Sophia, Harriet and her younger sister, Alice, are three young fundraisers from Bristol who held a raffle at their school to raise money for the donkeys. On Friday, they came along with their parents to groom the donkeys down on the Main Yard before meeting all our gentle giants - the Poitou donkeys.
We had a lovely message from them that we thought you would like to read:
Thank you so very, very much for the fantastic day at The Donkey Sanctuary last Friday. Sophia, Harriet and Alice felt so special.
We would like to say a big 'Thank you' to you for arranging the special treats. It was far more than we could have wished for!
The donkey grooming was lovely, and seeing the Poitou donkeys with Pete, the groom, and Jenifer, taking the photos, was such a nice surprise. Both Pete and Jenifer were brilliant with the girls and we all felt so welcome. They really made our day extra special.
It was also nice to meet Francesca, the new foal, and Jen the groom was really nice to us all. She was calm and friendly, answering all our questions.
As a new member of the Donkidz Club, Alice (age 6) is extra excited to think that she might appear on the front cover of the newsletter with her sister and friend. What an honour!
Thank you once again for the best day out that we have all had in a long time. The girls will carry on fundraising as their way of saying thank you to you, and the work that you and the staff do in giving the donkeys the life that they deserve.
Yvonne and Sophia Raee
Nicola, Harriet and Alice Giddings