Bricks, sweat and champagne helps people keep fit at Woodside

A former Royal Engineer was among those at a surprise welcome party for a group of care workers raising funds for his home.

The fund-raisers, from Woodside care home in Warwick, organised a six mile walk between Woodside and our next generation care home in Kenilworth,  Castle Brook, to help pay for three Nintendo Wii U games consoles with Wii Fit software. The £300 they raised will be match-funded by Thomas Vale Construction. Woodside resident and former engineer and carpenter Frank Wiseman was joined by Christine Asbury, the Chief Executive of WCS Care to surprise walkers with medals and champagne.

Castle Brook, where the walk ended, is the second next generation home currently being built by WCS Care and will have an array of modern features including a shop, spa, café and cinema and will open in November 2016.

Frank, who used to repair heavy machinery such as diggers, also laid a brick at Castle Brook after the walk.

Kat Spanswick, Woodside Exercise and Activity Co-ordinator who helped organise the walk, said: "Thank-you to everyone who sponsored us and especially to Thomas Vale - I can't wait to see people's reaction to Wii Fit!"