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Care Home Residents Take ‘a Walk in the Parklands’ for Charity

Parklands Care Homes is marking its 30th anniversary with a charity fundraising campaign designed to promote outdoor activity, build community links and raise funds for good causes.

A Walk in the Parklands is a 30-day walking and wheeling challenge which encourages residents, staff, and the wider community to stay active and connected.

Throughout October, Parklands’ care homes will compete to cover the most ground through walking or wheeling activities and the winner will receive a £500 Scotland Loves Local gift card to be spent in their local community.

Residents and staff will be encouraged to form teams and invite friends and family to join in on their journey. Local walking groups will also be invited to support the initiative which hopes to raise funds for local community groups.

A JustGiving fundraising page has been set up to allow friends, family, and well-wishers to contribute to causes selected by each participating care home. These funds will be distributed equally to chosen charities or community groups at the end of the challenge.

Parklands’ Operations Director Elaine Taylor said: “We are delighted to launch this fundraising initiative as we mark three decades of Parklands Care Homes. ‘A Walk in the Parklands’ isn’t just about the distance we cover; it’s about forging meaningful connections within our community and taking steps to enhance the health and well-being of our residents, staff and the broader community. We look forward to getting outside and enjoying the outdoors this autumn as we raise funds for the community groups that mean so much to us.”

 

 
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