A MAINTENANCE man at a Halesowen nursing home has been riding to the rescue of the centre’s residents.

Bruce Hadley, who works at Allenbrook Nursing Home, cycled from Bristol Zoo to the home – a distance of 89 miles – last week.

As part of his efforts, Bruce raised £600 towards a special piece of equipment which will benefit the residents at the Spies Lane home.

The home is hoping to raise event more money towards the equipment fund when it holds its annual summer fete on Saturday (August 11).

The Hawaiian-themed fete will run between 2pm and 4pm and includes a complementary drink.

A spokesman for the home said: “A few local shops and businesses have given donations to the home and we would like to thank them. They are, One Stop on Howley Grange Road who donated a bottle and some chocolates, thanks Luke, The Cop-op on Spies Lane who donated a Hamper, thanks Tom, Roses and Ribbons on Howley Grange Road who donated a lovely bouquet, Haircraft Hairdressers in Blackheath for a free haircut, and the Fruit Shop in Birmingham who also donated a lovely hamper.

“And also a big thankyou to all the relatives that have also been very generous.”

Alongside the fete, an art auction will be selling off paintings one of the home’s residents – Frederick Dixon – has completed during his life.

Fred’s art work is on display and will be auctioned off from 2pm.