Yee Ha! Critters Day
Yee Ha!, the celebration of the Wild West in Bowthorpe Care Village brought residents and neighbours together for the visit of Oreo and Friends www.oreoandfriends.co.uk (suppliers of educational animal encounters). Oreo couldn't attend but Odin the Norse Raccoon did!
Residents and members of the community held, stroked and cuddled the critters – which ranged from a large Raccoon, a Python and a tarantula to a Meerkat and an adventurous Armadillo who roamed free for most of the afternoon.
A resident said “This has really lightened my mood, I didn't want to join in but am so glad I did, I am not upset now”.
Staff commented that so many people attended and took part, overcoming fears – Kathy didn't want to touch the Python, and ended up wearing it over her shoulder!
So thank you to National Lottery players and the National Lottery Community Fund for supporting this fun and engaging project.