The Donkey Sanctuary's Derbyshire Centre is holding a Donkey Summer Fair in Flagg near Buxton on Sunday 18th September 2011 between 10am and 4pm.
Visitors can get ‘hands on’ with the donkeys, enjoy donkey walking and grooming sessions and meet the staff, including talks and demonstrations from the vet and farrier.
Chris Pile who runs the centre says: “There is something for everyone at our Summer Fair from face painting, bouncy castle, games such as guess the weight of the donkey, coconut shie, stalls, BBQ, donkey goods for sale, and grand raffle with cash prizes to be won and much, much more - it really is going to be a fun day out for the whole family.
“By supporting our Summer Fair you will help us continue to raise funds as we rely entirely on donations to carry out our work.”
The Centre provides permanent refuge to a small number of donkeys who are elderly or have long-term medical conditions. Other donkeys are provided with respite care until they are fit enough to travel to the main Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon. An on-site training centre provides a choice of courses in donkey care and welfare.
The Derbyshire Centre is on the A515 Ashbourne Road near the Bull i’ th’ Thorn Inn, six miles south of Buxton. For more information, phone the Derbyshire Centre on (01298) 83866.