Our Happy Customers - 2017

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.


A Special Thank you To Mike's Donkeys from all staff and patients at Ystradgynlais Community Hospital.

The Christmas fete was a great success and the donkeys were especially loved by all xxxx

We are planning this year's fete and will be in touch to arrange the date.

Many Thanks
Angela Campisi
Ystradgynlais Community Hospital


I just wanted to say a big thank you to Laura for attending our event on the weekend. Although it was rainy and miserable and we had hardly anyone there, the donkeys made my day!

Thanks for bearing with us when we had to reschedule too.

It would be great to work with you again in the future – on a drier day!

Merry Christmas!
Ty Hosbis


On behalf of all of us here at Daventry Town council we would like to say a massive Thank You for your participation in our spirit of Christmas Event.

It was a great success & we loved having the Donkey rides.

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

Kind Regards
Daventry Town Council


I just wanted to say an absolutely massive thank you for making our day so special today.

We will definitely be in touch for future bookings!

Thank you once again and Merry Christmas to you and all your wonderful donkeys

Kind regards
Caterpillars Day Nursery


Just wanted to say how much we all enjoyed having Joseph, Finn and Kelly here yesterday.

All the children and adults loved the donkeys so thank you for letting them take part in our day.

Have a lovely Christmas and New Year.

Kind regards
South Court Children's Centre


I would like to say a massive thanks to you for making it a great experience for our owners.

They thoroughly enjoyed the donkey riding experience and have had nothing but great comments.

Hope we can work again in 2018 on our winter wonderland event.

Matt Wyatt


We wanted to say a big thank you for Saturday.

It’s the best launch we have had, the donkeys were great and helped make the parade.

Kind regards.
Julie Trowe
Festival Park Management Office
Ebbw Vale


I just want to thank you and your team for bringing Rolo and Buttercup to our home yesterday. The residents had a fantastic time and loves seeing the animals.

We have had excellent feedback from residents and staff and would love to see you here again!

Hope to be booking you in the near future!

Many thanks from all at Cartref!
Sophie Smith
Lifestyle Lead Coordinator
Cartref Annwyl Fan


I just wanted to thank you so much for coming to our event with your wonderful donkeys.

All the children loved them and they added a huge amount to our Christmas celebrations.

I also wanted to say how professional and flexible your attitude was and I would be happy to recommend you.

With best wishes for 2018
Helen Bright
Royal Wells Park Residents Group


Just to say thankyou so much for a lovely morning with the donkeys at our Messy Nativity event today at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Milford Haven.

Special thanks to Sarah and Katie who were so good with the children, and to Andrew for bringing them.

God bless
Helen Bookless


Martin and his donkey were brilliant. Thank you so much for sending them.

Martin was helpful, cheerful and outstanding and the donkey was a massive hit. We are very satisfied customers!

Thanks again for serving our event and delighting the children of the Garth estate.
Mike Sutton-Smith
LifePoint Church


Just to let you know that your donkeys were so well received last Saturday - just as they were last year, the children just fell in love (as did the grown-ups).

There's always one little one that wails when placed on one for the first time but seeing them return from the walk with smiling faces is always a pleasure.

I'm wondering how many children have now written to Santa to ask for a donkey for Christmas.

Please thank everyone involved at your end as it all went like clockwork.

Kind Regards,
Eileen Crowe
Stonehealth Limited


I just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for sending Danny and Charlie over to Blaby on Friday. They are really beautiful and so obviously well cared for.

Please send my personal thanks to Kelly, and I hope that they all had a safe journey home.

I really appreciate the excellent service that we have received from you, for both the summer event and the Christmas event, and I hope to work with you again in the future.

Thanks once again,

Kindest regards,
Beverly Letts
Blaby Parish Council


Just a quick email to day THANK YOU very much for the lovely donkeys on Saturday!

Kim was lovely & so friendly and the donkeys were very cute & loved by all.

Thank you once again.

Kind Regards
Erin C Weaver
Events & Wedding Officer
Calne Town Council


The donkeys were an absolute hit and gorgeous!

Thank you!

Your handler was really super and so lovely with the children - please thank her from us.

Louisa Shand
The Study Prep


Hopefully you’ve had a chance to warm up from the festivities yesterday.

I wanted to send you a HUGE thank you for your part in the Cheltenham Christmas Street Party.

I hope you had a great time.

Many thanks again
Jo Heatley


Just wanted to send a MASSIVE thank you to you all for all your hard work & patience on making the Nissan Family Fun Day which took place on Sunday 24th September a huge success.

We couldn’t have done this without you.

Ken Wallace
Event Manager


Photo: Luke Blazejewski

Just a note to say thank you so much for turning up and giving so much fun to the kids in Lower Broughton last Saturday.

As you know, the weather was horrendous and having the donkeys for the kids that did brave it made it very special.

Once again, thanks very much.
Sam Smith
Project Worker
The Broughton Trust


Just a quick email to say that your guys were great yesterday, a pleasure to work with, will definitely be booking you guys again sometime in the future.
Thank you again for all your help.
Many thanks,
The Purple Badger


I just wanted to say thanks for coming this past Sunday. The donkeys are always a highlight and Jo was really great.
I'm sure I'll be in touch in the new year about next summer!
Darrell Woods
Harvest City Church


Phil and I just wanted to drop you a message to say a huge thank you for bringing Dermot and Danny to our wedding on Thursday.

