06:30 29 May 2022

A team of carers have raised over £700 for a charity whose animals have brought smiles to residents’ faces.

The team at The Maltings care home in Fakenham have successfully raised £732 for miniature welfare donkeys.

They took on the Norwich Inflatable 5K to raise money for their chosen cause on May 7.

Miniature donkeys for welfare, visited The Maltings nursing home in Fakenham. Pictured are Lisa Whitehead, from Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing, Ousman Dibba, Senior Care Assistant, Natasha Southerland, Magic Moment Coordinator, Sandra Merritt, from Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing and Theresa Noble, Kitchen Assistant, with Bo Peep and her daughter Millie.
– Credit: Kate Wolstenholme

In addition to running, the challenge saw the team tackle an obstacle course twice. He saw them crawling, jumping, sliding and bouncing to the finish, at which point they had to face a final obstacle called “the boss”.

The mini donkeys have visited the Norwich Road house twice in the past six months thanks to Natasha Southerland, Magic Moments Coordinator.

“We’ve raised a fantastic amount for the donkeys, beating our original goal of £500,” she said.

“It was overwhelming because it was the first team event for a good cause we’ve done since the pandemic.”

Staff at The Maltings thanked everyone who donated.