Miniature donkeys visit Bury St Edmunds care home

Olive, one of the residents at Glastonbury Court care home in Bury St Edmunds, meets a miniature don

Olive, one of the residents at Glastonbury Court care home in Bury St Edmunds, meets a miniature donkey. Picture: GLASTONBURY COURT - Credit: Archant

Residents at a Bury St Edmunds care home received a visit from a pair of miniature donkeys.

The organisation Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing took Pippin and Pixie to Glastonbury Court care home in Glastonbury Road to meet residents.

The care home says animal therapy is a particularly useful activity for residents living with dementia, as animals have been proven to reduce stress, improve mood and boost wellbeing.

Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing take the animals into care homes, dementia units and autism groups to provide people with the opportunity to see, touch, and talk to the donkeys.

The organisation is currently crowdfunding for £5,000 to be able to provide more donkey therapy across Suffolk and Norfolk.


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The aim, through the fundraising, is to provide a service which is available at little or no cost to community and voluntary groups.

To donate to the scheme, click here to visit the JustGiving page.

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