Residents welcome a furry friend to celebrate Year of the Dog
Residents have been cheering Kung Hei Fat Choy – or Happy Chinese New Year this week at a Sanctuary Care home in Hatfield, as they welcomed in the Year of the Dog.
The team and residents at Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home in Tamblin Way celebrated Chinese New Year on Friday (16 February) adorning the home in brightly coloured decorations as they welcomed a furry friend.
After enjoying a range of Chinese cuisine; noodles, crackers and spring rolls to name a few, the residents were joined by a very special guide dog, named JB.
The residents and team listened to Ralph Frearson, Speaker Coordinator and Branch Organiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and JB’s owner Alan Ellerby, as they spoke about the work Guide Dogs for the Blind do, and the impact JB has had on Alan’s life.
Speaking of the visit, activities leader at the home Kim Knight said: “The residents adored the visit from JB the guide dog, he was so gentle – they loved giving him a fuss.
“It was also really great to hear about the good work Guide Dogs for the Blind do in our local community.”
Resident Maureen Plumb added: “It’s been a really informative afternoon and I’ve learnt a lot about these good dogs – I’m so happy Guide Dogs for the Blind exists to help people.”