Residents and staff members at Ashworth Grange care home in Dewsbury are taking on the ‘1 Mile a Day’ in November challenge, in aid of Help for Heroes.
Walking or running on a treadmill set up in the home’s foyer, residents and staff are hoping to raise money for the charity, whose aim is to support the Armed Forces community to live well after service.
87-year-old resident, John Furmidge, enjoys taking part in regular exercise sessions at Ashworth Grange, and was the first resident to hop on the treadmill for Help for Heroes. John said,
‘A mile a day is harder than it looks, however it’s all for a good cause. Everyone should do their part!’
Sharon Troy, the Home Manager at Ashworth Grange, added, ‘Our residents and team members have taken part in many fundraisers to support our community over the years – we’re very lucky to care for and work with so many caring people.
‘Every little helps, so please give anything you can to this incredible charity, or pop by to clock a mile on our treadmill!’
To sponsor Ashworth Grange’s ‘1 Mile a Day’ challenge, you can pick up a form from Ashworth Grange, Ashworth Green, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 2SU.
To find out more, email email@example.com or call 01924 869970.
Ashworth Grange, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is a residential and dementia care home with attractive décor and landscaped gardens. All 64 bedrooms are en-suite, enabling staff to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible. Ashworth Grange is proud to be rated as ‘GOOD’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).