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Care Home Workers Take on Mammoth Charity Cycling Challenge

Staff from Barchester Healthcare’s care homes up and down the country have taken on a gruelling 211 mile cycling challenge from Bradford to London to raise money for Barchester’s Charitable Foundation which supports older people and other adults living with a disability or mental health problems by helping them to connect or re-connect with others in their local communities.

Over four days, from July 5th- 8th, a team of care home workers cycled from Yorkshire to London, stopping at 15 care homes and one hospital across all four of Barchester’s divisions to meet well-wishers, have a well-earned break and refuel before continuing on their way.

On 8th July at 11am the tour stopped at Chorleywood Beaumont in Chorleywood where they hosted a lovely BBQ with entertainment and a raffle to help raise funds. Residents, their friends and family and staff from the home all got together to pass on their good wishes and cheer the cyclists on to victory.

Ramona Stanciu, General Manager at Chorleywood Beaumont who took part in the cycle challenge, said:
“I am so very proud to have taken part in this challenge with my Barchester colleagues, it is no mean feat to cycle so far. Everyone has certainly shown their mettle. It was wonderful to see many supporting the cyclists as we passed through, all of our residents and staff enjoyed being our support crew for this leg of the Tour and cheering us on our way.”