Little Donkey visits Sanford House

The seasonal song Little Donkey meant a little more at Sanford House in East Dereham this week, as the residents were visited by Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing.

Based in Norfolk, this organisation takes their mood-boosting donkeys anywhere they can help people with their wellbeing. Research has shown that interaction with animals can lower blood pressure, reduce stress and lift the mood.

The gentle, friendly creatures first met the residents in the lounge, before going from room to room to meet the less mobile residents. They all enjoyed stroking their fur and talking with the donkeys. It was a definite talking point for the rest of the day!

Little donkey, little donkey
On a dusty road
Got to keep on plodding onwards
With the precious load.
Been a long time little donkey
Thro’ the winter’s night.
Don’t give up now little donkey
Bethlehem’s in sight.

Ring out those bells tonight
Bethlehem, Bethlehem.
Follow the star tonight
Bethlehem, Bethlehem.

Little donkey, little donkey
Had a heavy day
Little donkey carry Mary
Safely on her way.

 

Sanford House provides specialist residential and dementia care in a purpose built environment for up to 40 elderly people.

If you would like to find out more about life at Sanford House and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5533 or sanford@CaringHomes.org.

Sanford House

Home Manager

Joan Auton

Address

Danes Fort Drive,
Swanton Road,
East Dereham,
Norfolk,
NR19 2SD

Contact
0808 223 5533
View care home

Got a story to tell?

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Related news & events at Sanford House

News

We’re Celebrating National Care Home Open Day

We are proud to be supporting National Care Home Open Day on 21st April 2018. This national day, now in its 6th year is a…

Read more
News

Short Stay Respite Care

Short breaks or respite care provides carers with an opportunity to take a holiday or simply spend some time looking after their own needs, providing…

Read more
News

Introducing our new Leadership Team

Caring Homes Group are delighted to announce the appointment of Tracey Fletcher-Ray as our new Managing Director. Tracey joins us from Berendsen PLC, where she…

Read more