Our Happy Customers - 2015

Here you can find pictures of some of the events we have attended and donkeys we have sold, together with the feedback we received.
For other years, please select from the drop-down menu on the top navigation bar.

HAWKESBURY BADMINTON


I can't tell you how thrilled everybody was to see not just one but two of the most gorgeous donkeys imaginable on Christmas Eve. It made a lot of people very happy.

I know it was a very big ask to come all the way over to us but for us it was priceless many many many thanks

We hope we can make it a regular visit.

Happy Christmas
Linda Fairney

FLEET NATIVITY


Just want to say a huge thank you to Jo and the truly gorgeous Aubrey who were both an equal delight. Jo was warm, friendly and completely professional throughout both of our crazy nativities and Aubrey . . . a total star.

Everyone in the cast, and everyone who came just loved him and he was so good at loving us back! No pooh in the hall - total bonus!

Thank you thank you thank you, Aubrey has made my Christmas!

Hopefully see you next year!

Many thanks
Emma Mabin

ENGLEFIELD GREEN CHRISTMAS FAYRE


Thank you so much for making our Christmas Fayre extra special!

The children loved the donkeys. It was the talk of the fayre!

We will definitely be in touch for future events!

Kind Regards
Lucy Farraj

ODIHAM NATIVITY


Thank you for providing the donkeys.

The evening went very well, the donkeys wonderfully behaved and your Kelly an absolute delight!

We will be having the same event next year, Saturday 17th December.

many thanks & regards
Steve

CORSHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL


Thank you so much -a lovely time was had by all.

The children thought Dermot and Charlie were fantastic and so well-behaved!

Gail Finch
Corsham Primary School

LONDON WETLANDS CENTRE


Thanks so much to your team for all their help this weekend, it was great!

Kind regards, and many thanks once again.

Catherine Starling
Marketing & Communications Manager
London Wetlands Centre

QUINCE HONEY FARM


We were really happy with the two day job you did for us at the weekend.

The donkeys were very popular and everyone really loved them and Andrew was great too!

We would like to have the donkeys again for our next Christmas event too.

Ruby Mapp
Quince Honey Farm

BEDFORD PARTY


Just to say a massive thank you for the fantastic donkeys and sheep.

All the kids were amazed and it made for a very special evening.

Many thanks for the sheep too. Added to the theme.

Have a lovely Christmas.
Mas

WIMBLEDON CHRISTMAS PARTY


I just wanted to say a great big thank you!! The donkeys are the talk of the organisation and them being here really made the kids Xmas party extra special.

I also wanted to say thanks and well done to the young lady with the donkeys - she worked so hard in making sure that all the kids got their donkey ride and were well looked after.

Have a great Christmas and send our love to the Donkeys.

Regards
Jackie
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

WATFORD CHURCHES TOGETHER LIVE NATIVITY


First of all I just want to say a most sincere 'THANK YOU' for the wonderful service we received in Watford from Mike's Donkeys, as Rob came with four donkeys for the Watford Churches Together 'Live Nativity' last Saturday, 12/12/15.

A very professional service indeed, and Rob was just fantastic - so kind, knowledgeable, friendly and hard working!

Sincerely
Tom Kirk
Chair, 'Live Nativity 2015' committee of Churches Together Watford

LARMER TREE SHAFTESBURY


I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising the donkeys for our Christmas Fair. Jo was an absolute star and the donkeys were fantastic and I think the rides went down amazingly well.

It was a brilliant weekend, but to see the beaming smiles on the faces of the children just made all the hard work worthwhile.

Happy Christmas to you all and we would like to book for the whole weekend next year.

Kind regards
Carol Cross
Larmer Tree

THAME CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON

photo: nickwhitephotography.com


I would like to say a big thank you from everyone at Thame Town Council for joining us at our switch-on last Friday.

Geronimo, Dennis and Andy were the highlight of the evening and made the event absolutely magical for all the children (and adults!) who attended.

We will definitely be inviting you back next year if you would be happy to attend!

Kind regards
Lizzie Spokes / Community Project Officer
Thame Town Council

WOOTON LOWER SCHOOL BEDFORD


Just a quick email to say thank you once again for another great year with the donkeys as always the children loved it even though it was cold!

Please pass on our thanks.

