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Apple donation from Crieff care home “means the world” to local wildlife centre


A Perthshire care home has kindly donated apples from its gardens to a local wildlife centre for the animals to enjoy.

When the team at Balhousie Dalnaglar care home in Crieff realised they had an abundance of apples that were not all going to be utilised, they reached out to nearby Auchingarrich to see if their many animals would enjoy some juicy treats.

Auchingarrich, home to an array of animals including horses, donkeys, lambs, lemurs and many more, were thrilled to receive the donation and many of the animals have already been devouring the tasty apples. 

Andrew and Maxine Scott, owners of Auchingarrich, said:

"We are so thankful for the donation to our animals. We’re really lucky to be part of such a wonderful community and to have so many locals supporting us during these strange and unusual times. It means the world to us!"

Staff and residents helped pick the apples for the animals at Auchingarrich. Michelle Kinmont, Home Manager at Balhousie Dalnaglar, said:

“When we started picking the apples from the trees in our gardens, we realised we had more than we’d ever need. We are delighted to have been able to gift the apples to our furry friends at Auchingarrich for them to enjoy.”

Balhousie Dalnaglar is a beautiful care home in the heart of Crieff in Perthshire. As one of one 26 homes from leading provider of residential and specialist care, Balhousie Care Group, Dalnaglar is a stunning Victorian era property providing care to the elderly in a beautiful and safe environment.

For more information visit www.balhousiecare.co.uk

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