Pony guest at care home’s big garden party

PONY PLAY: Vicky Frost and Betty Gowan with minature Shetland pony Francesca. 261413LA

PONY PLAY: Vicky Frost and Betty Gowan with minature Shetland pony Francesca. 261413LA

First published in News Kidderminster Shuttle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A CARE home in Stourport invited members of the public to join its residents as it hosted a summer garden party.

Ravenhurst Residential Care Home opened its doors to local people to share a special day as part of National Care Home Open Day.

The home’s gardens were decorated with bunting and flags ready for the unveiling of a new look courtyard and a residents’ vintage shop. Entertainment was provided by a swing band and a visit from a miniature Shetland pony.

Betty Gowan, 88, a resident at the home, said: “The pony was beautiful – although she wouldn’t fit in my room.

“I had a lovely time and really enjoyed the live music.”

David Armstrong, home manager, said: “We wanted to do something a little different for National Care Home Open Day, so thought what better way to celebrate the summer than with a spectacular garden party.

“The atmosphere was wonderful and it was great to see so many new faces from the local community come along.

“The weather couldn’t have been better.”

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