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Support Worker Goes Extra Mile for Care Home Residents

A care assistant has gone the extra mile – or rather 5km – in support of residents.

Nicole Jenkins, who has worked at the Atherton-based Chanters Care Home since 2018, braved very high winds to take part in the organised run at Heaton Park.

The 22-year-old took 42 minutes and 11 seconds to complete the course around the large park, just north of Manchester, which is home to the Grade 1 listed neoclassical 18th century house, Heaton Hall.

Nicole’s endeavours, which raised £240, will contribute to supporting trips, entertainment and activities for residents at the home, which is on Tyldesley Old Road.
This was not her personal best for a 5km run, but the race took place as Storms Malik and Corrie battered the North of England.

Nicole, for whom running is a relatively new hobby in a bid to get fitter, said: “It was a bit of a challenge with it being so windy, but I was determined to finish the course even though I was somewhat slower than my previous times due to the weather conditions.”

Anne Hargreaves, manager of Chanters Care Home, said: “Nicole is a much-loved member of staff, who likes to go the extra mile in her support of our residents, and she has done exactly that by taking part in this race.

“She is to be commended for running in such challenging weather conditions. Our residents have enjoyed hearing about the race and seeing photos of Nicole in her running gear.”