Shelley, Emily, Jordan, Emily and Bridie were the five ladies who, on hearing that HC-One’s Greenways Court were wishing to raise some money for a garden memorial following the loss of Resident due to the coronavirus, decided to organise a sponsored walk from the home on July 26th.
First, they stopped at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, where four other Colleagues from the home, Jill, Pauline, Jill and Tracy would meet up with them to offer refreshments.
Next stop, The Stadium of Light in Sunderland. Again, four Colleagues met up with the amazing trekkers to offer refreshments before they would set off back to the home, where they were to be met by Residents, Relatives and more of their Colleagues.
The huge 16-hour, 47-mile round trip certainly took its toll on the ladies, so they enjoyed a well-deserved buffet and some drinks when they returned.
One Greenways Court Resident said: “My goodness, they are amazing,” as the ladies returned to the home.
Shelley, a Care Assistant at Greenways Court decided to set up a Just Giving page so that people could donate. The page has received over £1,310 to date with just over £250 being raised inside the home.
Tina Ayton, Greenways Court Home Manager said: “Wow, what a day. Everyone was overwhelmed at how well the ladies died. The money raised is well above the target required.”
Colleagues and Residents at Greenways Court will have a memorial bench made by a local gentleman, which will be situated in the homes garden, so the Residents they have lost during the pandemic, will always be remembered.