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Donkey Doo at The Donkey Sanctuary Manchester - July 22nd 2012

The Donkey Sanctuary Events:

Donkey Doo

 

The Donkey Sanctuary events

 

What: A fun day out for all the family – an afternoon of live music from some of Manchester’s finest acts, BBQ and vintage tea shop

 

When: Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 12pm – 5pm

 

Where: The Donkey Sanctuary’s Manchester Centre, Green Fold, Gorton, Manchester, M18 8TJ

 

The Donkey Doo event will feature performances from Zacc Rogers, A Me B, Naymedici and Flat Cap 3 on an outdoor stage in the centre’s beautiful grounds, with a safe play area for children. In the case of bad weather, the event will take place inside the centre.

 

Debbie Coombes, centre manager, says: “Our Donkey Doo event will have a relaxed ‘festival’ feel to it and guests can enjoy the fantastic music, BBQ, vintage tea shop, play area and, of course, meet our beautiful donkeys.”

 

Admission: Family tickets: £15 (two adults, two children – additional children £1) or Adults £6, children £3 all available by contacting the centre on est.manchester@thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk or 0161 301 4051

 

The centre has been providing donkey riding therapy sessions to children from across Greater Manchester since 2004. Around 180 local children with special needs and disabilities visit the centre each week for therapy sessions. The charity also provides outreach visits with donkeys to residents of nursing homes, hospices and care homes. Services are provided free of charge and the centre relies upon public donations as it does not receive any government funding. This event will raise funds for the centre.

 

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Notes to Editor

For an interview, further information or images, please contact The Donkey Sanctuary press office on 01395 573142/573124 or mobile 07970 927778.

About The Donkey Sanctuary

International animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary was founded by the late Dr Elisabeth Svendsen M.B.E. in 1969. It supports projects to alleviate the suffering of donkeys in 28 countries worldwide, including sanctuaries across Europe, where more than 15,000 donkeys and mules have been cared for, and major projects in Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Kenya and Mexico, where donkey welfare is improved through community education and veterinary work. It also provides donkey-assisted therapy for children with additional needs and therapeutic visits for elderly people in the local community from centres in Belfast, Birmingham, Ivybridge, Leeds, Manchester and Sidmouth.

For further information telephone: 01395 578222, view www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk or visit the charity’s headquarters near Sidmouth in Devon (open 365 days/free admission).

 

 

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