The Bungalow Rambles for BBC Children in Need

Residents of the Bungalow and staff rambling on a sunny day.

BBC Children in Need is in its 40th year and in October, residents and staff from The Bungalow took part in the Countryfile Ramble for the charity, aiming to raise an amount equal to the combined age of the rambling mates; Abi, Ashleigh, Scott, Tyler and Nathaniel. 

With sights set on the goal of £149 to help change young lives across the United Kingdom, the group set off on Sunday 11th October and rambled along the beautiful Inverbervie coastline, taking in the autumnal coastal scenery and thoroughly enjoying being outdoors.

The walk lifted everyone's spirits, especially as there haven't been as many outdoor adventures in 2020 because of lockdown.

“It was a breath of fresh air to be out” commented Kathleen Keith, service manager, “Walking in the open has a positive impact on mental and emotional states of our service users and the smiles and reactions received as we pushed, paced along the accessible path was heart-warming.”

The group completed the four mile walk with ease and had a short refreshment break in the fishing village of Gourdon, where lobster pots were piled around the harbour. The picturesque boats provided lovely views along the pathway back to Inverbervie and the residents and staff enjoyed the camaraderie as they walked, talked and rambled for BBC Children in Need.

The Bungalow entered a short video montage of the ramble and everyone was delighted to find that it was featured on Countryfile (Sunday 1st November, BBC One).

Congratulations to Abi, Ashleigh, Scott, Tyler and Nathaniel on smashing their target: to date they have raised an amazing £345. From what we hear, the residents and staff are already preparing to take part again next year!

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