St Bernard joins in festive celebration

Leonard, a two- year-old St Bernard dog, visits the Croft Meadow grotto

Leonard, a two- year-old St Bernard dog, visits the Croft Meadow grotto

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A care home in Steyning has raised more than £800 with a Christmas fête.

Residents at Croft Meadow, in Tanyard Lane, made snow globes and tree decorations for the craft stall, and there were cakes and a raffle to add to the atmosphere.

Family and friends were invited to join in the festive celebrations, which were raising money to boost the residents’ social fund, with a donatin to St Barnabas House hospice in Worthing.

The home also had a special visitor to its grotto on the day Leonard, a two- year-old St Bernard dog. Leonard was rescued from Serbia, having been found chained up and living off corn, and now lives a life of luxury in Hove. Leonard regularly visits Croft Meadow and residents look forward to making a fuss of the Swiss dog.

Sharalee Thrumble, manager, said: “It was a wonderful afternoon and the staff worked tirelessly to ensure that everyone had a great time, especially Barbara and Anita, our activities co-ordinators.”

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