Last Thursday night Sue and Hollie – the events team grooms, and myself took our superstar donkeys Mopsy and Angel to John Lewis in Exeter for a Christmas outing!
Dressed in their Christmas best with their red and white rugs, both Angel and Mopsy lapped up the attention outside John Lewis.
No shopper was able to walk past and resist a donkey cuddle, and both of them starred in many photos throughout the evening! Some shoppers even popped to the shop and bought carrots for the donkeys which we took back to the Sanctuary and shared out in the donkey feeds.
We had a great evening and spoke to hundreds of shoppers about the work of The Donkey Sanctuary, many of them kindly put some money in the collection buckets. Many were keen to adopt one of our lovely donkeys and there was a lot of interest in our candlelight evening on 13th December.
The staff at John Lewis were so welcoming and kind, many of them escaping from the shop floor for 5 minutes to meet the furry visitors and supply us with hot chocolate to help keep us warm.
Mopsy and Angel obviously made a good impression as we have been invited back this Thursday night too (5th December).
So anyone going late night shopping in Exeter on Thursday please pop up and see us at John Lewis – Mopsy and Angel will be waiting for your cuddles!