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 Care home staff Step Out For Stroke and raise hundreds

Care home staff Step Out For Stroke and raise hundreds

By 5th June, 2018 Press Releases No Comments

CARE home staff joined hundreds of participants at Stewart Park in Middlesbrough for the Step Out For Stroke fundraiser.

Two Hill Care Group homes in Stockton-on-Tees sent staff members to take part in the event, raising hundreds of pounds for the charity.

Home manager Helen Wood, administrator Debra Hall and her daughter Poppie, from The Beeches Care Home Newtown, completed one circuit of the park.

From Mandale House Care Home, Thornaby, activities coordinator Tracy Wilson and care assistant Jacqueline Ball completed a double circuit of the 120-acre park.

Both homes join dozens of other Hill Care Group homes across the North running separate fundraising events for the Stroke Association through the year.

Sponsorship for the Step Out For Stroke walk took The Beeches Care Home’s total to over £400 – having been fundraising since May.

The walk was Mandale House Care Home’s first fundraiser for the charity, taking their total to £120 so far.

The money will go towards supporting stroke survivors and their families, with over 1.2 million people living with the after effects in the UK.

Poppie, aged 5, said: “I enjoyed doing the walk with everyone and meeting new people.

“It was great to receive a medal at the end. I’m going to take it into school to show my class.”

Helen Wood, home manager at The Beeches Care Home, said: “We decided to do the walk to raise awareness for the Stroke Association and also raise funds for this great charity that is close to a lot of people in The Beeches.”

Louise Hawksby, home manager at Mandale House Care Home, said: “We’re delighted to get started fundraising for the Stroke Association, a charity that means a lot to everyone at Mandale House. We’re looking forward to future events.”

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