Local care home worker walks West Highland Way to raise money for residents


24th September 2020

A kind-hearted carer has taken on the ultimate Scottish walking challenge to raise money for the residents in the care home she works at.

Nikki Willox, a Senior Carer at Balhousie Monkbarns care home in Arbroath, has walked the West Highland Way to raise money for the residents’ comfort fund.

Taking on the 96 mile trek alongside a couple of friends, Nikki completed the journey over five days last week, starting in Glasgow and arriving in Fort William last Tuesday.

A keen hill walker, Nikki and two close friends decided to do the epic walk to raise money for their own individual charities. Nikki raised over £1000 in total for the Arbroath home.

The home plans to ask the residents what they would like for the home to spend the money on. One early suggestion is a karaoke machine.

It was an easy decision for Nikki to fundraise for her lovely residents. She said:

“I have worked in Monkbarns Care Home for nearly five years, and I love spending time with the residents. When I’m having a hard time, or I am finding times difficult, the residents will put a smile on my face and cheer me up. I hope they feel the same about me. I was delighted to be able to take on this challenge and raise money for our residents’ comfort fund.”

For more information visit www.balhousiecare.co.uk 

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