March 26, 2019 9.25 am This story is over 37 months old

Lincoln care home residents meet new lambs

Special guests at the lambing event

An 103-year-old woman and other residents from a local Lincoln care home were special guests at an annual lambing event.

Riseholme Campus opened its gates to the public at the weekend to allow the public to meet the University of Lincoln’s youngest additions.

The event on Sunday (March 24) also gave the public the opportunity to view the surrounding woodland and grounds.

The annual lambing event took place over the weekend. Photo: Alex Foxley-Johnson

Residents from MHA Stones Place Care Home, including 103-year-old Kathleen Brown, were special guests at the event.

They petted lambs up close as part of a ‘Seize the Day’ initiative. The initiative was organised by the charity running the home to help residents live their lives to the fullest.

Residents from MHA Stones Place Care Home were special guests at the event. Photo: Alex Foxley-Johnson

Kathleen grew up surrounded by animals. Her father worked as a market gardener and had a small holding of lambs, sheep and cows when she was younger.

At aged 14 her mother had to care for Kathleen’s poorly father so she left school permanently to work on the farm. She has always dreamed of petting and feeding lambs again and was delighted to get the chance.

A blessing was held at the pen at the dairy. Photo: Alex Foxley-Johnson

The Archdeacon of Stow and Lindsey, The Ven. Mark Steadman held a short service. A short walk then commenced to the pen at the dairy farm to bless the lambs.

Entry was charged at £1 for adults and free for children. All donations were split between the Riseholme Parish Church and the Lincolnshire Rural Support Network (LRSN).