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Just a quick word of thanks to Rob who came to our Advent window opening on Sunday with Pedro and Basil. This has become an annual event in the village with 24 window ‘openings’ taking place leading up to Xmas Day.
Our theme this year was ‘Donkeys’ and as a surprise we booked a real one. It was a huge success, Rob arrived with 2 very calm and contented donkeys who proceeded to steal the show.
The turnout from around the village was tremendous and everybody thoroughly enjoyed the event.
Many thanks again
LONDON WETLAND CENTRE
I just wanted to say thanks to your team who came down here this weekend for our Christmas event. It was hugely popular as ever and they coped brilliantly – really good natured and helpful.
And of course the donkeys were as gorgeous as ever. We hope they had a good time too.
We'll be planning next year in early 2017 but I think that provisionally we'd think about having the donkeys back again next year.
Many thanks to them all, and we wish you all a merry Christmas.
Marketing & Communications Manager
WWT London Wetland Centre
I just wanted to send a little message of sincere thanks for today.
I never thought I was a donkey lover . . . until today!!! They were such super donkeys and lovely ladies too.
It made today a very special day for the children.
Many many thanks
Penclawdd Primary School
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for today x
Kelly and her donkeys were amazing and the kids had a great time xx
Kenmore Park Junior School
Would like to thank you for joining us at our Christmas Magic today. You were absolutely fab.
The donkeys were great, clearly well looked after and an absolute joy to have. A huge hit with the children and of course lots of 'ooos' and 'ahhs' from the adults.
We would definitely be booking you again for next year and will confirm date within next few days.
Again, thank you.
Trinity Childcare and Family Centre
CAM CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON
All of us at Stonehealth just want to email you to say a big thank you and to say that your donkeys were a real success at the Cam Christmas Lights Switch On last Saturday 26th.
We were really impressed and thrilled with the way in which your donkeys were cared for and the lady who walked, what seemed like miles, and still remained calm, patient and smiling. Everything was thought of and the children’s happy faces were a real treat to see. We feel that many of the children had either never seen a donkey or been that close to one. Guess poor old Father Christmas will be inundated with requests for a donkey of their own.
Please thank all the people who were involved in the organisation of the Stonehealth part of the event for us. We are still waiting to hear how much was collected for the Muscular Dystrophy Charity. Once again a massive thank you.
Eileen Crowe, Stonehealth Ltd, Dursley.
MANCHESTER BIRTHDAY PARTY
I booked donkeys for my daughter's party yesterday. We had Joseph, Bella and Finn
I just wanted to thank the two ladies that came. They were great with the kids and the donkeys were brilliant.
So friendly, we are over the moon with our booking. It couldn't have gone any better.
Thank you all very much!
WEDDING AT MYTHE BARN, SHEEPY MAGNA, ATHERSTONE
Our wedding day was fantastic, but was made spectacular with the arrival of Danny and Dermot and of course Kelly.
Their entrance was timed to perfection and Kerry was certainly surprised. I think once she saw them she didn't want to carry on with the rest of the ceremony. But we got to come out and say "hello" afterwards. Our only regret is that we didn't get to spend more time with them. It was such a busy day!
Danny and Dermot are so lovely and friendly, although they both tried to eat our bouquet's lol. We can't thank you enough for giving us such wonderful memories of our wedding day.
Best wishes, Kate & Kerry
Thank you so much for delivering Billy, he is an absolute dream and everything you said.
He has settled in so well and made good friends with the horse.
It was a pleasure dealing with you, you obviously care greatly about your donkeys. I certainly would recommend you to anyone wanting a donkey.
WILSON PRIMARY SCHOOL READING
Just wanted to say thank you so much for a fantastic afternoon. The children (and staff!) absolutely loved it.
Rob was brilliant with the children and the donkeys were totally chilled out and adored by everyone.
Our secretary may be in contact soon as I think she might be interested in booking you for our summer fair next year!
Wilson Primary School, Reading
ST SAVIOURS CE PRIMARY SCHOOL MANCHESTER
I just wanted send an email of thanks. The donkeys were brilliant on Finley fun day and made the day extra special. Thank you so much for your time and talents and thank the donkeys too.
Finley had a fantastic time. It was lovely to learn about the donkeys.
Thanks again I will pass your details on to other schools.
St Saviours CE Primary School
HATHEROP CASTLE SCHOOL CIRENCESTER
Please can you pass on to Mike our thanks for Saturday.
We had a very good open morning and the children and parents enjoyed coming down to see you and riding the donkeys who were all immaculately behaved.
If we have any call for donkeys again we will definitely use you.
Hatherop Castle School
Just a quick email to say thank you for coming along on Saturday.
Having the donkeys at the Carnival was a great attraction this year which fits in with our seaside theme perfectly.
I hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.
Community Services Officer
Flitwick Town Council
CLAYPONDS COMMUNITY CENTRE FUNDAY
Thank you for yesterday and sending Jo, she worked with us last year and we really work well together.
The donkeys were really well behaved and the children and adults loved seeing them.
Chair of Clayponds Estate Residents Associations
NEW WINE TRUST FUN DAYS BATH & WEST SHOWGROUND
Please pass on my thanks to Kelly and the team for coming to our fun days in July and August!
They were great and again very busy.
I hope they enjoyed their experience
New Wine Trust
BARNSOLE PRIMARY SCHOOL AUTUMN FAIR
I just wanted to thank you and your colleagues for attending the fair. The donkeys and the person that brought them along were a huge success and everyone loved them.
