Woman who recovered from COVID-19 gets birthday visit by Honey the pony

  • Chris Easom
  • November 12, 2020

A resident at a Surrey care home who recently beat Covid-19 celebrated her 100th birthday in style with her home organising a day full of surprises to mark the occasion – including a special equine visitor. Joyce Tofts started her 100th birthday with a head-to-toe pamper session in the home’s salon, where she was able to have her hair, makeup and nails done. After her glamorous makeover, Joyce was escorted down a specially-laid red carpet to a table of presents, cards, balloons and a bouquet of flowers from her fellow residents and care staff. Having joked with her carers that she hoped to receive a pony for her birthday, staff at the home went about fulfilling Joyce’s wish. Reaching out to members of the public via social media for help, the home was able to arrange a surprise pony visit, which saw local resident, Lisa Dahar, bring her pony, Honey, to wish Joyce a happy birthday.