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Care Home Workers Charity Cycling Challenge Success

Hard core staff from Barchester’s Bushey House Care Home in Bushey showed their mettle by taking on a freezing cold 63 mile cycle ride across London to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support and Barchester Healthcare’s own Charitable Foundation.

On Sunday 28 November, Wayne Hughes, Regional Director of Barchester Healthcare’s London Region, led a team of care home workers from his division on a cycling tour around 10 Barchester care homes to raise money for two worthy charities – Barchester’s Charitable Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support.  They stopped at each of the 10 care homes in their region and were met by well-wishers who cheered them on to victory.  The tour started at 6.30am at Magnolia House in Hampstead and finished at 5.30pm at Ashford House in Stanwell taking in Islington, Wembley, Bushey, Chalfont St Peter, Harrow and Chorleywood.

Bushey House raised money for the two charities with a bake sale and a raffle with fantastic prizes donation made by local businesses.  They were joined by members of the community who braved the cold to lend their support.

Regional Director, Wayne Hughes, said: “Despite the chilly conditions, it has been a fantastic day and all the support we had along the way did wonders to keep us warm and spur us on.  We are all delighted at the amount we raised, thanks to everyone who bought a coffee and a cupcake, donated and cheered us on along the way – we’re so grateful.”