Stansted care home transformed into Lapland with the help of alpacas

PUBLISHED: 16:00 25 December 2018

L-R: residents Olive Carrick, Peggy Mitchell, Joan Smith and Hugh Loader at the Lapland event held at Mountfitchet House Care home. Picture: STEPHEN WALLER

L-R: residents Olive Carrick, Peggy Mitchell, Joan Smith and Hugh Loader at the Lapland event held at Mountfitchet House Care home. Picture: STEPHEN WALLER

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Alpacas popped into a Stansted care home when the building was transformed into Lapland.

Residents Peggy Mitchell (seated left) and Joan Smith, with staff members Michele Dunne, Julie Churchouse, Chef Pat Panayiotou and Pat Dawn, at the Lapland event held at Mountfitchet House Care home. Picture: STEPHEN WALLERResidents Peggy Mitchell (seated left) and Joan Smith, with staff members Michele Dunne, Julie Churchouse, Chef Pat Panayiotou and Pat Dawn, at the Lapland event held at Mountfitchet House Care home. Picture: STEPHEN WALLER

Staff and residents at Mountfitchet House enjoyed a week long roller coaster of festive occasions, starting with the home being turned into a winter wonderland and ending with a party where musician Brian Shaw performed and family attended.

A log cabin and ice sculpture were placed in the garden, where residents could enjoy hot chocolate and mulled wine.

Residents took part in festive quizzes, watched Christmas films and enjoyed a Northern Lights virtual reality experience.

Allison Squires, home manager at Mountfitchet House, said: “Our Christmas party was the perfect way to end a week of celebrations and I’d like to thank everyone who helped make the day so special. I’d also like to say a huge thank you to the Mountfitchet team for all their hard work.”

For information on Mountfitchet House call 01279 882 417 or email allison.squires@careuk.com.

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