Donkey is big hit at home seaside day

Eagle House Care Home staff and residents enjoy a visit from a donkey

Eagle House Care Home staff and residents enjoy a visit from a donkey

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AN UNUSUAL guest helped to bring traditional seaside joy to old folk at two Sheffield care homes.

Residents at Anchor’s Eagle House, on Stalker Lees Road, off Ecclesall Road, and Prior Bank on Cherry Tree Road, Wales, greeted a donkey as part of their ‘day at the seaside’ activity.

The donkey was a big hit with elderly and staff alike. The event also included sandcastle-building - and a tasty fish and chip dinner.

Activities co-ordinator Sue Benson said: “Not only did we have the donkey visiting the home we also have a packed day of fun and activities.

“Our catering manager Sue Sides provided a fish and chip lunch followed by ice cream cones.

“Then in the afternoon there was fun in the garden with sandcastles, a coconut shy and giant skittles.”

The aim of the day was to help residents have fun while keeping fit and healthy.

Eagle House manager Joanne Thornhill added: “We hope the fun day enticed our customers to go out into the garden to promote their physical and mental wellbeing.”

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