This week we took delivery of 16 new miniature donkeys from Merseyside all safely packed in a Size 6 shoe box for their journey to their new home here at the Sanctuary where they will take up residence in our gift shop for visitors to fall in love with them.
This little miniature herd of mini woolleys is the latest group personally delivered by Rita Trotter who dropped in to see us this week with her husband John to hand over her little mini woolleys to our volunteer fundraising team.
Rita has been a volunteer fundraiser since 2011. During this time she has knitted over 230 mini woolleys for us and, priced at £2.99 each, her lovable little donkeys have raised over £700 towards the care and welfare of over 2,500 donkeys and mules here at the Sanctuary.
Are you a keen knitter yourself? Then why not join our family of volunteer fundraisers by giving us a call on 01395 578222 and having a chat with our fundraising team.
Alternatively, if you would like to receive a free copy of our Woolley knitting pattern, with full instructions, for a 'Woolley' (24cm/9 inch high) or 'Mini Woolley' (12cm/5inches high) please sign up.