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Visiting after Covid

Only recently, PAT Volunteer Jennifer Rush was able to resume her visits to Ashton Manor Nursing Home in Farnham, Surrey. After a two-year break from visiting due to Covid restrictions, she was invited back with her PAT Dog Isla. 

“I was so overwhelmed this week when I was invited to visit Ashton Manor Nursing Home after a two-year break due to Covid,” smiles Jennifer. “I did the required Covid test and was required to wear a mask for the nursing home. The residents were so pleased to see Isla, such a surprise to lighten their day.

“When I entered the room of the lady in the photo, the greeting we got from her and her daughter was amazing and it brought home to me how much these visits mean. It makes it all so worthwhile. 

The lady had a Golden Retriever, Indie, in the past and showed me a photo album that they had just been viewing and seeing Isla brought back more lovely memories. I had not noticed that she had a photo of Indie on the wall next to the Queen until I uploaded my photo!

“This visit is one to cherish, and it still brings tears to my eyes.”



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