Tesco funds Seaton group’s outing to see the donkeys

PUBLISHED: 11:00 07 October 2016

John Barrington Rowell making friends with Sue.

John Barrington Rowell making friends with Sue.

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Members of Seaton and District Club for the Visually Impaired enjoyed the chance to get up close with some donkeys thanks to the generosity of Tesco customers.

Shoppers at Axminster’s store contributed towards the outing, raising £205.

The money allowed the 18 club members to be picked up from their homes and taken to Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary.

During a small tour from a guide, they were told all about the history of the sanctuary and learnt about the donkeys as well.

After meeting the donkeys, the group enjoyed a cream tea and a visit to the gift shop before returning home by taxi.

Rob Cope, Axminster Tesco’s community champion, said: “The club members wanted a nice day out and they voted for the sanctuary.

“They were looked after by the staff whilst there and had a really good time.

“This was all down to the generosity of the local community who shop with us.

“On behalf of the visually impaired club and Tesco Axminster, we would like to thank those customers for their support.”


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