Caring Company Runs For A Good Claus

Happy Christmas from Home Instead.

Happy Christmas from Home Instead.

Local company Home Instead, who provide highly personalised support and assistance to older people living in their own homes, recently took part in the annual Santa Fun Run at Ripon Racecourse to raise important funds for local dementia charity Dementia Forward.    

The Home Instead team of 15 transformed by their suits warmed up first of all by singing Christmas carols and taking part in the Zumba session that everyone thoroughly enjoyed.  After that it was off to the start line for over 100 Santa’s taking part to run, jog or walk around the 3km track. 

After the race the Santa’s sat and relaxed with a refreshing cup of tea and enjoyed the tombola and raffle.

Sheena Van Parys owner of Home Instead, commented: ‘it was a great morning, our team included not just our employees but also their family members, so it was a fun event for all the family and at the same time raising important funds for Dementia Forward who do such great work in the local community. Next year we hope to be back with an even bigger team’.

Concerned about dementia?

Call your local Dementia Forward helpline on 01765 601224

Home Instead is changing the way care is delivered in the UK. 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 or live-in, seven days a week.

To contact Home Instead in Harrogate call: 01423 774490, Ripon call: 01765 530400 and for Thirsk call: 01845 440510. For more information about Home Instead please visit:

 By Sheena Van Parys