Caring individuals take on charity challenge

A caring team tackled a 10k obstacle course and raised more than £2000 for charity.

Sixteen members of the Warrington-based national office of Home Instead Senior Care took on the game-show inspired ‘Rough Runner’ which features challenges including a 40-metre water slide and travellator.

The money raised will go to Home Instead’s dedicated charity ‘The Bring Joy Foundation’ which exists to bring the joy and fun back into ageing. The charity raises money to fund the little things that can make a difference to older people’s lives such as day trips to the seaside or vintage tea dances.

The money raised by the Home Instead team will help to bring joy to 600 older people across the UK. Since it started in 2014, the charity has benefitted more than 15,000 older people.

Speaking about the challenge, Home Instead managing director Martin Jones said: “Our team did an absolutely fantastic job completing the challenge and I’m incredibly proud that everybody pitched in together to complete the obstacles – especially the tough ones.”

Martin, who is also a trustee of Bring Joy, added: “Caring for older people at home is at the heart of what we do at Home Instead and so it’s only right that we raise money for such a good cause.”

With a mission to ‘change the face of ageing’ and elderly care, Home Instead is a national home care provider with more than 190 offices across the UK.

Sarah Wentworth, charity manager of The Bring Joy Foundation, said: “A huge thanks to everybody for getting involved and raising so much money. Older people can often become lonely and isolated in their community and our mission is to help bring a smile to their face and make them feel happy and valued.”

Groups or organisations in the UK can apply for funding from Bring Joy by visiting http://www.bringjoyfoundation.org/

To support the fundraising effort, visit the JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/companyteams/HISCRR

 

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home