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Join Jenny’s Donkeys at The Glen in Maryculter for a Picnic Walk!

BIG EARED friends all set to help local deaf and blind charity with an autumn time picnic to remember! When a local donkey loving North East family took in their first big hearted big eared friend, they didn’t predict how many people would benefit from the love of these beautiful creatures. Jenny’s Donkeys in Inverurie have been taking their four-legged family out and about to events and galas to give children’s rides and promote the welfare and protection of donkeys to their new-found fans.

Join Jenny’s Donkeys at The Glen in Maryculter for a Picnic Walk

Now they have teamed up with North East Sensory Services (NESS), an amazing local charity operating with the main aim of achieving independence for blind and deaf people. To help raise much needed funds for this very worthwhile cause they are inviting families to join them for a picnic walk through The Glen in Maryculter on Wednesday 16th October to meet all the wonderful storybook characters alongside their new gentle big-eared friends.

The whole family will love this lunchtime treat! Meet the famous Cuthbert and McGrew donkeys for a cuddle, a wander round the park and then a lovely picnic all together – just watch out for your sandwiches when McGrew’s around as he forgets he’s not allowed!

The donkey's loving, kind and quiet nature is given to providing emotional and physical benefits for all. Donkeys have a unique presence and engagement with people and provide a truly wonderful surprise to make someone's day. As well as giving children’s rides at events and galas, Jenny’s Donkeys often visit elderly and care homes where they are cuddled and spoken too all day long. Hospital calls and spending time at special needs schools is hugely rewarding for the whole team too.

George Walker Event Management will be pulling this fundraiser together for NESS. George says, “my daughter fell in love with our first donkey named Dibble when we rescued him a few years ago. He was poorly and not well looked after at all. He suffers from a condition called Uveitis which means he is almost blind , but with special care and attention we’re delighted to say he’s now in full health and enjoying life very much with us at home. We’re looking forward to helping raise as much as we can for NESS with this lovely fun family day out.”

People who would like to take part in the DONKEY TIME PICNIC on 16th October are asked to please put their names down now as places are limited and will be allocated before the event. The entry form can be found online at

Special Project The Young People’s Sensory Service (YPSS) at NESS aims to support young people who have a sensory loss to get the most out of their childhood. Fun activities, social groups and trips help youngsters make friends and gain new experiences – at the same time as developing important life skills. Support for young people is vital and YPSS help children and young people with a sensory loss to build confidence, self-esteem and life skills. Plus, their parents also get a chance to share their experiences.

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