Staff members from a Leicester care home pounded the northern streets during the Great North run and raised more than £2000 in the process.
Salome Mapfeka, Jade Bown, Yvonne Tooms, and Chris Hughes all work at MHA Aigburth, in Oadby and decided to run to raise funds for the home.
The home provides residential and residential dementia care for 56 residents and will be using the funds to create a sensory room for residents.
The total amount raised was £2,185 and will ensure the home is able to create the room as they had a target of £2,000.
Salome Mapfeka, home manager said:
“The Great North Run was an amazing experience and one we really enjoyed.
“All four of us decided to do the run together following some conversations and It was a great effort from all of us.
“I was in a lot of pain the following day, and if we do decide to do something like this again, we need to make sure we put in plenty of practice.
“The atmosphere during the run was amazing, we had a lot of support from fellow runners and locals who were watching.
“We were wearing MHA branded shirts and a lot of people recognised us and asked us why we were running, so it generated a lot of interest.
“The sensory room will provide a stimulating environment for our residents, especially those living with dementia, and we can wait to get started on it.
“The Great North Run was a great way of raising funds, and I want to thank everyone who supported us, and we are very grateful.”