Richard Hospice families enjoy unicorn visit
- Credit: 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.
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.
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“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.”
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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.