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 Nursing Home

Home Manager

Joan Auton

Address

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

Contact
0808 223 5533
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