We attended the three day Great Yorkshire Show last week and with the generosity of our supporters helped raise over £3,900 for our donkey assisted therapy centre here in Leeds.
The sun shone for the entire time and crowds attended in their droves after last year's heavy rain caused an early closure of the show on the first day!
To add a bit of variety for our donkeys, each day we went to the show, we took different donkeys.
Tuesday - Jake and Jack
Wednesday - Doodles, Eeyore and Marlon
Thursday - Joey and Eli
Marlon, our very handsome 5 year old gelding, was entered into the donkey show classes with Janet Morphet who is one of the grooms at our Centre. We were delighted that he was awarded 3rd place!
This was Marlon's first adventure to such a large agricultural show and we were very impressed at how well he adapted to his new surroundings and we're sure you will agree he looked stunning.
A big thank you to all our staff and volunteers at Leeds who put in some very long days, but it was all worthwhile it as we raised awareness about the Sanctuary’s work as well as raising funds.
We'd also like to thank Raycasse Photography for taking lots of photos and allowing us to use them for free.