Supermarket donation provides a treat for Sidmouth’s donkeys

PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 April 2020

Carrots were donated by Waitrose.   Picture: Simon Horn

Carrots were donated by Waitrose. Picture: Simon Horn

Simon Horn

It was crunch time for residents of The Donkey Sanctuary after the Sidmouth branch of Waitrose donated 150kg of carrots.

Donkeys enjoy carrots donated by Waitrose    Picture: Simon HornDonkeys enjoy carrots donated by Waitrose Picture: Simon Horn

The donkeys were able to enjoy foraging for the carrots as staff hid them in haylage.

Farm manager Maxine Carter said: “We are so thankful for the generous donation from our local Waitrose store, it is a lovely example of how they are supporting those throughout the community.

“The carrots provide a much-needed treat for our donkeys during this difficult time as well as extra enrichment opportunities.”

Alex Hill, partner and deputy branch manager at Sidmouth Waitrose said: “Waitrose in Sidmouth are delighted to be able to support a wide range of local organisations during this challenging period.

Donkeys eat carrots provided by Waitrose    Picture: Simon HornDonkeys eat carrots provided by Waitrose Picture: Simon Horn

“Having already donated as much food as was required for local groups, we were pleased to be able to continue our longstanding friendship with The Donkey Sanctuary team with this donation.”

The sanctuary is currently closed to visitors because of the coronavirus.


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