The Lakes Care Centre in South Cerney took on the task of walking 20 miles to raise £250 for their local primary school, Ann Edwards School and for the resident’s amenities funds.

Ann Edwards School based in South Cerney caters for boys and girls aged 4 to 11. The school are raising money for a fully-stocked school library bus for the children to be able to use and enjoy.

At The Lakes Care Centre their residents are at the heart of everything they do and their well-being is paramount. This means the home tries to learn as much as possible about each individual who lives with us so that we can provide them with care and support tailored to their particular needs and preferences. All the money raised for the amenities fund allows the residents to go out on more day trips out and about, enjoy amazing activities and invite weird and wonderful animals into the home for the residents to meet.

The walk began at The Lakes Care Centre and along the canal path before walking to Cerney Wick, then over to Ashton Keynes, back into South Cerney village before returning to The Lakes Care Centre at the half way point to have a cup of tea with the residents before setting out in the rain again to do the final 10 miles.

Some of the residents joined in with part of the route and the children Ann Edwards met the team for tea at Fenton’s coffee shop in South Cerney village, some volunteers joined the team on route and completed some of the walk with them.

Ann Edwards school is hoping to have the library bus up and running later this year.

Mandi Short, Home Manager, said: “We had a fantastic day helping to raise money for the Ann Edwards school. It is nice to give something back to the local community, as the community is so supportive of us. We look forward to helping local organisations in the future”.