CARE homes across Teesside are taking part in a relay cycling endurance challenge to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Five homes across Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees and Hartlepool will cycle 60 miles each over five days.
The 300-mile endurance challenge is in support of Hill Care Managing Director, Wendy Waddicor, who is cycling from London to Paris to raise funds for the charity.
Between the 20th and 24th March, residents’ family members, staff and visitors will take turns on static exercise bikes in the five homes to complete their distances.
All operated by Hill Care, the homes taking part in the challenge include:
Wendy said: “I decided to take on the challenge of cycling from London to Paris, a total of around 300 miles, to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society, an organisation that means so much to me.
“At Hill Care, we have an increasing number of residents living with dementia. We are always keen and eager to improve our understanding and knowledge of the condition, so care can continually improve.
“I was delighted when our homes in the North East decided to show their support by completing a cycling challenge of their own. It’s great to get the support but it will also help raise more money for the charity, which is needed to fund research and education.”
All five homes are taking donations throughout February and March. They are also looking for volunteers to take part in the challenge and help complete their distances.
Cycling will take place between 10am and 3pm and anyone interested in participating must contact the home they wish to support to book a slot on the bike.