New bikes bought with Ali’s birthday money

PUBLISHED: 12:30 18 May 2016

Ali Paver (in red) donated her birthday money to buy new bicycles for the residents of Lethaby House in Budleigh.Ref exb 18-16TI 0317. Picture: Terry Ife

Ali Paver (in red) donated her birthday money to buy new bicycles for the residents of Lethaby House in Budleigh.Ref exb 18-16TI 0317. Picture: Terry Ife

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A Budleigh Salterton woman has sacrificed having presents on her birthday to allow residents at a home for adults with learning disabilities to have bicycles.

Ali Paver, who works at Lethaby House, in Moor Lane, celebrated her birthday earlier this year by asking friends and family to pledge donations.

The money was used to buy new bicycles for residents of the home.

Manager Lynn Lockwood said: “We thought we would like some bikes for the residents as we are very close to The Green, which has a cycle path.

“The residents were over the moon, they just want to keep going out and riding them.”

She added that the residents need to be joined on rides by staff and the cycle path at The Green offers them that opportunity.

When Ali Paver turned 50 earlier this year, she decided to ask people to donate money to the care home.

The £535 that was raised paid for bikes, which were supplied by The Bike Shed, in Cullompton.

Keith Rawlinson, whose sister lives at Lethaby House, ordered the bikes after his parents, Christine and Stewart, donated around £200.

Lethaby House caters for nine adults and is supported, 24-hours-a-day, by a team of eight staff.

The building was converted into a nursing home after it was purchased for £500,000 last year.

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