At Minstead Trust, our “mini farm” has lots of different types of animals, including Goats and Donkeys, and our Alpaca at Furzey Gardens.

Looking after the animals is an area that many of our students really enjoy and get a lot from.  Our students learn skills in

  • how to keep the animals clean and well fed
  • knowing the importance of proper shelter for the animals
  • knowing which equipment is required to look after the animals 

It is well known that looking after animals is beneficial to our health and well being, and on top of this it helps grow our students' confidence.

How can you help our Animal Care service ?

students looking after the animals

  • Sponsor one of our furry friends such as Freddie the Alpaca, for just £10 for one year, or Alfie the Donkey for £20 for one year.
  • You will receive a certificate of your sponsorship, perhaps you might like to GIFT your sponsorship.  
  • Each of the animals has their own character - choose which animal you would like to sponsor here.

When making your online donation, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT as to which animal you have chosen to sponsor. If you require a sponsorship certificate, please complete the relevant contact information.

If your sponsorship is a gift, please email us at [email protected] heading your email Animal sponsorship.  Or you can print the pdf form and send it to Mary Birch, Animal Sponsorship Secretary, Minstead Trust, Minstead Lodge, Seamans Lane, SO43 7FT 


Thank you.