Tea and Memories Visits Hayling Island Donkey Sanctuary

On a pleasantly warm and sunny Wednesday in June, a group of sixteen of our regular guests from Tea and Memories (held on Tuesday afternoons at the Rainbow Cafe)  enjoyed a fabulous lunch at Meadow Farm Tea Rooms in Northney, this was very kindly sponsored by Frimley Fuel Allotments and was followed by a visit to Hayling Island Donkey Sanctuary.  For those who don’t know, the Donkey Sanctuary is a great passion for our Manager Gill, here at Surrey Heath Age Concern, naturally along with helping

to improve the lives of the older people in our community and this was a wonderful opportunity to bring these two passions together for the benefit of both.  Looking at our photos here and having visited the donkeys myself, it is very easy to see the attraction of these magnificent creatures, they all are such wonderful characters some are mischievous rascals and others more wise and quiet;  but there is no denying it, all are so very cute and totally adorable!

The sun was shining brightly and the donkeys did not disappoint, they eagerly devoured the mountains of bananas (complete with skins!), apples, carrots and their favorite ginger nut biscuits offered to them by their visitors and in return they kept their guests very thoroughly entertained with their antics!

Paul and Tracy, the couple who run the sanctuary, were on hand to answer any questions and provide a fun commentary on the donkey’s antics and we think it is very obvious from all the smiling faces that everyone really enjoyed their time in the company of these magnificent animals!  Please click here to visit the Hayling Island Donkey Sanctuary where you can find loads more information and news about the Sanctuary, the website even offers the opportunity to adopt a donkey.


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