Newborn foal Lola is a real show girl

Doncaster College students and staff held a raffle to name a newborn baby donkey, with the �100 proceeds going to charity. Joy Lynch, an apprenticeship co-coordinator and lecturer at the College drew the winning name, Lola, out of a hat. She is pictured with the newly name Lola at Northern Racing College.
Doncaster College students and staff held a raffle to name a newborn baby donkey, with the �100 proceeds going to charity. Joy Lynch, an apprenticeship co-coordinator and lecturer at the College drew the winning name, Lola, out of a hat. She is pictured with the newly name Lola at Northern Racing College.
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DONCASTER College students and staff held a raffle to name this newly- arrived baby donkey, with the £100 proceeds going to charity.

The foal was born a couple of weeks ago in the stables run by Doncaster College at the Northern Racing College.

The college decided to hold a competition to raise funds for the students’ chosen charity. Joy Lynch, an apprenticeship co-coordinator and lecturer, 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.”

The charity, Bransby Home of Rest for Horses, was nominated by students from the horse care courses run at the NRC after a visit during induction week.