Ponk the donkey visits Salcombe Regis church
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Salcombe Regis Parish Church welcomed a special four-legged visitor to its Palm Sunday service at the weekend.
Ponk the 14-year-old donkey made quite the impression as he led the congregation on a short processional walk to the church on Sunday.
The mule came from the Donkey Sanctuary with Maxine Carter and her daughter Immi to join the Reverend David Lewis and the congregation.
Mike Newman, church warden, said: “It’s the first time we have managed to get a donkey down from the Donkey Sanctuary.
“We do this every year depending on the weather and walk up from the car park singing Glory Lord and Honour and this year we had about 30 people.”
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The donkey lives in the sanctuary’s New Barn and has been at the charity since 2004.
A Donkey Sanctuary spokesman said: “He enjoys human contact and outings and can often be found close to the fence awaiting visitors.”
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