Gallery: Brave 12-year-old Holly Elwood has wish to spend afternoon with adorable puppies granted by Kerry Alex Thorpe Trust

Twelve-year-old Holly Elwood thanked the Kerry Alex Thorpe Trust for granting her the wish on Sunday

Twelve-year-old Holly Elwood thanked the Kerry Alex Thorpe Trust for granting her the wish on Sunday. - Credit: Archant

A young girl living with cystic fibrosis had the best surprise of her life when spending an afternoon with around 25 adorable puppies.

Twelve-year-old Holly Elwood thanked the Kerry Alex Thorpe Trust for granting her the wish on Sunday.

The Stowmarket youngster was told she was getting a new laptop to help her when she starts high school this year. But the fact a room full of puppies was also awaiting her was kept secret.

“It was the best day of my life,” Holly said following the magical day at Capella Cockapoo’s – a specialist dog breeders based near Bury St Edmunds.

“When I walked in and saw the puppies, the expression on my face must have been really good! I am really grateful for the dog breeders and the Kerry Alex Thorpe Trust.”

Holly’s younger sister Ruby, nine, and her mother Paula Elwood, 44, also enjoyed cuddling and grooming the puppies.

Ms Elwood said: “Holly has had a tricky start to the year. She was in hospital for the best part of a week and treated at home the second week.

“We do our best to live life to the fullest and have as many adventures as we can – but none have been as cute as this one! For a very long time she has wanted to be covered head-to-toe with cute little puppies. Her face was a picture and the puppies were absolutely adorable. It was difficult not to come home with one smuggled under our coats!

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“We are very grateful for the trust and the dog breeders who went to great lengths for us.”

Josh Nelli, who was Kerry’s fiancé and is chairman of the Trust, said: “It was a special day for them and we were very happy to help.

“It was our second wish and we are looking to help other youngsters with cystic fibrosis and under Ipswich Hospital care.”

For more information visit www.kerryalexthorpetrust.org.uk