St George turns out all for a good cause

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RESIDENTS from a Scarborough nursing home managed to raise more than £50 for charity by taking part in a sponsored wheelchair push.

The theme of Monday’s event was St George and the Dragon because it fell near to this weekend’s St George’s Day.

One member of staff even dressed as the dragonslayer and was draped in the cross of St George to get into the spirit of things.

Heather McCausland, the matron at the Rambla Nursing Home, said the route circled Newby and they stopped for a soft drink at the Rosette pub during the event.

She added: “They all enjoyed it – getting out into the fresh air – and our activities organiser came up with the theme.

“They all helped to make bits and pieces and it was one of our care assistants that got dressed up.

“The sun shone and it was nice and warm. We couldn’t have picked a better day.”

Once it has been collected the money will be donated to Age UK.

The charity was formed in April 2009 when Age Concern England and Help the Aged joined together to create a new charity dedicated to improving later life for everyone.