Carers do sponsored Tay walk

Staff from Antiquary House set off on Tuesday for a sponsored walk to the Tay Road Bridge to raise money for CHAS. Our picture shows them about to leave in the pouring rain.
Staff from Antiquary House set off on Tuesday for a sponsored walk to the Tay Road Bridge to raise money for CHAS. Our picture shows them about to leave in the pouring rain.

CARERS from an Arbroath residential home took part in a sponsored walk to raise money for children’s hospices this week.

On Tuesday, to raise money for the Children’s Hospice Association of Scotland (CHAS) the group of seven left Antiquary House to make the 18 mile trip to the Tay Bridge.

Lindee Cooper, one of the walkers said: “We went via Carnoustie, Monifieth and Broughty Ferry and it took about seven and a half hours.

“Oh it was good, a bit tiring near the end but we still had a smile on our faces at the finish line.”

The group will find out in the next couple of weeks how much they have raised, and this will be added to the total being raised by all Balhousie Care Homes.

Lindee added: “All Balhousie homes get a week to fundraise to go to CHAS itself, so this week it was our turn to do it.”

The staff of Antiquary House have also held a dress sale and gone bucket collecting in local pubs, and tomorrow (Saturday) they will be holding a coffee afternoon and car wash at the home from 2 until 4 p.m.