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Yesterday we had the grand opening of Grace's swing and playground at our donkey assisted therapy centre here in Leeds. We were joined by Grace's parents, grandparents, her classmates, friends and support staff from Ireland Wood Primary School, lots of staff and volunteers from the Sanctuary, as well as a Yorkshire Evening Post reporter and photographer.
Twelve campers arrived around 4pm for their Bray & Stay Experience at our Leeds centre at the weekend. We have all had a fabulous time and many laughs. The weather all day Friday was strong winds so putting up the tents was fun to say the least! Fortunately it dropped force whilst we ate our delicious 3 course evening meal and our evening stroll was lovely.
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!
For 10 years Kelly was a special donkey in the hearts of many children who visited our donkey assisted therapy centre in Leeds until she returned with her best donkey friend to the Sanctuary in 2011. You may remember Rosie, who was also an adoption donkey here at Leeds. Sadly Rosie's own health was failing rapidly so we waved goodbye to them both so that Rosie could get expert veterinary care at the Sanctuary. Sadly Rosie passed away in August 2012.