On Friday 10th December, a beautiful candlelit evening and Christmas carol service was held at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth.
Hundreds of people arrived and admired the awesome display of 15,000 candles, which had been set out along pathways or in beautiful seasonal designs by staff, volunteers and supporters of our charity, and everyone sang Christmas carols in the Main Yard and New Barn along with the Sanctuary’s founder, Dr Elisabeth Svendsen, MBE.
The candles represent a dedication from supporters to the memory of a loved one, a family member, a friend or a special pet. The evening is truly magical.
The Donkey Sanctuary’s next Candlelight evening will be held on Friday 9th December 2011 and is a very special way for the charity to share the season with its supporters.