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 the confidence of people we support.

How can you help our animal care service ?

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.

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