Cherry Hinton Care Home, located in Cambridge recently embarked on an extraordinary endeavour to support the Alzheimer’s Society. In honour of Dementia Action Week, the dedicated team at Cherry Hinton Care Home took on a 24-hour exercise challenge to raise funds and awareness for this meaningful cause that is close to their hearts.
The challenge kicked off at 11 am on Wednesday May 17th and continued for a full 24 hours! With the help of an exercise bike and a running machine, the team members took turns pushing their limits and completing a full 24 hours of exercise. Their unwavering commitment to the cause showcased their dedication to making a difference in the lives of those living with or supporting loved ones with dementia.
Through their remarkable efforts, Cherry Hinton Care Home has successfully raised £321.70 thus far, with donations still pouring in. The funds raised will contribute to Alzheimer’s Society’s ongoing initiatives and programs aimed at supporting individuals living with dementia and their families. If you would like to donate, visit their Just Giving Page by clicking here.
Amber Christou, Business Development Manager, and the driving force behind this charitable event, expressed her pride in the team’s accomplishments, stating, “The team came together to take on the challenge of 24 hours of exercise after completing something similar two years ago. Not only do we raise money and awareness for a great cause, but it is also a fantastic opportunity for the people here at Cherry Hinton Care Home to come together and collectively do something as a team.”
Shelly Prakash, Home Manager at Cherry Hinton also highlighted the heart-warming support from the care home’s residents throughout the entire event. “The residents were a great part of this as well and were cheering the team on both day and night, which made this even more special!”
In addition to the 24-hour exercise challenge, Cherry Hinton Care Home organised a fancy dress memory walk, which took place on Friday 19th May. This walk, held in collaboration with their sister home, Cambridge Manor Care Home, and the local nursery children, aims to raise further awareness and foster community involvement in the fight against dementia.