Shaftesbury Donkey Sanctuary Surprises Special Fan On Birthday

It is free to visit the Donkeys’ and Shetlands’ Last Home animal sanctuary near Shaftesbury.

In our report, volunteers reflect on the success of their first three months of public opening.

Helen with her friends and family.

Jane Bowes (left) and Michelle Coffin

Yesterday, there was a special guest. Helen Phillips loves animals, but her visit required special coordination as her mobility is severely limited due to advanced multiple sclerosis. Alfred speaks with her mum, Val, as Helen chose a donkey to sponsor as a present for her 52nd birthday.