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Chiswick House residents get VIP chance to see Dippy the Diplodocus up close

06/08/2021

Residents from Chiswick House got the chance to see Dippy the Diplodocus at Norwich Cathedral in a VIP viewing with our amazing Little Visitors from Friend in Deed. 

We are so honoured to work with this amazing intergenerational charity which encourages contact between the younger and older generations to encourage kindness, understanding and friendship.

Our residents absolutely love seeing their Little Visitors, and throughout Covid19 have kept in touch remotely via penpal letters, the weekly Little News newsletter, and many other creative projects Friend in Deed have launched throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. 

This event was our residents first chance to see their Little Visitors face-to-face in 16 months, as well as inviting their family to this special socially distanced viewing. Kelly Lindsey, founder of Friend in Deed, organised the event with Norwich Cathedral who are housing Dippy on this stop of his countrywide tour.  

Residents; their family and friends, Little Visitors and residents from other homes throughout Norwich attended the event and had an amazing time getting up close and personal with the prehistoric Dippy, and catching up on experiences across the last year. 

Our residents were over the moon to be able to attend this event in person and connect with their Little Visitors once again, in person. 

We wanted to say a huge thank you to Kelly and all the amazing Little Visitors and volunteers from Friend in Deed who made this such a special day for our residents.  We would also like to express our thanks to the Archdiocese of Norwich for allowing this eclusive viewing to take place and for assisting our residents with mobility issues to access the best view of Dippy. 

It was an amazing day and we are so grateful to everyone who helped make this happen.