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98-Year-Old Care Home Resident Takes On Tree-Top Challenge...

12th November, 2022.

98-year-old care home resident, Agnes Kaye, has become the oldest person to climb a fifteen-metre sycamore tree at a Thirsk activity centre.

Outdoors-lover Agnes, who lives at Hambleton Grange care home, grew up on a farm in Kipling, Scotland, where she would ‘climb every tree in the area’ as a child.

During her daily walk with the Hambleton Grange care team, Agnes spoke of the joy she felt when she would reach to top of a tall tree in her youth, and expressed how much she wished she could climb a tree once again.

Eager to fulfil Agnes’ wish, the care team got in touch with Carlton Lodge Activity Centre in Thirsk, who were delighted to invite Agnes to take on their Climbing Tree Challenge, free of charge.........

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