Many thanks
Jemma Fuccillo
Wooton Lower School

ELEPHANT & CASTLE LONDON


It was wonderful to have Rob and the donkeys over this Saturday.

THANK YOU

The kids and the adults loved Rocky and Pedro.

Luisa Pretolani
Draper Tenants Association

HIGH ST METHODIST CHURCH HARPENDEN


I just wanted to write and thank you all at Mike’s Donkeys - and particularly Rob - for helping to make our drama event such a success. We estimate that some 900 people came to see the donkeys and about half of them came on the promenade drama called 'The Journey'.

Thanks again for all your help - you could not have been more helpful or co-operative.

With all best wishes
David Crew
High Street Methodist Church, Harpenden

ORATORY PRIMARY SCHOOL BIRMINGHAM


Thank you SO much for the wonderful day we had with the donkeys and you. You and the animals were so patient and we are all still talking about the great time we enjoyed.

I am really looking forward to being able to invite you to visit us again.

Many, many thanks,
Cathy and Co.
Oratory Primary School

SEFTON PARK SCHOOL BRISTOL


Thank you very much again for last Saturday. Bella and Finn were brilliant and Amy was truly amazing!

We also made it into the local paper.

Thanks again
Debbie Hunt
Sefton Park School PTA

SYDNEY & BEN


Just to let you know that Sydney and Ben have settled in very well.

We are well pleased with them and they will have a home for life with us.

Regards
Monica and Ellis Round

LEICESTER


I just wanted to say a big thanks for coming to our Summer Fayre a couple of weeks ago.

Your animals really made the day for a lot of children.

Darrell Woods
Harvest City Church

COTSWOLD SHOW


Thank you for attending the Cotswold show again this year, your animals are always well received and it's a show favourite.

We would be delighted if you could return next year and offer the same again for our visitors.

Jacqui Squires
Cotswold Show

CLAYPONDS


I would like to say thank you to Jo for attending our event. She was great, really friendly and great with the children and parents.

The donkeys were so popular and to have them on our estate is something not seen every day!

Julie Brooker

STOCKPORT


I just wanted to say thank you for the donkeys at the weekend, but also for sending Harry.

He was absolutely brilliant! He was great to have around on the event and we'd love to see him again!

Thank you again.
Andrew Phillips
Chelwood Baptist Church

FUNFEST BATH & WEST SHOWGROUND


Please pass on our thanks to your team that travelled to the showground yesterday. The day was great fun and lots of families were blessed.

The donkeys again were one of the most popular things on the day, I hope they are recovering today.

Your team were great and very self sufficient. I wish you all the best in your business.

Many thanks,
Vicky
Funfest
Bath and West Showground

STANFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL LONDON


Just a quick thank you for the donkeys on Friday.

It was a great success and I would love donkeys again.

With regards

Jonny Overy
Stanford Primary School
London

SUMMER FAYRE CHOBHAM


I just wanted to thank your company for attending our summer fayre on Saturday.

The donkey rides were very popular and the children loved the fact they could ride them and pet them, it really made the fayre special.

I think we may well be hiring donkeys again for our next fayre so will be in touch again!

Emma Litwin

ON THE WATER FUN DAY SOUTHAMPTON


I've just got back from holiday, just wanted to say thank you our Fun Day went very well, mainly due to the Donkey rides, and Rob was brilliant. A very nice guy who was even calmer than the Donkeys lol.

When the weather picks up, if ? I will use you guys again, with requesting Rob and 3 Donkeys.

Kind Regards,
Glenn Miller
Managing Director
Hampshire Pat Testing

TESTBOURNE SCHOOL WHITCHURCH


Just wanted to say a very big thank you for your support with National Play Day on Wednesday.

This year had the most attendees that we have ever had and the events and activities were a great blend for young and old and you all made the day very special for the families that attended.

We received great feedback and it was all thanks to you for all your hard work and support. Many thanks.

Regards
Paul Bushell

IDLEWELLS SHOPPING CENTRE SUTTON IN ASHFIELD


The donkeys were great. We were really happy with them and Harry.

The kids loved it, and we certainly created a stir.

Thanks very much.

Sarah Monsoon
SHOUT!PR

BBC TV SHOOT CITIZEN KHAN


Just wanted to say thank you very much for supplying Dermot and Charlie on Wednesday.

Everybody on set loved them and couldn’t believe how well behaved they both were.

