The Donkey Sanctuary's Belfast centre that provides donkey assisted therapy sessions to local children with additional needs and disabilities in Templepatrick is hosting a Barn Dance to raise funds for its centre.
When: Saturday, 25th August 2012 from 7.30pm
Where: The Donkey Sanctuary Belfast, Ballymartin Road, Templepatrick, BT39 0BS
An evening of live country music provided by “The Headhunters” with a BBQ, bar and prizes for Best Dressed Cowboy, Best Dressed Cowgirl or Best Western-themed costume. Also, brave fundraisers will be taking part in a Firewalk to raise funds for the charity.
Admission: Tickets £10 each to include supper, available by contacting the centre on 02893 324647.
The Belfast centre has been providing riding therapy with donkeys to children from across the province since being opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal in 2011. Over 100 local children with additional needs and disabilities visit the centre each week for therapeutic riding sessions. The charity also provides outreach visits with donkeys to residents of nursing homes, hospices and care homes.
The Donkey Sanctuary provides donkey assisted therapy free of charge and is entirely dependent on fundraising and donations to continue its work. For more information about donkey assisted therapy visit www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/donkey-assisted-therapy