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It’s not every day a lion and a giraffe come for tea

Some very interesting afternoon tea guests arrived at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham, on World Animal Day, Tuesday 4th October 2016.

Angela Muir, Home Manager, explained: “We invited all of our friends and family to our Safari inspired day, complete with entertainment provided by Mr Alan Mason. Everyone in the home embraced the theme.

“The resident’s really enjoyed themselves. Keith turned into Dr Doolitle and conversed with the animals. He told us that Polly the Parrot prefers chocolate biscuits to crackers. A bit of a coincidence if you ask me as Keith also prefers the chocolate biscuits.

“Margaret and Grace got quite a shock when a lion and a giraffe turned up with tea and cake.

“A swinging, roaring time was had by everyone! Although we were happy once the lion and giraffe left, as they definitely had their fill of afternoon tea.”

The quote of the day went to resident Moira, who went head to head with the lovely Hallgarth Lion. Moira said: “I’ve heard of Clarance the cross-eyed lion, but they can do wonders now a days, as now lions can wear spectacles to correct their eyesight!

We approached the King of the Jungle but alas the lion didn’t want to make a comment on their eyesight.

Are you looking for a care home in Durham? Hallgarth Care Home offers residential care, respite care and nursing care.

Date published: 15 September 2017

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