Heswall care home staff and residents’ 900km treadmill challenge

Trepassey Residential Home, Heswall, part of a not-for-profit charitable trust of residential homes have kicked off their fund-raising efforts to purchase a minibus with a mammoth virtual walk from Lands’ End to John O’Groats.

Using two treadmills installed at the home for this challenge, staff are committing their time to the event every day either before or after a full 12-hour shift to ensure they reach their goal of just over 900 kilometres, with some of the residents helping out.

Rachel Tucker, Registered Home Manager, said, “Having our own minibus will give us the freedom and flexibility to provide our residents with meaningful day trips and outings, rather than relying on local transport services.

“We hope in time that with the help of our sister homes Sandiway Manor, Northwich & Upton Grange, Macclesfield, we can raise enough to enable each of the homes to have a minibus of their own so we can go out on day trips together.

“I am so proud of my team for the teamwork, dedication, and commitment they have shown. They have thrown themselves into making sure we achieve our goal by 4 July.”

The trusts CEO, Robert MacGregor also commented to say, “It is great to experience the energy and enthusiasm of the Trepassey team. They have done a brilliant job in providing a safe and happy home for our residents during the pandemic and I hope that they will get the support that they deserve in this challenge. I shall be back for another mile or two!!”

Trepassey have set up their own go fund me page. Any donations would be gratefully received. https://gofund.me/e40e2c0d

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