The Donkey Sanctuary works alongside many beach and commercial operators, and when some of the operators were looking for winter homes a few years ago for their donkeys, the Sanctuary ran a campaign to find suitable homes for the beach donkeys to have some down time from their summer schedule of giving rides on the beach.
Gill and Jimmy responded to that campaign as they had an empty barn suitable for several donkeys to go in with access to a lovely big paddock when the weather is suitable.
They love having the donkeys stay with them and Gill and Jimmy also keep some of the beach donkeys over the summer to keep their own little donkey company.
For the past couple of years Gill and Jimmy have been taking Paddy the donkey on a “live” nativity procession, followed by a Christmas service on the farm yard. They pass round a bucket to raise valuable funds in aid of The Donkey Sanctuary and this year they raised £105.38 - a fantastic sum of money - thank you so much.