Published: Thursday 10th June 2021
Ashworth Grange ‘dare-devil’ duo, comprising of Home Manager Paul Rowson and Care Manager, Sharon Hudson have completed a 10,000 ft tandem skydive to raise money towards their resident’s fund in a bid to make 2021 the ‘best year ever’ for their residents.
As the government restrictions continue to lift, the care team are planning a host of activities, events and ‘wish list’ trips. Residents will be invited to make suggestions on how to use the funds during their monthly residents meetings and already ideas such as creating their own bar in the garden are in the mix.
The jump, supported by Bridlington-based Skydive GB team, gave Paul and Sharon a fantastic view over the East Yorkshire coastline, as the fearless duo saw famous landmarks including Flamborough Head and Scarborough’s golden sands from a 10,000 foot vantage point.
Home Manager, Paul Rowson, said, ‘I have never been a fan of heights, but Sharon manged to twist my arm into joining her. I don’t think I would have braved it if it wasn’t for the residents – although they all thought I was crazy to do it!
As we took flight, the nerves really set in but after taking the leap of faith I can honestly say there is no greater feeling!’.
The jump is the third of its kind to be completed by Sharon and various co-workers who have taken part in sponsored skydives in 2019 and 2020 to support the Alzheimer’s Society and a co-worker whose son was diagnosed with rare progressive brain disease.
Care Manager, Sharon, said, ‘I love to skydive and having my Ashworth Grange team at my side is all the more fun! Paul was very nervous, but he did it and I am really proud of him for committing to the big leap. I am thrilled that our initial target has been exceeded and I know that the residents will put the funds to great use, we have already had suggestions for a calming sensory room'.
The skydive was documented over on the Ashworth Grange official TikTok page, which since its creation has received over 11 million views, and 2 million likes. To donate to the team, please click on their Go Fund Me link here.
Ashworth Grange, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is a residential and dementia care home boasting a hair salon and café. The home is currently welcoming new residents for short and long term placements and loved ones are able to visit in dedicated Covid-safe social rooms. For more information, call 01924 869 970 or visit www.idealcarehomes.co.uk To follow on TikTok search @Ashworthgrange.