Sun. Jul 3rd, 2022

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Sanctuary visit for the Well-Being Café

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Members of the Ventnor Well-Being Café had a day out to visit the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary.

The Well-Being Café is a self-help group based at the Green Room in Salisbury Gardens, and is funded by Ventnor Town Council.

It helps members regain their confidence and self-esteem again, helping to make friends whilst trying and enjoying new and varied activities.

This visit was arranged by the Well-Being Café’s co-ordinator, Terri Exposite, and started with a ride on an open-top bus.

The group was accompanied by the town’s Deputy Mayor, Steph Toogood, and Councillor John Watkins and the trip was so successful, the cafe has adopted Pinky the donkey!

The café members expressed their special thanks to bus driver, John Killick, who gave up his time to help the group, and the owner of the bus itself.