This month’s blog comes from Anna, our Welfare Vet.
A wonderful supporter, Jean Fooks from the Donkey Breed Society, created some Christmas magic on Friday when she opened her covered stable yard to visitors and created a magical crib scene complete with Mary and Joseph (small people!), shepherds, three Wise Men (not so small people!), lambs and, of course, her wonderfully precious donkey, Gigi, in the starring role.
The backdrop was amazing – a dark sky lit with hundreds of twinkling stars and a Christmas tree festooned with hand-written messages in memory of special people and pets. The local choir were in good voice and the local vicar led the carols.
Jean’s 12 other donkeys behaved impeccably throughout but did feel the need to join in with one Christmas carol!
Around 70 people paid to take part in this wonderful evening and were offered mulled wine, mince pies and hot chocolate. I gave a very short talk about what people’s money could buy for desperately needy donkeys abroad and Jean presented me with £500 to assist our international projects.
Jean – thank you – you’re amazing and you’re really helping to make a difference for donkeys around the world.