Three staff members from Gleavewood, the Minster Care-run residential home in Cheshire, pulled on their pyjamas and laced up their walking boots to take part in a sponsored walk to raise money for the care home’s activities fund.
Gemma Critchley, Sarah Cheadle and Wendy Leigh walked over seven miles from the home in Weaverham to Crossways care home in Lostock Gralam, which is also run by the Minster Care Group. Once they arrived at Crossways, the trio took a short break before turning around and walking all the way back to Gleavewood for a total distance of 14.4 miles.
The team raised £465 thanks to generous donations from Gleavewood staff members, residents, relatives, onlookers and friends of the home. All proceeds from the sponsored walk will go to Gleavewood’s activities fund, which is used to pay for trips and activity materials for residents at the home.
Gemma Critchley, Activity Coordinator at Gleavewood, commented on the experience: “The sponsored walk was such a fun and rewarding experience, and I’d like to thank everyone who so kindly donated. It was great to be able to team up with Sarah and Gemma for a good cause, and we’re already planning our next fundraiser.”
Julie Gerrard, Home Manager at Gleavewood, added: “On behalf of everyone at Gleavewood, I’d like to say a big ‘well done’ to Gemma, Sarah and Wendy for their fundraising efforts, and thank everyone for their generous donations towards the residents’ activities fund.”