18 May 2021
Residents at two Buckie care homes have taken to their feet to raise money for a charity that promotes physical activity in the care sector.
Thirty residents from Parklands & Burnbank care homes took part in the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) Wellbeing Walk at the weekend, clocking up almost 7 miles as they walked through the grounds of the care homes.
Everyone who took part received a medal in recognition of their achievement.
For one resident, Margaret Cowie, the achievement was all the more poignant.
Lisa Toogood, activities coordinator at Parklands & Burnbank explained: “Margaret came to us a year ago unable to walk. She set herself a New year’s resolution to walk, even just a few steps. She smashed it by walking the length of the car park watched by her husband and daughter. It was a very special moment.”
Lisa added: “Everyone enjoyed being out and taking part and thankfully the weather stayed dry for us. We’d like to thank the many relatives and friends of Parklands & Burnbank who sponsored us.”
Over £200 has so far been raised and donations are still pouring in. Half of the proceeds will be donated to NAPA, the other half will be used to fund activities for residents at Parklands & Burnbank.