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Llamas turn on the charm at Kenwyn summer fete

24th July 2007

Residents at Kenwyn care home in Truro have just enjoyed their annual summer fete.

Miraculously, the weather was kind with no rain clouds in sight.

The fete, which was opened by BBC Radio Cornwall's Nina Davey, provided musical entertainment along with stalls and games.

There was even a visit by two llamas from a neighbouring farm.

All residents, visitors and staff were included, with the llamas making personal visits to those unable to leave the home.

The animals proved especially popular on the dementia care unit.

Mandy Trotter, the general manager of the home, said it had been an "absolutely fabulous" event.

"We were expecting it to rain because it was pouring all day on Sunday but it didn't, which was a real bonus," she said.

"The llamas were a huge success. They even went into the bedrooms and the residents were able to stroke them.

"All in all, it was a lovely day."

In total, the fete raised £900 for the residents' fund.