For the second year running, staff from Barchester Healthcare’s care homes and hospitals are taking on a gruelling cycling challenge this time from Exeter to Eastbourne and then on to Purley. Their aim is 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 June 6th- 9th, a team of Barchester staff will cycle a mammoth 276 miles from Exeter to Purley, stopping at 15 care homes across Barchester’s South division to meet well-wishers, have a well-earned break and refuel before continuing on their way.
On Friday 9th June at around 10:50am the tour will stop at Hazel Lodge Care Home in Battle where the home will be offering refreshments and holding a sponsored ‘virtual’ cycle ride and raffle to help raise funds. Please do come along to the home to show your support. To donate, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/page/tourdebarchester23
Caroline Pulleyn, General Manager at Hazel Lodge, said: “It is going to be a long and tiring four days in the saddle for all concerned which is why we’re asking our local community to come down and support the team on the day – we’re hoping to raise lots of money for some great causes. We know all the staff, residents, relatives and visitors will get behind the team at each of the homes along the way. We’d like to thank everyone who has helped so far, it really has been a real team effort.”