Clients of Affina Beauty Studio in Liskeard, Cornwall, were treated to a different kind of therapy recently with a donkey-themed Christmas party which raised £145 for The Donkey Sanctuary.
Stars of the show were Taylor and Muriel the donkeys who greeted guests as they arrived for their Christmas beauty treatments and who met locals on a heart-warming walk around town later on.
Games included 'guess the weight of the donkey’, ‘name the donkey’, and a raffle. The guests enjoyed mulled wine and mince pies whilst Taylor and Muriel were happy with a hay net.
The Donkey Sanctuary’s welfare adviser, Alison Beck, said:
“We are grateful to Affina for selecting The Donkey Sanctuary as their Christmas charity. It was a great event. Everyone enjoyed meeting the donkeys and hearing about the charity’s work around the world, and we are grateful to Lizzie Wills of Countryside Donkeys for bringing her two lovely donkeys to be part of it.
“Muriel and Taylor looked so smart in their red head collars and matching tinsel and were so wonderfully well-behaved.”
Alison covers Cornwall and west Devon as part of a network of Donkey Welfare Advisers helping donkeys across the whole of the UK.
If you would like to fundraise to support the charity’s work in the UK and worldwide please contact the Community Fundraising team on 01395 578222 or email email@example.com