A local company specialising in at-home care for the elderly, has raised money for the Christie New Patient Treatment Centre by braving a reverse bungee jump which catapulted 2 members of the team 200 feet into the air in under 4 seconds!
Home Instead Senior Care owner Paul Edden and care manager Cheryl Harvey reached for the skies (and back again) at The Wulstan Pub in Wolstanton on Sunday 15th April. Despite being wary of heights, the pair undertook this challenge in order to raise money for a cause they felt strongly about.
Paul comments: “As we provide at-home care for older people across the area, we see many people who are affected by Cancer and are acutely aware of the pain and distress it can cause. Therefore we wanted to help the Christie with its wonderful work in treatment and research and support the organisation with its ongoing battle against this disease.”
Paul continues: “As we got settled in our seats and looked up at the bungee cords attached to the two 140ft telescopic towers, we suddenly realised the scale of this challenge. However we are both really glad that we conquered our fears and took part in the reverse bungee jump. We would like to thank everybody who sponsored us, and are thrilled that we have been able to raise £140 for this fantastic cause.”
Home Instead Senior Care is an award winning national company which is changing the way care is delivered in theUKand is rapidly building a reputation as one of theUK’s leading care companies. Their service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, personal care, medication reminders, shopping and errands. The service is totally flexible to meet client needs and is available from as little as 1 hour to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you would like more information on Home Instead and the services that it provides, or if you would like to find out more about becoming a caregiver, please call 01782 622330 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/newcastleunderlyme