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David Walliams’ surprise visit

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Children and families staying at Chestnut Tree House were treated to a lovely surprise when TV star, comedian and children’s author, David Walliams, dropped in for a visit last week.

DavidWalliams_JudeThere were gales of laughter as David read extracts from his books, The World’s Worst Children and Awful Auntie and showed some of the humorous Quentin Blake drawings on a big screen to illustrate his stories.

The children and families were also invited to ask David any question they liked during a question and answer session led by Linda Perry, Director of Children’s Services at Chestnut Tree House, and every child received a signed copy of one of David’s books.

DavidWalliams_familyDavid’s dog, Bert – a social media star in his own right – also came along and was a great hit with the children, who all made a big fuss of him, and nurses who enjoyed taking him for walks in the garden while David was reading.

Linda said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to David for taking time out of his busy schedule to come and see us. It was a wonderful experience for the children and families – he really brought the readings to life, complete with funny voices and comic facial expressions. It was very heart-warming to see all their happy faces and to hear so much laughter.”