A team of sure-footed fundraisers – including an 82-year-old resident – have gone the extra mile to raise more than £2,000 for Bield, one of Scotland’s leading providers of housing and care services for older people.
Bield’s Fundraiser Kevin Rowe put together an enthusiastic 12 person team to complete a 24 mile stretch of the Fife Coastal Path.
The exercise was aimed to mainly raise funds for Bield’s Flexicare service in Fife, which works specifically with those living with dementia.
Kevin and Bield Board members Mike Mackinlay and Jacqueline McCormick were joined by 82 year old Davey Hunter who is a tenant of Bield’s Quayside Court, a very sheltered housing development in Perth.
Davey, whose daughter and son-in-law signed up for the trip, also wanted to acknowledge the good work done by the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance and their efforts raised more than £100 for the charity.
In addition, Elizabeth Fox, the Manager of Bield’s Hillcrest Court in Cumbernauld, also joined the walk, raising more than £200 to go towards the development’s Garden Club, as did Patsy Smith and staff from the Leven Flexicare team who raised almost £500 for their service.
Flexicare offers people with dementia the opportunity to have experienced and qualified carers assist them – whenever they need.
Kevin said: “Even though it was a long weekend, we all had great fun and I am thrilled to announce that we raised more than £2,000.
“The money raised for Bield will be mainly invested in the Flexicare service, with the hope of offering the service to more people in need across Fife.
“I was also delighted to see one of our tenants take part in the walk which was a great achievement and very inspiring.”