International animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary’s Derbyshire Centre, situated in Flagg near Buxton, is hosting a FREE open day for members of the public to visit its adorable rescued and unwanted donkeys on Sunday 1st April 2012 from 10am till 4pm.
Visitors can meet the staff and get ‘hands on’ with the donkeys. There will be hot drinks and refreshments available, donkey-related goods for sale along with showings of The Donkey Sanctuary’s film describing the charity’s work worldwide.
Chris Pile who runs the centre says: “The donkeys enjoy all the extra fuss and attention and it gives visitors an insight to our work – it’s a lovely day for all. This is always a great event to host and we are really looking forward to it again this year.”
The Derbyshire Centre provides permanent refuge to a small number of donkeys who are elderly or have long-term medical conditions. Other donkeys are provided with respite care until they are fit enough to travel to the main Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon. An on-site training centre provides a choice of courses in donkey care and welfare.
The centre is open to the public six times per year and hosts regular training courses for donkey owners.
The Derbyshire Centre is on the A515 Ashbourne Road near the Bull i’ th’ Thorn Inn, six miles south of Buxton. For more information, visit www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/derbyshire or phone the Derbyshire Centre on (01298) 83866.
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