Sidmouth care home boosts blind charity

Holmsley nursing home resident 103 year old Margaret Mills hands over a cheque to Adrian Sparkes of

Holmsley nursing home resident 103 year old Margaret Mills hands over a cheque to Adrian Sparkes of guide dogs for the blind. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 6686-37-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24Holmsley nursing home resident 103 year old Margaret Mills hands over a cheque to Adrian Sparkes of guide dogs for the blind. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 6686-37-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24 - Credit: Archant

Money raised at a Sidmouth care home garden party was donated to a charity for the blind by its oldest resident.

Margaret Mills, 103, asked to present Holmesley’s £300 cheque to Guide Dogs for the Blind after learning of their fundraising needs.

A talk from volunteer Adrian Sparkes revealed the dogs cost £50,000 throughout their lifetime, and £200,000 has to be raised in the local area each year.

The centre’s next charity event is a coffee morning for Macmillan from 10.30am today (Friday, September 27).