A care home in Windsor has hosted the handing over of a five-figure donation to top charities.

Staff and residents at Mountbatten Grange in Helston Lane, Windsor supported an 800-mile cycle challenge which saw three colleagues from the company that owns their home spend 15 days out on the road, cycling from Poole to Aberdeen to raise money for The Care Workers Charity, the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland.

Care UK’s chief executive of residential care Andrew Knight, marketing director Jacqui White and strategic programme director Tony Weedon visited 26 of the company's homes as part of the 800-mile cycle challenge.

Mountbatten Grange was the fourth stop on the ride. The team at the home treated the riders to a special show and an evening of fine dining.

To thank them the Care UK riders presented them with a 'team work award' - a specially adapted bike.

The adapted bike includes two seats, one with pedals and one without, which means every resident can use it with the help of a team member, allowing them to continue biking in older age.

With the fundraising drive now complete, the three riders met with representatives from the Alzheimer’s Society and The Care Workers Charity to present them with the funds raised, £15,000 and £12,596 respectively. Alzheimer’s Scotland received £15,000.

Debbie Winwood, home manager at Mountbatten Grange, said: “We were thrilled to welcome the riders to the home again, as well as representatives from The Care Workers Charity and Alzheimer’s Society – presenting them with the final donation was the culmination of weeks of fundraising efforts from Care UK team members across the country, and I couldn’t be prouder of the part Mountbatten Grange played.”