Elderly residents at a care home in Chislehurst had a day to remember after a special visit from some therapy puppies.

The seven furry friends travelled to RMBI Home Prince George Duke of Kent Court in Chislehurst to spread some joy.

The puppies were from Nightingale Dogs and some were trained to perform tricks.

Sue Goodrich, activities co-ordinator at the home, said: "It’s important for our home to be actively involved with our local community, so we enjoy lots of interesting visitors, including some wonderful pupils from schools in our area.

"They bring our residents a huge amount of enjoyment. It’s evident that the benefits are mutual, as older people have the time to sit and really listen which is so important for young people.

"As for our canine guests, they really were a lot of fun and caused so much laughter among our staff and residents with their tricks. It was lovely to see everyone with such huge smiles on their faces."

Lewis Bonnici, a 14-year-old student of Coopers School, also played with the puppies during the visit.

He is a regular visitor and often goes to discuss the latest Crystal Palace match with Les Pilditch, 97, a former chief steward at Selhurst Park who is now a resident at the home.