Alpacas visit Saint Catherine's Hospice for patient's 95th birthday

Chiquita and Jozinda from Wheelhouse Alpacas at Daphne's 95th birthday. Picture by Richard Ponter
Chiquita and Jozinda from Wheelhouse Alpacas at Daphne's 95th birthday. Picture by Richard Ponter

Two alpacas have been brought to Saint Catherine’s Hospice for the birthday of an elderly patient.

Daphne Clargo turned 95 on Friday, 31 August and the team at the hospice arranged the special visit as a surprise.

Daphne Colgo at her birthday party on Friday. Picture by Richard Ponter

Daphne Colgo at her birthday party on Friday. Picture by Richard Ponter

Natalie Wright, Marketing Assistant at the Hospice, said: “It was the birthday of one of our patients and she absolutely loves alpacas so her daughter asked us if we could have one for her birthday.

"It was quite a task but luckily we found an alpaca farm in Whitby who agreed to bring along Chiquita and Jozinda.

“Daphne was over the moon, she was so thrilled. It was a really nice experience.” Picture by Richard Ponter.