In celebration of ‘Memory Month’, staff and residents two Nottingham care homes, Coppice Lodge in Arnold and Fairway View, in Bulwell have teamed up to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society by completing sponsored walks through their homes.
Residents at the homes have been inspired over the past few months by the remarkable fundraising efforts of Captain Sir Tom Moore and decided to take the challenge to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society charity by completing laps of their homes ultra-wide hallways, social lounges and gardens.
The sponsored walk for the charity, which is dear to everyone’s hearts, took over a week to complete and was a significant achievement for residents who in total achieved a combined distance of 10km. The teams initially targeted to raise £200 however, following generous donations from their relatives and local business, the two homes achieved a grand total of £680.
Speaking after completing his laps, Coppice Lodge resident, Roy Page, said, ‘‘I am so pleased we have been able to do something good for the Alzheimer’s Society and spread some joy during 2020. Our walks around the home have been no easy feat, however, the team were brilliantly patient as we made our way around the hallways and lounges. Despite most of us walking at a steady pace, our laps were filled with such laughter - I really enjoyed myself’’.
Fairway View resident, Mavis Wood, said, ‘The walks have been marvellous! It has been brilliant seeing everybody get involved, I was so glad to be able to take part and complete my laps on behalf of my home. It really has been such fun and I know the money is going to a fantastic cause which is brilliant’.
Ideal Carehomes, Regional Director for the Midlands, Gaynor Smart-McCann, said, ‘I am so happy to see how successful our sponsored walks have been! Our teams have been brilliant in organising the walks and our residents have embraced it with such gusto. Thank you everyone who generously donated and congratulations to Coppice Lodge and Fairway View –well done for spreading such positivity at a time when people need it the most’.
Coppice Lodge and Fairway View are operated by Ideal Carehomes. Residents enjoy a full programme of health, leisure and wellbeing activities managed by a dedicated team of carers. All the homes bedrooms are en-suite, enabling staff to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible. For more information about Fairway View and Coppice Lodge, contact call 0113 385 3800 or https://www.idealcarehomes.co.uk/.