Olympic effort sees grand raised for Shenley Wood Village

Future Shenley Wood Village residents enjoy their hike
Future Shenley Wood Village residents enjoy their hike
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TWENTY-FIVE walkers with a combined age of more than 1,750 enjoyed a two day hike to raise money for their new retirement home.

The future residents of The ExtraCare Charitable Trust’s Shenley Wood Village joined Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart for the walk on September 26 and 27.

In all they raised more than £1,000 for the village appeal fund by walking the North Bucks Way Walk.

The retirement home is due to open in spring 2012.

Village manager Martyn Dawes, who also took part in the walk said: “The glorious weather was both a blessing and a curse but the walkers enjoyed the fantastic views from Quainton Hill and enjoyed a real sense of achievement and team spirit.”

Mr Stewart said: “Shenley Wood Village will offer a range of activities which will help older people remain independent and healthy.”

The event was part of The ExtraCare Charitable Trust’s Olympic Challenge, which aims to cover the circumference of the globe – 25,000 miles – across its 29 retirement villages and schemes before the start of the Olympic Games next year.