STAFF and residents at Rothsay Grange Nursing Care Home in Andover got moving and put the ‘fun’ into ‘fundraising’ with 10,000 miles on at exercise bike, 20 laps of the garden and 30 minutes of yoga.

The event raised money for Barchester’s Charitable Foundation, which was established in 2000 and does invaluable work supporting older people and other adults living with a disability or mental health problems by helping them to connect or re-connect with others in their local communities.

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Rothsay Grange raised money for Barchester’s Charitable FoundationLast year the foundation achieved a donation milestone of £225,000 which enabled the charity to provide vital help to a staggering 160 small groups and charities, plus 87 individuals in one year alone.

Seva Hashimova, general manager at Rothsay Grange, said: “We had the most wonderful week, it was so lovely to see everyone come together to take part and raise such a brilliant amount of money for Barchester’s Charitable Foundation. It is a great charity that helps many people in need, particularly lonely older people, which is a cause very close to our hearts. Plus it’s good for our own wellbeing to move as much as we can. We want to say massive thanks to everyone involved, we all had so much fun and we helped raise vital funds into the bargain."

Rothsay Grange Nursing Care Home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals. Rothsay Grange provides nursing care, residential care, respite care.