The daughter of a Newport care home resident walked across the 27 bridges in Cambridge to raise money for her mum's home.

Beverley Leverton, whose mum Rosie lives at The Grange Care Home, wanted to raise money for the residents to enjoy some extra special activities.

She was joined on her challenge by her daughter Abby, her friend Rosina, and her friend's daughter Natalie - where they walked a total of 28,000 steps.

The fundraiser was inspired by a residents' meeting, where wellbeing coordinator Eve Gray discussed some ideas for trips and activities.

Beverley said: "My mum has recently been to the seaside on a trip with The Grange, which I am unable to do with her now due to her being in a wheelchair.

"Mum had so much fun and loved it. She also had a wish to go to the zoo as mum loves the monkeys, so I wanted to raise as much as I could to help all the residents go on extra trips or have more singers and other activities.

"Eve was also a big inspiration for me to do the walk. She is so good at organising things for the residents and cares so much about them all. I wanted to do it for her too."

Beverley faced some difficulties during her walk, as she has her own medical needs, but did not give up and was supported by friends and family.


She said: "The walk proved to be a challenge to me, but having my friends and loved ones with me both in spirit and person kept me going."

Beverley and her family and friends raised £1,231 for the residents' comfort fund.

The Grange home manager Lijo Varghese said: "We are so grateful and honoured by everything Beverley did to support our home.

"She challenged herself to achieve something wonderful for our residents."

Wellbeing coordinator Eve added: "Beverley and her family have been so kind and supportive to The Grange Care Home, we can’t thank them enough.

"My favourite part about Beverley’s walk was that she dedicated each bridge they walked to a resident in our home."