Staff from Bohill care home in Coleraine were cheered on by residents as they took part in the RNLI Portrush Raft Race.
The intrepid crew of six, dressed as gondoliers, took the plunge to help raise much needed funds for the local lifeboat station.
Residents, family, friends and colleagues, warmly wrapped against the sea breeze, gave encouragement from the beach as the home’s raft braved the elements.
The gondolier theme was chosen to reflect love as the home is part of Priory Adult Care (formerly Amore Care). The raft was made with loving care by the home’s maintenance team.
Bohill House is a purpose built care home providing a supportive and friendly environment for older people who require general or dementia nursing care.
Its accommodation comprises 80 single en-suite bedrooms arranged over two floors.
There also is a choice of lounges and dining areas and a secure, enclosed landscaped garden.
One of the team added: “We had a fantastic day out and everyone is very proud of the staff who took part.
“Bohill is very much part of the local community and we were pleased to be able to support a very worthwhile event, which raises money for a vital resource for the area.
“As many residents as possible went along to give moral support and it has been a real talking point at the home ever since.”
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