ear. If you want to help Pippin to continue to bring joy and laughter to people in care homes across Norfolk and Suffolk, you can sponsor her for only £35.00 for the year. You will receive a wonderful sponsor pack, with certificate, newsletter and photo specials. You will get a Christmas card from Pippin, and 4 reports throughout the year on what she is up to and who she is bringing happiness to through her care home visits. You can sponsor her for a treat for yourself, or send sponsorship as a gift to a loved one this Christmas.
Sponsoring Pippin will mean that you are directly supporting our wellbeing work and creating more Minidonk Magic like this.
www.minidonks.org.uk/product/sponsor-pippin/
#minidonkmagic
#sponsoradonkey
#adoptadonkey
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One of our most liked photos of all times is this one. It shows the moment of pure delight captured on this gentlemans face when Pippin whispered some of her Minidonk Magic in his ear. If you want to help Pippin to continue to bring joy and laughter to people in care homes across Norfolk and Suffolk, you can sponsor her for only £35.00 for the year. You will receive a wonderful sponsor pack, with certificate, newsletter and photo specials. You will get a Christmas card from Pippin, and 4 reports throughout the year on what she is up to and who she is bringing happiness to through her care home visits. You can sponsor her for a treat for yourself, or send sponsorship as a gift to a loved one this Christmas. 
Sponsoring Pippin will mean that you are directly supporting our wellbeing work and creating more Minidonk Magic like this.
https://www.minidonks.org.uk/product/sponsor-pippin/
#minidonkmagic 
#sponsoradonkey 
#adoptadonkey

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Great picture bless them love xxx 💖💖💖

I never get bored of seeing this picture, it's brilliant.

That is a brilliant photo x just seeing the joy of this gentleman’s face and the gentleness of Pippin is so lovely x bless them both x lots of love to you all xx 💖💖💖

Always my favourite photo, particularly after you told me his story. With your consent, I now use this widely when I talk to students about you and the support the mindonks provide. ❤️

Love this pic ❤️🥰xx so special xx

What an absolutely lovely picture ❤️ Made my heart swell, thank you for sharing ❤️ xx

Beautiful ❤

💕

Love this picture xx

What a lovely photo

Such a powerful photo.

This donkey loves his human friend’s she giving a kiss 💋 💜💞💜

Awwww 🥰

Best picture that captures the essence of what you do

Aw lovely pics xxx

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A little poem for you all today. If you were in Norwich over the weekend you might have seen a nun driving a grand piano round the city. It has gone a bit viral on Facebook, and the MD’s good friend in Australia, Tania D Burrell asked her to complete this sentence, “3 donkeys and a nun with his piano walked into the marketplace….” and the MD likes a challenge, not quite finishing the sentence but in the spirit, so here goes!

Three little donkeys bringing joy and fun
Went to Norwich city where they met a nun
He was not your usual one he drove a grand piano
The donkeys shook in fear and awe and loaded up their ammo

They had calendars and baubles from the Minidonk shop
They had natural charm and beauty for this scary nun to stop
He was grinning he was gurning he was really quite outrageous
But also very funny and the smiles became contagious

The donkeys calmed, their fear fled they started looking round
The nun was gone the sky was blue the crowds all made the sound
Of happy people meeting donkeys and picking up some gifts
From the Minidonk shop to give to friends their mood and spirits to lift

(With thanks to the piano driving nun - you were awesome!)

And if you are not able to make it to our final public event before Christmas, 12th December at Potters in Wingfield, you can always shop online for our marvellous Minidonk Merchandise, www.Minidonks.org.uk and tap the merchandise tab!
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Looks like it was great bless you all xxx xxx 💝💝💝💝

Lots of love and cuddles to the minidonks today and everyday x love the poem Sarah x and what a surprise to see the nun with a mobile piano x lovely photos again thank you x take care everybody and Happy Tuesday xxx 💘💘💘

That's the best comeback Sarah McPherson i loved it!! Halleluyahhh!!! Really great poem!!!

Lovely pictures x ❤🐾

We are feeling tired, happy and very, very grateful. We have had a busy weekend. It has been cold. It has thankfully not been too wet and windy. The donks have met so many admirers, new and old. Bo Peep helped a young man prepare for his nativity role by sharing some secrets about being a donkey. Our volunteers were out in force, doing the brilliant job that they do, talking to people and sharing the Minidonk Magic. And then we got another huge boost. The lovely people at Sotterley Estate Country Fair have put the final figures together and made a huge donation of £2,000. We really cannot thank them all enough. This amount of donation is so significant to us, it will pay for our vehicle insurance for a year, or pay our donkey insurance for the year, or pay our entire donkey feed bill for the year. It costs a lot if money to keep the Minidonks on the road and the money we have made this weekend (just topped £2,000 - wow 😮) and this donation from Sotterley, puts us in a great position to look forward to 2022 with confidence.
And here is why we do it……..
#minidonkmagic
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Great news,who wouldn't love a visit and cuddle from these lovely little guys 😍❤️❤️

Wonderful pictures. ❤

Sounds like things are looking up. So pleased for you all. 🤎

Fab pics,the mini donks have definitely put a smile on all there faces,well done everyone ❤

The lovely smiles on the faces really does say it all x what a marvellous job you are all doing God Bless you all 🙏🏻x Happy Monday xxx ❤️❤️❤️

Graham Battershill

So sorry not to have been with you guys over the weekend, but I was out getting cold myself - new chicken rules mean I’ve spent two days in the cold putting up a new covered run - ah the joys! 🥶🐓

Their lovely faces light up 🥰

Awesome news glad for you all you do such awesome things

The Minidonk Magic! The gentle nature of Donkeys make them excellent Therapets 💕 Shared ~ Ariane

Aww brilliant,well done folks x

Great news much deserved X

Very awesome..

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We’ve had a busy morning on the yard - first snow of the year! Only brief and didn’t last. Donks all mucked and breakfasted, ready to be loaded up and head to The Forum in Norwich, where we will be from 11-3 (please note, we may leave earlier if the weather is really bad and impacting on donkey welfare).
We will have lots of goodies for sale, including our lucky millionaire carrots, each one hand knitted by a lucky lottery winner and complete with a certificate of authenticity!
Stay warm and keep safe and we hope to see you later!
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Happy Sunday sending lots of warm hugs x God Bless you all xx 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

Thank you to bo peep for allowing Stanley to stroke you 👍

Phewwww! What a brilliant time we had last night. Huge thanks to the people behind the Switch On for inviting us. And of course to everyone who came and bought from the shop and made donations. Just over £900 raised.
The Minidonk volunteer team were just fantastic. We finished the night cold and tired, but happy. We met so many people who now know about our work and we hope to get many more bookings as a result.
Our special edition Millionaire Minidonks have sold out, but we still have plenty of lucky Millionaire carrots, and our own special Maudes 😀
So pop along to The Forum tomorrow Sunday 28th November, 11-3, meet the Minidonks and get those special presents!
****The Minidonk MD will be live on the BBC Radio Norfolk breakfast show this morning around 9.20….. wish her luck and listen in ! ****
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That's amazing 👏 😍

Morning everybody x wow that’s a brilliant amount x how hard you all worked and to see the darling minidonks was very special to me x and of course Sarah and the gang xx take care all and Happy weekend xx 💕💖💕💖💕

Well done everyone, it looks amazing!

What a great display and a great amount you collected the weather could have been kinder but well done everyone and gorgeous minidonks xxx

oooh i’m obsessed with the fairy lights!

Lovely to meet the mini donks last night ❤️❤️ Thank you all for your hard work and kindness 🙏❤️🙏

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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.

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

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

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!

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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