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Tree-mendous festive donation to Sidmouth charity

12:47 18 December 2012

Therapy donkey Billy with groom Mandy in front of the Christmas tree donated by Sidmouth Garden Centre. Photo copyright of The Donkey Sanctuary.jpg

Therapy donkey Billy with groom Mandy in front of the Christmas tree donated by Sidmouth Garden Centre. Photo copyright of The Donkey Sanctuary.jpg

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CHRISTMAS has been given extra sparkle for hundreds of children who use a Sidmouth-based charity thanks to a kind donation from a business.

Sidmouth Garden Centre handed over a 10ft tree to The Donkey Sanctuary’s Assisted Therapy Centre.

It will be enjoyed by scores of youngsters with additional needs who are due to visit with their schools, families and community groups in the festive season.

In addition to regular donkey riding therapy sessions that benefit more than 150 local children with additional needs each week, the centre is hosting Christmas parties and will be taking Mary the donkey to visit residents of nursing homes, hospices and care homes as part of their yuletide celebrations.

Lauriel Woodley, centre manager, said: “We’re thrilled with our tree and would like to say a big thank you to Sidmouth Garden Centre for their kind gesture.”

To find out more about festive events at the centre, call 01395 573009.

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