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 

Balhousie Care Group

Balhousie Care homes provide residents with a happy, friendly, safe and caring environment coupled with an exceedingly high level of accommodation.

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