My name is Paula and I've worked within the charity for over 8 years now and I love it. I’ve always been an animal lover and adore donkeys and mules. I’m always telling my family stories of what we’re up to at the Sanctuary, and with the recent focus on ‘animals at war’, particularly the role of the mule, I was surprised to hear that my Grandad had his own story to tell.
Grandad, Norman Aldridge, is from Plymouth and in 1950 carried out National Service in Eritrea, East Africa. Now at the age of 85, he talks about his time out on patrol and the mules that accompanied them.