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Pampered Penguins Visit Winchester Care Home

Winchester care home, Brendoncare St Giles View enjoyed a visit from two very special guests this week, Widget and Pringle, two Humboldt penguins.

They went in the salon at St Giles View where they were given a bit of a pampering as well as taking the lift to visit residents, relatives, and colleagues.

It was the first time the penguins had visited St Giles View, but they did pop into Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill just before Christmas to spread some festive cheer.

Gillian Buxton, Wellbeing Coordinator at St Giles View, said afterwards: “We were all so looking forward to the visit from the penguins and they did not disappoint us.
“We were amazed at the way they hopped into the lift and took all their meeting and greeting all in their stride.

“Our residents and colleagues absolutely adored giving them a hug. Some of our residents who were with us at Park Road met Widget and Pringle two Christmases ago but enjoyed meeting them again.

“However, for some of the other residents, this is probably the first time in their lives they have met a penguin. It is a day none of us will forget for a long time. Thank you to Amazing Animals for bringing them on this visit.”