The donkeys were adorable and their presence really helped to make this Fair very special!
We also raised a lot of money for the school.
Friends of Barnsole Fundraising Committee
I just wanted to extend my thanks for attending our event on Sunday.
The staff were lovely and did a great job (as did the donkeys!).
You really helped to make the afternoon a great success.
Harvest City Church
Thanks for bringing the lovely donkeys to our event - it was a great success and Kelly was great.
Community & Regeneration
Wealden District Council
Thank you for coming along to the Bragbury Event.
Your donkeys made a great contribution to the success of the day.
We hope to do the same again next year.
Just to say a huge thanks to Rob for Friday's donkey rides.
It was a huge hit and no doubt we will definitely be coming back to you for future bookings!
Please do direct our thanks to him personally.
Town Centres Coordinator
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
A HUGE thank you to everyone (both human and animal) who came to Aylesbury on Sea yesterday - having you at the event, makes everyone's day!
I am pleased that we increased from 2 to 4 donkeys, as they were not worked as hard and were able to rest, as well as keeping the queue time down to 30mins rather than an hour. I am pleased we also moved your starting location slightly, I think that this made it better for everyone concerned.
Please pass on my sincere thanks to everyone involved and I look forward to working with you again next year - please do mark us in for Sunday 2 July 2017!!
Many thanks and very best wishes
Events and Communications Officer
Aylesbury Town Council
FACEBOOK SUMMER FIESTA KEMSING
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday.
Have had some amazing feedback from the client and it could not have worked any better. Really has set the bar high.
I couldn't have done it without the help and support from you all! Hope you all enjoyed it and hope we can work together soon.
I just wanted to email to say a great big thank you for all your help in organising the donkeys for the Fete on Saturday. I didn't get the name of the handler, but he was great - as were the donkeys themselves - so please pass our thanks on to him.
The donkeys have become such a part of our events now that it really wouldn't be the same without them there.
I'll be in touch again soon about what's next in the diary!
Head of Community Services
Just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you for yesterday's event everything ran smoothly and the bad weather held off.
ATM Corporate Events
ROWANS SCHOOL FAIR WIMBLEDON
Just wanted to say a huge thanks for this - the donkeys were the absolute star attraction for our summer fair as the kids loved them so much.
Also the team looking after the donkeys were great - they were super helpful and turned up nice and early to set up.
Thanks again and best regards
WESTFIELD FUN DAY
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your gorgeous donkeys, for coming to the Fun Day, and helping to make it such a success.
You were very popular, so please can I book you for next year?
Once again, many thanks.
Thank you so much for the amazing Donkey Workshops for our Holiday Playscheme!
I just wondered if it would be possible to schedule another for the summer holidays at all?
Just wanted to send a few words of thanks on behalf of the committee to you for your outstanding contribution to what will surely be our best GX Fun Run to date. There was such a buzz on the common and it was wonderful to see the community out in the sunshine connecting and having fun whilst raising money for our charities.
Bringing four donkeys along was massively appreciated. The crowds loved them. We simply couldn't have done it without you. Thank you again for your 'can do' approach and we sung your praises at every opportunity. Aussie Mike loved being your helper too!
Thanks again Mike and maybe see you again in two years' time to do it all again.
FAMILY FUN DAY, SWINDON
Just wanted to say a big thank you to Rob and your donkeys for helping to make our Family Fun Day on Saturday such a great success! Rob was lovely with both the donkeys and the children.
We raised £360 for Prospect Hospice, who are delighted.
We would love you back next year so I will be in touch just as soon as we have the date confirmed to book you in early.
Thank you again.
With kind regards
Marketing and Events Coordinator
Three Trees Farm Shop & Cafe
EASTER FAYRE, LONDON
Please find attached some of our donkey pictures from the weekend!
It was a pleasure as ever.
Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth
WALK OF WITNESS, EXETER
I didn't manage to catch up with Rob yesterday before he left so I just wanted to add to my thanks and say I am very grateful for all he and Rocky did to help us with our event.
I hope they both had a good journey home and please pass on our very best wishes. Thanks again for all your help.
Christians Together Across Exeter
I cannot thank you enough for today. Kim was such a pleasure to meet.
Charlie was at my church and was an absolute joy.
I thought you would like to see the article in today's Bournemouth newspaper.
The Reverend Christopher Colledge BCAc
St Luke’s Church
We had a wonderful palm Sunday procession with Bambam and Josh, many thanks to Liz for being so great and helpful.
We would like to book them again for next Palm Sunday and we would also like to book for December for a live crib experience.
With every good wish,
St Andrew's Church
LEAVING DAY AT NORTHAMPTON SCHOOL
May I take this opportunity to send a huge thank you to everyone at Mike's Donkeys who helped to give my colleague a very special leaving day, and gave our students an absolute treat. Special thanks to Charlie and Dermot for behaving so well and for making everyone feel happy and special. Thanks to for Kelly for her warmth and kindness with the students.
My colleague Liz was not aware of the surprise that we had prepared (she had heard rumours but they were nowhere near the truth) and nor were the students aware of the treat in store - so what great excitement when the donkeys arrived in school!
I was amazed at how many students had not met donkeys before but how willing they were to approach and fuss them. Those who did not want to touch went for standing near with lots of 'ahh' noises. They were complete stars throughout the day (I think that they were stroked by over 1000 students and staff). One of our children with considerable special needs I think summed it up for all of us: "Best day of my life . . . ever!"
My thanks once again
Northampton School for Girls