Derbyshire donkey centre opens its gates to visitors
ANIMAL lovers can get up close and personal with the friendly donkeys at Derbyshire Donkey Sanctuary's open day on Sunday.
The centre, which is part of the Donkey Sanctuary international animal welfare charity, is at Flagg, near Buxton, and throws open its doors for the free event.
Visitors can meet the staff and the rescued and unwanted donkeys.
Chris Pile, who runs the centre, says: "The donkeys really enjoy all the extra fuss and attention and it gives visitors an insight to our work. It's a lovely day for all.
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"This is always a great event to host and we are really looking forward to it again this year."
The centre provides permanent refuge to a small number of donkeys who are elderly or have long-term medical conditions.
The centre is open to the public six times per year and hosts regular training courses for donkey owners.
The Donkey Sanctuary Derbyshire Centre is on the A515 Ashbourne Road near the Bull i' th' Thorn Inn, six miles south of Buxton.
The open day runs from 10am to 4pm. For more information, visit www.the donkeysanctuary.org.uk/derbyshire or phone the centre on 01298 83866.