St. Margaret’s Hospice received a very special visitor last Thursday at their Taunton In-patient Unit when Lofty the miniature therapy horse popped in to say hello! Lofty took a tour around the hospice, bringing smiles to the faces of patients and staff (as well as taking a fancy to some of the flowers on the ward when he was feeling peckish!). His visit followed a previous appearance at St. Margaret’s Yeovil In-patient Unit in January.

Teresa Coombes, Head of In-patient Services at St. Margaret’s Hospice, said “It was great to welcome Lofty to the hospice on Thursday, and to our Yeovil hospice last month. It was very much appreciated by patients and relatives as well as staff. He has such a calming and relaxing nature which fits well with the overall ethos of the hospice and the care we provide. We look forward to welcoming Lofty to the hospice again in the future!”

St. Margaret’s Hospice cares for over 3,200 people every year both in the community and in their In-patient Units. The hospice is hugely grateful to Lofty and her owner, April, for brightening the day of both patients and staff alike, helping the hospice in their mission to ‘make each day count’.