Fundraising Glen Clova hike hits the heights

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More than £1000 has been raised for care home residents after staff and relatives hiked up Glen Clova at the weekend.

On Saturday, June 4, 41 staff and relatives of the Balhousie Care Group took on the 10 mile-round trip to raise funds for the Residents’ Comfort Fund.

The heat on Saturday made conditions tough, but they still managed to ‘bag’ Both Mayar and Driesh munros along the way.

The hike rounds off a week of fundraising activities at Balhousie Care Group as Dementia Awareness Week, organised by Alzheimer Scotland, comes to an end.

Staff organised the fundraising effort in support of their ‘Together We’re Great’ initiative, which focuses on how staff, residents and the wider community can come together and go that extra mile, to create exceptional care across all 25 of Balhousie’s Care Homes.

Louise Barnett, Operations Director at Balhousie Care Group commented: “Everyone at Balhousie is exceptionally proud of those who took part in Saturday’s Munro Hike and I’m thrilled by the fantastic effort from those who took part. The money raised will provide residents with the chance to do something special - whether it be a day out or fish suppers all round! We look forward to seeing them enjoy whatever they chose to do with the money raised.”

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