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Buckie care home residents on their feet for wellbeing walk


By Jonathan Clark

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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.

A total of 30 residents from Parklands and Burnbank care homes took part in the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) Wellbeing Walk across the weekend of May 15, clocking up almost seven miles as they walked through care home grounds.

Everyone who took part received a medal in recognition of their achievement.

For one resident, Margaret Cowie, the day was all the more poignant.

Lisa Toogood, activities coordinator at Parklands and 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.

Margaret Cowie makes her way across the car park, watched by husband Alex.
Margaret Cowie makes her way across the car park, watched by husband Alex.

"It was a very special moment.”

Lisa added: “Everyone enjoyed being out and taking part and thankfully the weather stayed dry for us.

"We would like to thank the many relatives and friends of Parklands and Burnbank who sponsored us.”

More than £200 has been raised and donations are still pouring in.

Half of the proceeds will go to NAPA, with the other half to be used to fund activities for residents at Parklands and Burnbank.


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