Care South’s Queensmead care home in Christchurch is celebrating the achievements of one of its Care Assistant’s Conner Frecknall, who recently completed a gruelling Tough Mudder challenge to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Conner took part in the Tough Mudder event near Horsham, West Sussex, completing the mud-drenched five mile course and 13 obstacles in an impressive two hours. Passionate about dementia care, Conner is a Dementia Friend and Dignity Champion with the Alzheimer’s Society and raised over £600 with his challenge.
Conner said: “I really enjoyed taking part in Tough Mudder. It was very hard, but I loved every minute of it, although I’m now covered in bruises! I wanted to raise as much money as I could for the Alzheimer’s Society to help people and their families affected by dementia and to fund research into a much-needed cure. I’m already looking into my next challenge.”
Emma Cotton, Home Manager at Care South’s Queensmead care home, added: “We are all so proud of Conner. The residents and staff here at Queensmead were supporting him every step of the way. Everyone at the home loved hearing about his Tough Mudder exploits.
“Conner has a real interest in dementia, he is always looking at resources to help to further his learning and knowledge of the condition, which in turn helps our residents and colleagues here at Queensmead.”