Staff at Highcliffe Nursing Home, in Stuart Road, Highcliffe, were helped by a team of builders during a six-hour rowathon in aid of Sport Relief.
The Churchill’s builders took time off from building an assisted living complex across the road to take their turn in the rowing machine hot seat.
With the extra support, Highcliffe staff rowed a total of 55km, emerging victorious in a challenge against Kingsley Healthcare’s other two homes in Dorset.
Staff at Branksome Heights care home, in Branksome Wood Road, Bournemouth, achieved 41km while Queen Charlotte Nursing Home in Chickerell, near Weymouth, managed 14.5km.
Between them, the homes raised more than £100 for Sport Relief’s 200-plus projects.
Highcliffe manager Tracey Millar said: “Everyone had a great time and it was fabulous to receive a helping hand from the builders!”
Suzanne Richardson, manager of Branksome Heights, sought the assistance of firefighters from Westbourne Fire Station who brought along a fire engine to show residents and also took a turn rowing.