Members of staff at Debaliol Nursing Home, which is in Newbiggin by the Sea and part of care home operator Care Living, laced up their hiking boots to raise funds for the British Red Cross and for extra treats for the home’s residents.
Sixteen members of staff, including the home Manager, Julia Rose, tackled a 13.5 mile sponsored coastal walk from Amble to Newbiggin, raising more than £1000 for the British Red Cross and for additional summer outings for the home’s residents.
Based on Woodhorn Road, Debaliol Nursing Home provides residential and nursing care for 56 elderly residents. All bedrooms are en-suite and the home has two day lounges, two dining rooms and private gardens and patio areas for residents and their visitors to enjoy.
Julia Rose, Debaliol Nursing Home Manager, said: “We are dedicated to supporting charities and going the extra mile for our residents in a host of different ways, with this walk being a perfect example of our commitment.
“Staff trained really hard for the walk and battled some rather miserable weather on the day, but we’re always happy to take on a challenge to help. We were all a bit stiff and tired after the walk, but we’re very proud of the amount we raised which will be put to great use.”