Kidderminster Care Assistant Raises £1K for Dementia UK with Free-Fall Skydive

Kidderminster Care Assistant Raises £1K for Dementia UK with Free-Fall Skydive

A care assistant from Foley Grange care home in Kidderminster, Holli Whitehouse, took to the skies in a free-fall skydive recently, raising £1000 for Dementia UK.

Holli joined the team at Foley Grange in 2021 as a laundry assistant, but soon decided that she wanted to work more closely with the residents in the home. Holli said,

‘In my early twenties I spent time caring for my nan, so caring for others has always been something close to my heart.

I have a great passion for supporting our residents at Foley Grange, who have inspired me to fundraise for Dementia UK. So many families are affected by dementia, so if I can do anything to help, I will.’

Roger Roberts, a resident at Foley Grange, said, ‘Holli is so helpful, and she’s certainly braver than I am! I wouldn’t have even done this when I was younger, and I was in the Navy.’

Jumping from a plane at 10,000 ft, Holli said, ‘It was an exhilarating experience, a once in a lifetime opportunity. I felt as light as a feather – sign me up to do it again!’

Hannah Atkinson, the Home Manager at Foley Grange, commented, ‘We’re all incredibly proud of Holli. She’s a fantastic member of our team and the residents think the world of her.

‘I also think she’s extremely brave jumping out of a plane at that height, but what an amazing thing to do for those living with dementia.’

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Foley Grange is a purpose-built luxury residential and dementia care home, operated by Ideal Carehomes. Named a Top 100 Luxury Care Home by Knight Frank, Foley Grange offers 66 ensuite bedrooms, and provides person-centred care and a full and varied activities programme to ensure fullness of life for residents.