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Care Home Walking Challenge for National Walking Day

Hard core staff from Barchester’s Moors Manor Care Home in St Leonards, near Ringwood showed their mettle by taking on the challenge to walk a 13.2 mile course from their sister home in Hamworthy back home.

On Wednesday 6th April which is National Walking Day, Tracey Aldin, General Manager of Moors Manor, led a team from the home on a trip from our sister Home Upton Bay in Hamworthy, stopping off at our other sister home Kings Park in Ferndown and ending up back at Moors Manor to be greeted by the residents. The residents themselves took part in their own challenge in the home doing laps to mimic our route. All this was to raise money for a worthy charity chosen by residents at the home – Helpful Hounds Assistance Dogs who help to change the lives of young people. They were various stop off points along the way including Poole Hospital to drop off some treats for the staff to acknowledge the wonderful work the NHS do and also Dorset Chamber who kindly provided refreshments and respite from the rain.

Tracey and her team set up a justgiving page as well as accepting offline donations, we’ve managed to raise a magnificent £230 for Helpful Hounds Assistance Dogs.

General Manager, Tracey Aldin, said: “Despite the wet conditions at the start, it has been a fantastic day and all the support we had along the way did wonders to keep us going. We are all really happy at the amount we have raised, thanks to everyone who supported us along the way and the residents for doing their own challenge as well. The charity do great work locally and as a home, both staff and residents are delighted to be able to support them.