MEDIA RELEASE: 9 July 2024

Four team members at Stormont Lodge care home in Blairgowrie – one of leading care provider BCG’s group of homes in Perthshire – are preparing to scale a 1,083-metre Highland peak this month, for the benefit of their residents.

Activities Coordinator, Ashleigh Henvey will be joined by Care Assistants Lawana Milne, Mags Mclellan and Sandra Keldanovic for a hike up Schiehallion on Thursday, 18 July.

“None of the four of us have bagged a Munro before, so this will be an education,” says Ashleigh.

“We want to give our residents an extra fun summer and get out of our comfort zone at the same time. We love to do something a bit ‘out-there’ n the summer, raising extra funds to super-fuel our activities budget, and Schiehallion is certainly out there! We’re also looking forward to putting on a barbecue with our wonderful residents, to celebrate scaling those heights. We just need the weather to improve a little for both!”

Could Munro-bagging become a new regular pastime for the team? “I’m open to the idea,” laughs Ashleigh. “Especially if it goes well!”

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(L-R) Ashleigh Henvey, Mags Mclellan, Sandra Keldanovic and Lawana Milne at Stormont Lodge care home

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About BCG

Balhousie Care Group (BCG) was formed 30 years ago to fill a gap in quality residential care in central and North East Scotland. Today, with 24 homes, providing care to almost 900 residents and employing over 1400 team members, it is one of the leading providers of care for older persons in Scotland, along with specialist dementia and Huntington’s care, care for young adults with a diagnosed learning disability and a Youth Physical Disability service.

Owned by AcalisCare, BCG prides itself on its person-centred approach to care and inclusivity: putting people right at the heart of everything they do.

Their person-centred approach to care, innovative practices and close community links have made them a trusted name in care and earned them a swathe of awards.

In 2022 alone, BCG took home three Courier Business Awards, including the prestigious Business of the Year, a Great British Care Award, a Scottish Care award and an s1Jobs Shine Award. In 2023, BCG were finalists in four categories of the UK-wide Housing with Care Awards, winning the award for Supported Housing Innovation. They also achieved four finalists in the 2023 Scottish Care Awards, winning the Training, Learning and Staff Development Award.