Nativity scene comes to life

Lenny, the donkey, was the star attraction when making a live appearance at the annual candlelit Christmas Carol Service at Scarborough's South Cliff Methodist Church on Sunday.'Between 40 and 50 youngsters, aged five and under, turned up dressed in nativity scene outfits includings Kings, angels, shepherds and various animals.'The children, from Jitterbugs Child Care Group and South Cliff's Blue Door Mothers and Toddlers group, were accompanied by parents and in some cases grandparents who helped to pack the church.'The 30-plus year old donkey was taken to church by horsebox courtesy of John and Rachel Phillips, proprietors of Little Rascals Donkey Rides who have donkeys working on Scarborough's South beach as well as Filey's Coble Landing.'Rachel said: "Most of our donkeys are enjoying their winter break so we borrowed Lenny from my sister Amanda Pickles. He's been on his best behaviour surrounded by all those kiddies and I'm proud of him."'Jitterbugs spokesperson Linda Wood said: "It was wonderful. We were
Lenny, the donkey, was the star attraction when making a live appearance at the annual candlelit Christmas Carol Service at Scarborough's South Cliff Methodist Church on Sunday.'Between 40 and 50 youngsters, aged five and under, turned up dressed in nativity scene outfits includings Kings, angels, shepherds and various animals.'The children, from Jitterbugs Child Care Group and South Cliff's Blue Door Mothers and Toddlers group, were accompanied by parents and in some cases grandparents who helped to pack the church.'The 30-plus year old donkey was taken to church by horsebox courtesy of John and Rachel Phillips, proprietors of Little Rascals Donkey Rides who have donkeys working on Scarborough's South beach as well as Filey's Coble Landing.'Rachel said: "Most of our donkeys are enjoying their winter break so we borrowed Lenny from my sister Amanda Pickles. He's been on his best behaviour surrounded by all those kiddies and I'm proud of him."'Jitterbugs spokesperson Linda Wood said: "It was wonderful. We were
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LENNY the donkey was the star attraction at South Cliff Methodist Church candlelit carol service alongside nativity inspired youngsters from Jitterbugs Childcare and Blue Door mums and tots group.

Rachel Phillips, proprietor of Little Rascals Donkey Rides, said: “Most of our donkeys are enjoying their winter break so we borrowed Lenny from my sister. He’s been on his best behaviour surrounded by all those kiddies and I’m proud of him.”

Lenny, the donkey, was the star attraction when making a live appearance at the annual candlelit Christmas Carol Service at Scarborough's South Cliff Methodist Church on Sunday.'Between 40 and 50 youngsters, aged five and under, turned up dressed in nativity scene outfits includings Kings, angels, shepherds and various animals.'The children, from Jitterbugs Child Care Group and South Cliff's Blue Door Mothers and Toddlers group, were accompanied by parents and in some cases grandparents who helped to pack the church.'The 30-plus year old donkey was taken to church by horsebox courtesy of John and Rachel Phillips, proprietors of Little Rascals Donkey Rides who have donkeys working on Scarborough's South beach as well as Filey's Coble Landing.'Rachel said: "Most of our donkeys are enjoying their winter break so we borrowed Lenny from my sister Amanda Pickles. He's been on his best behaviour surrounded by all those kiddies and I'm proud of him."'Jitterbugs spokesperson Linda Wood said: "It was wonderful. We were

Lenny, the donkey, was the star attraction when making a live appearance at the annual candlelit Christmas Carol Service at Scarborough's South Cliff Methodist Church on Sunday.'Between 40 and 50 youngsters, aged five and under, turned up dressed in nativity scene outfits includings Kings, angels, shepherds and various animals.'The children, from Jitterbugs Child Care Group and South Cliff's Blue Door Mothers and Toddlers group, were accompanied by parents and in some cases grandparents who helped to pack the church.'The 30-plus year old donkey was taken to church by horsebox courtesy of John and Rachel Phillips, proprietors of Little Rascals Donkey Rides who have donkeys working on Scarborough's South beach as well as Filey's Coble Landing.'Rachel said: "Most of our donkeys are enjoying their winter break so we borrowed Lenny from my sister Amanda Pickles. He's been on his best behaviour surrounded by all those kiddies and I'm proud of him."'Jitterbugs spokesperson Linda Wood said: "It was wonderful. We were

Jitterbugs spokesperson Linda Wood added: “It was wonderful. We were so pleased to be invited and it’s great to be involved in our local community.”