THE residents and staff of Burdon Grange Care Home, Highampton, have spent a week visiting a number of locations in the Post area in the hopes of raising as much money as possible for Children in Need.

The running total from the week was £4,219.85, which was made up to £5,000 by the owners of Burdon Grange Care Home Stuart and Steph Kempton, and those who took part are delighted.

The Burdon Grange team have raised more than £10,000 for Children in Need over the years, starting with £100 raised in 2007 up to an amazing £3,500 which was the sum raised last year.

The residents and staff started their 2018 Children in Need campaign at Waitrose Okehampton on Monday, November 12.

Throughout the week staff and residents visited various shopping centres and markets raising money in their fancy dress exchanging sweets for donations. On Friday, Children in Need day, everyone in the home wore fancy dress and a raffle was drawn.

The total was made up as follows: Monday, November 12, at Waitrose Okehampton £769.38 was raised; Tuesday, November 12, £601.81 was received at Tesco Launceston and £409.47 at Morrison’s Bideford; Wednesday, November 13, at Bude Peacocks/Band B/Lidl £363.24 was raised; Thursday, November 14, £911.20 was raised with £465.81 from Waitrose Okehampton and £445.39 at Asda Bideford; Finally, on Friday, November 15, the total raised was £1164.75 — £121.50 raised at Burdon Grange and £1,043.25 Tavistock Market and Tavistock Morrisons.

Matron at Burdon Grange Janice Sowden said: “We have had amazing time this week and as a result of a tremendous effort from everyone who lives, works or visits Burdon Grange, an incredible £5,000 will be sent to BBC Children in Need.

“On Friday our fundraising group were filmed at Tavistock market and Morrisons by BBC Spotlight. It was wonderful to be recognised in this way and two of our residents were featured in the montage overview used by Spotlight. As always this takes a huge amount of effort and hard work to manage and run throughout the week with staff and residents going out in all weathers all over Devon and Cornwall. Everyone at Burdon Grange appreciates the support and generosity of the wonderful people who donate so generously and also the locations who kindly support and facilitate our fundraisers.”