Lola Leaps for Joy
Doncaster College students and staff have held a raffle
to name a newborn baby donkey, with the £100 proceeds going to
The foal, now named Lola, was born a couple of weeks ago in the
stables run by Doncaster College at the Northern Racing School and
it was decided to hold a competition to raise funds for the
students’ chosen charity.
Joy Lynch, an apprenticeship co-coordinator and lecturer at the
College drew the winning name, Lola, out of a hat.
Joy, who has been at the College for 12 years said, “I looked at
her photo, and she was posing perfectly, then I thought of the
Barry Manilow song ‘Her name was Lola’, she was a show girl.’ And I
thought it was perfect.
When I went to see her I thought she was adorable and so cute.
She wanted to be the centre of attention, was full of fun, and
loved to show off in the field.”
Lola is a fit and healthy young lady and loves to skip around
the fields. Her mum is called Sandy and lives at the NRC and her
dad lives at Chatsworth House.
The charity, Bransby Home of Rest for Horses, was nominated by
students from the Animal Care and Horse Care courses run from the
NRC as a result of a visit to the home during induction week.
The Bransby Home of Rest for Horses, rescue and rehabilitate
equine cruelty and neglect cases.