They were just such a hit and really made the day even more special!

We have had so many people send us messages about how much their kids (and them!) enjoyed the donkey rides so thank you so much for all of your efforts (and Danny's and Dermot's too!).

Mr and Mrs Cox (Phil and Alice)


I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help in organising the donkeys to attend our event last week.
Liz was fab, and the donkeys were so popular, please pass on our thanks to her as well.
Libby Barnes
Bosch Lawn & Garden


Thank you for a very enjoyable time with the donkeys at Ferndale Residential Home, Flitwick, earlier this week.

Campbell Barty
on behalf of Ferndale Residential Home


We just wanted to say a big thank you to Kelly and your Donkeys Charlie and Dermot for their lovely visit in August. Our children loved meeting them, stroking, grooming, riding and leading them!

Every single child got on and had a ride (or 2 or 3!) including some with a fear of animals and a little girl who loved it! - we thought she wouldn't even get the riding hat on her head!

Kelly was great with the kids and gave them all lots of time to get used to the donkeys and have a ride.

Attached is a photo of a picture the children made of the Donkeys :)

Best wishes
Conductive Education Bristol


A belated thank you to you, your team and, of course, the donkeys for coming along to Loders Fete the other week.

They did a splendid job and made a lot of children (and me) very happy. They also made £119 on the day, which is great.

I’m already thinking of next year (how sad is that?) and would be delighted to have you back. We’ll have our first planning meeting in a few weeks and I hope to be in touch again after that.

In the meantime here is a photo from the day. Thank you again
Emily Bourne
Loders Fete Coordinator


Thank you so much for providing the donkeys for the Sturminster Marshall Fete.
They were a huge success and everybody enjoyed them.
We made £82 profit for church funds and I am sure that having the donkeys there brought in more people that also spent money on other stalls.
Thank you once again.
Liz Jones
on behalf of St Mary's Church
Sturminster Marshall


Just had to tell you what a fantastic day we had yesterday. Jo was great, spending time talking with the residents and making them feel really special.
The donkeys were amazing, so well behaved (more than some of the residents) . . . though my career flashed before my eyes when they were a teensy bit hesitant to go down in the lift - quite happy to come up of course!
It was an amazing experience and I shall be telling everyone about you guys In fact I was wondering if you had any slots available near Christmas as we would love another visit and Christmas seems like a really good excuse.
Warm Regards
Bella Crawley
Meresworth Dementia Specialist Care Home


Just a quick line to thank you and your wonderful team for Saturday’s event, they were fantastic, just a shame that the weather was so bad.

Look forward to working with you again in the near future.

Denise Gould
Promotions and Marketing Assistant
Gravesham Borough Council


Please could you pass on my sincere thanks to the handlers and donkeys for their great work yesterday - they were amazing!! - again !!!

I wish I could send a big bag of carrots via email :)

Many, many thanks and best wishes
Ruth Mayhew
Events and Communications Officer
Aylesbury Town Council


I just wanted to email and say a massive THANK YOU for your attendance at our Summer event.
The kids absolutely loved them and the donkey rides seemed very popular too.
I hope that you had a good day, and we look forward to seeing the donkeys at Christmas.
Kindest Regards,
Beverly Letts
Blaby Parish Council


Thank you for bringing your beautiful donkeys along to the Carnival last Saturday.
Many people commented on how well groomed and contented they were. Their well being is obviously very high on your priority list.
It was a pleasure to meet you and your four legged friends and hopefully we will get to meet you all again.
Maggie Mathews-Higgins
Duffield Carnival


Hi, just wanted to say thank you for coming to the party yesterday.

I love your donkeys as did everyone else.

Please thank Kelly also, I didn't get to say goodbye as it was so manic.

Thanks again


Just a quick one to say a huge thank you for providing a donkey on Sunday. By all accounts the experiment was a success!

Your kind and helpful assistance throughout is greatly appreciated. I'm sure this will be the beginning of a tradition, and you will always be our first contact in future.

Forgive me for forgetting the man's name who came with Pedro, but he too was absolutely brilliant. Please pass on our thanks!

Have a great week and happy Easter!
Rev. Dave Simms
South Chingford Congregational Church


Dear Kelly, Carley and the team,

Thank you so much for your help with Palm Sunday! Dermot was a total star leading the procession, coming into church and then giving rides to children!

We had a great time and drew lots of interest from people all around. Carley was just amazing but Dermot totally stole the show.

Same again next year please!
Rev'd Tiffany-Alice Ewins
St Michael's Battersea


Just wanted to say thanks for such a fab weekend, Finn and Joseph were wonderful and Kelly was a star too.

Have I already given you the dates for our summer fayre? 24th and 25th June – could we book in for then?

Many thanks!
Francesca Douglas
St John's Hospice


I just wanted to thank you so much for coming along with your two lovely donkeys at the weekend.

The children I saw whilst I was there really enjoyed the donkeys and it bought a lot of smiles to their little faces.

Thank you so much Mike and hopefully we will see you again in time to come.

Kind regards
Cathy Winter
On behalf of Frensham Garden Centre


Thanks so much for yesterday we all had so much fun my heart was warmed by the residents. faces.

Best wishes
Emma Powers
Coombe End Court