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Richard Hospice families enjoy unicorn visit

09:00 30 August 2014

Youngsters taking the unicorn around the Richard House gardens

Youngsters taking the unicorn around the Richard House gardens

Tom Morton

Unicorn magic was brought to Richard House on Thursday as a very special visitor took centre stage at the hospice’s animal day.

Abdullah Amerat with the unicornAbdullah Amerat with the unicorn

Two giant Leonberger dogs and a rabbit proved popular with the young residents and their families, but it was the unicorn that attracted most attention.

Youngsters even had the opportunity to take the animal for a walk around the hospice grounds.

One of those to enjoy the day was Abdullah Amerat, nine, who has a rare muscle condition known as Pompe disease.

His father Saam said: “The summer activity events are great because we can come along as a whole family and the kids can do activities together while we have a rest.

“It’s great to do some different to usual and it breaks the routine.

“Coming to events like this are also a great chance to meet up with other families, share our experiences and learn from each other.”

The magical visit from Essex-based Alamanda Therapy Animals was the culmination of a month of summer activities, which included a trip to Brighton, football and dance sessions and a special Summerfest festival.

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  • We had a great time! The kids loved the animals.

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    Saam Amerat

    Sunday, January 11, 2015

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