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Sanctuary services come together for Red Nose Day

Sanctuary staff at Dunboyne gearing up for Red Nose Day 2017.
Sanctuary staff at Dunboyne gearing up for Red Nose Day 2017.

Sanctuary Supported Living residents and staff have been getting silly for charity as they mark Red Nose Day.

Across the country, supported housing services and extra care schemes have raised over £400 for Comic Relief, with more proceeds still coming in, through a range of activities, games and capers.

Normanhurst, a supported housing scheme for young people in Shoreham, raised £225 through a cake and bake sale, as well as a two-hour jokeathon from support worker Georgie Smith.

Dunboyne Court, an extra care scheme in Torquay raised £195 through a range of charity challenges. Residents and staff worked together to climb the equivalent number of stairs to that of the UK’s tallest building, the Shard, and also walk 6.8 miles (or the distance to nearby Sanctuary extra care scheme Whitley Court) – all on the grounds of Dunboyne Court itself.

Dunboyne Court scheme services manager Grace Beer said: “Residents really pushed themselves – as did the staff – and we’re thrilled we managed to raise so much for such a good cause.

“It was a fantastic atmosphere, with people cheering on those taking part and it was wonderful to see everyone come together.”

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