The Bring Joy Foundation celebrated Bring Joy week at the end of September. Home Instead offices up and down the country contributed to the fundraising with a number of different activities to support the Foundation.
The Bring Joy Foundation was set up by the founders of Home Instead UK in 2014 as a way to fund events and activities for older people across the country. Providing home care through Home Instead Senior Care, Sam and Trevor Brocklebank were able to see firsthand the effect that getting out and about, doing what they loved, and trying new things had on elderly individuals, and wanted to create a way in which they could help put a little sparkle back into the lives of elderly individuals.
To celebrate the Foundation’s one year anniversary at the end of September, Home Instead helped to host Bring Joy week, a weeklong fundraising campaign. During the week, there were a number of activities going on, including a 200 mile bike ride completed by Home Instead Swansea’s owner, Ben Ruddle, and other cyclists, Neil Cook, James Little, and Mike Sheehan.
Michelle Blunt from the Newcastle Under Lyme office also walked over 100km along the Thames Path Challenge, and head office in Warrington held a bake sale. Across Bring Joy week, the combined efforts of everyone helped to raise over £3000 for the Bring Joy Foundation; a fantastic figure that can be used to help host new and well-loved activities for elderly people.
But that’s not all. Maggie and Pete Martin from the Ascot office have departed for a ten day trek around the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal to help raise even more funds for the Bring Joy Foundation.
It has been great to see the way in which various Home Instead franchises up and down the country have come together to support this great cause.