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Aran Court Staff Reach New Heights for Charity

On Saturday 9th September, Lorraine Taylor and Lisa Courts undertook a personal challenge in a monumental charity trek. Joined by two friends, Lorraine and Lisa battled the grisly weather and trekked up Mount Snowdon to raise money for John Taylor Hospice and Pawprints Dog Rescue.

Lorraine, our Well-being and Activities Co-ordinator, and Lisa, Nurse at Aran Court Care Home, Birmingham, took nine hours and two minutes to mount the summit and back, all in very cold, wet and windy weather. Both of them went above and beyond to support charities close to their hearts, in a very commendable effort, and together the team raised £538 for the two charities and donations are still coming in.

John Taylor Hospice provides a range of hospice services and care to Birmingham, Solihull, and the West Midlands, and Pawprints Dog Rescue helps rescue stray dogs who face euthanasia, having served their statutory time in the council pound.

Lorraine commented that “This is the most physical challenge I’ve ever done! I’d like to show appreciation to everyone that supported and sponsored us. As you can see from the photos, we had a great (although very cold) time. I’m so happy that I could support these great charities!”

Lorraine (pictured in a blue jacket and red backpack) and Lisa (in a red jacket), both want to say a big thank you to everyone who donated and supported them on their trek. Now the two are looking at doing another charity trek next year…this time up Scafell Pike!

Well done Lorraine and Lisa – onwards and upwards!

We are always incredibly proud of all our staff who go above and beyond for charity, and Lorraine and Lisa are no exceptions. This year we have had huge success across all over our homes, including our two events in June which led to Avery raising over £5,000 for charity. Avery also sponsored Lance Corporal Ross Titcombe and Lance Corporal James Irving when they Aimed high in an Extreme Three Peaks Challenge.


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