Hi, I am Sandra and I am the website coordinator and designer at HeeHaws.
For most of my working life, I worked as a Graphic Designer, but in the latter years, I worked for the NHS, in a psychiatric hospital, which was a very rewarding career change. I went form working on the dementia ward as an Assistant Practitioner, before, once again gravitating to creative activities and eventually ran the pottery studio in the hospital, my favourite job ever!
My husband and I took early retirement to relocate to France in 2019. I must say it was the best thing we have ever done and wish we had made the move years ago! However, learning the language, well, it’s a ‘work in progress’.
I absolutely love animals and moving here has not only benefitted us, it has enhanced the quality of life for our dogs, who have 2.5 acres to run about in. We have since added a bunny and 2 cats to the household, poor dogs were not too amused at first, but they now muddle along together and are often found in the same bed! Ours. Bunny does not get left out, she is friendly with the dogs and cats and is often greeted with a thorough face licking!
The first I heard of HeeHaws was on a Facebook post, I clicked on the link and found they were asking for anyone with creative skills to assist in fundraising. I sent an email, which was answered enthusiastically, with an invite to visit. After meeting all the donkeys, I knew I wanted to become involved with these beautiful animals.
As well as working on the fundraising projects, I also enjoy volunteering 2 days a week, picking up poo, feeding and, the best bit of all, brushing the donkeys, which they love, as well as a few cheeky cuddles.
HeeHaws still need funds to pay for hay, food, vet’s bills, farriers and also to rescue other neglected or abused donkeys. So please donate whatever you can, even the smallest amount makes a difference.