Thanks again for all your help.

Best wishes
Brian Beamish
BBC

MISTY


Just a quick note to let you know how Misty has settled since you dropped her off nearly 4 weeks ago. She has a lovely nature and let us pick her feet and groom her, from day one.

She is petted by all visitors to the farm and is very popular. She CAN STAY!!!!

Thank you for finding such a good natured companion for us.

Regards
Marie Keal

STAYCATION FAMILY FUN DAY ORPINGTON


Just wanted to thank you for yesterday. I would greatly appreciate if you could pass a BIG thank you on to Rob, he was brilliant and really lovely to work with and the donkeys were very well kept!

Look forward to hopefully working with you in the future. Thanks again.

Regards

Robyn
Lollipop Events

BEAUTY AND BABE


The Mule girls Beauty and Babe, have settled in really well with my pony. They are getting lots of attention and seem really happy.

Here is a photo so you can see for yourselves.

Penny Darragh

FAMILY FUN DAY LEICESTER


Thank you so much for bringing your lovely donkeys along to our Fun Day on Saturday 8th August. They were very popular among the young. We were also impressed with the young lady who accompanied them. Her interaction with the children and parents was impeccable.

We would like to provisionally book your donkeys for our event next year. Again, thank you.

Kind regards
Barbara Grant-Bennett
Chairperson
Beaumont Lodge Neighbourhood CIC

GLOUCESTER


I just wanted to thank you so much for your visit with Dermot & Charlie yesterday. The residents, children (and adults!) all had such a great time enjoying the donkeys.

I think lots of our visitors couldn't quite believe we had real live donkeys going upstairs into rooms! Some of those visited are still smiling about it!

We will be contacting you again soon to arrange another visit dedicated to the residents.

Many thanks again,

Catherine
Activities Coordinator
Millbrook Lodge Care Home

CHIPPENHAM


Just to say a big thank you to you and your team for coming to the event this weekend, the whole thing was so much bigger than we expected with 625 attending on Saturday and 788 on Sunday.

We hope you enjoyed it and I will no doubt be in touch when we start planning the next event.

Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved including the donkeys!

Lisa Church
M J Church Plant Ltd

MASIE


Here's a picture of Masie settling in and getting to know us!

My daughter is just thrilled with her.

Regards

Gill

NEWGATE


Hi Kelly, Mike, Rob & Donkeys,

A huge thank you for performing at this Years Newgate Street Village May Fayre. Rob was an absolute star, patience of a saint & the donkeys were adorable.

Once again thank you for all your help & support.

Kind Regards

Emma Wright

LINTON PROJECTS FUND RAISING DAY, KENT COUNTY SHOWGROUND


Mike's donkeys were a real hit on our fund raising day and had a steady stream of children queuing up all day for rides.

Many of these kids I know personally but I have never seen such smiles as when they were sitting up there just loving it!

Despite coming from quite a long distance the donkeys were gentle, well behaved and Rob, the handler worked for five hours almost non-stop.

Stuart Bowie

BRISTOL GRAMMAR SCHOOL


Many thanks for coming to our Fayre and making it such a memorable event - hope the donkeys enjoyed it too!!

Best Wishes

Katie Bubb
On behalf of Blue Coat PTA

FLORENCE


Just wanted to thank you for our lovely Florence and Honey. We are so pleased with them.

Florence was a little timid for the first week but she is a different donkey now. As soon as one of us is out in the field she is straight over for a fuss and she follows me round when I poo pick.

She and Honey have fitted in so well with our little gang.

Joanna Kelly

80th BIRTHDAY PARTY - GLOUCESTERSHIRE


Kelly, thank you so much again for today. Mum absolutely loved her surprise, she often does cry when she is very happy.

I don’t think anything else would have gone down so well. I hope you weren’t too bored.

Thank you from the whole family.

Lyn Tille

CECIL - PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION


Here is a picture of Cecil being led by my son on a very wet and windy Palm Sunday procession!

He behaved impeccably, as he has done ever since he got here – he is very well; we all adore him and he is definitely part of the family.

Thank you so much again

Martha Allfrey

BIRTHDAY SURPRISE - CORSHAM, WILTSHIRE


I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Kim for bringing Charlie and Dermot to us.

It really made my mum's day.

Seeing her cry (happy tears) was just wonderful.

Victoria Holmes