Eighteen months ago Mawnan WI adopted a foal called Thomas who had just been born at the Flicka Foundation. The sanctuary had been set up by Mary Berryman, who in the past had been the group's treasurer.

Eight members revisited the donkeys to present a cheque for £250 which had been raised at the harvest supper held a few weeks ago. This is just a small drop in the ocean as it costs £90,000 a year to feed and look after the animals in their care. The ladies enjoyed their afternoon and have resolved to return soon to try the delicious looking cakes in the cafe.