Sun. Jul 25th, 2021

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When Batman met Robin at Isle of Wight care home!

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Holy bat hospital! It’s the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin meeting at The Elms care home in Bembridge, Isle of Wight!

The Isle of Wight’s very own Batman, Graham Street, who runs the island’s Bat Hospital, was at The Elms in Swains Road to receive a cheque for £150 from Robin Brigstock, who has been a resident at the care home for 12 years.

Lesley Wise, manager of The Elms, said: “We acknowledge the wonderful work the bat hospital do looking after injured protected bats on the Island and that they have rescued over 2000+ to date. That’s a marvellous achievement.”

The Elms has also presented cheques for £150 to other community charities and organisations – the Isle of Wight Red Squirrel Trust; Ability Dogs for Young People; the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and St Mary’s Hospital’s ICU.

The money was raised from the care home’s Christmas coffee morning which included a raffle and tombola.

Lesley Wise continues: “Both the team and residents here decided they wanted to help some of the island’s charities who have had such a difficult time during the pandemic. We are so thrilled we have been able to support them with their invaluable work.”

The Elms is run by Hartford Care Group Limited, part of a family-owned business, established more than a century ago in 1908, which has 16 individual care and nursing homes located throughout the south of England. The company is governed by its core principles of care, comfort and companionship in an environment that is safe and happy for all.