Fernhill House is organising a glitzy James Bond style evening to help fund a £6,500 bicycle rickshaw - or trishaw - for residents.   

The event, on Friday December 15 at 7pm, is open to friends and families of the residents and anyone who fancies a fun evening.   The Casino Royale evening will see guests enjoy a meal with wine in the bistro, prepared by the home’s award winning chef. 

Gambling chips are included in the £25 price and the winner at the end of the evening will walk off with a luxury hamper.   

Home manager Pete Mandleberg explained: “We have such fun here at Fernhill House, with a huge focus on vibrancy.   

 We love running events here as well as going out and about. We regularly enjoy visits from some very talented musicians, have pottery classes, host piano and cocktail soirees and have some fascinating – and sometimes famous – guest speakers.   

“Recent trips to the outside world have included a visit to an arboretum and eating fish and chips at the seaside. We’d love to get out and about locally even more and, having heard about the popularity of trishaws for older people in other countries, wanted to give it a whirl ourselves. Residents can sit in the side car with blankets in the inclement weather and be cycled around the grounds or into the village for a bit of a jaunt. Just being a bit older doesn’t stop our residents from letting their hair down!”   

The idea, Cycling without Age, was born in Denmark, whose progressive approach to retirement living has been adopted by Fernhill House, and has spread within Scandinavia and to ten other countries including Singapore.   All money raised will be matched by the home’s owners Majesticare.   

To book a table contact Fernhill House at info@fernhillhouse.co.uk or call 01905 679300.