Hempstalls Hall, Newcastle-under-lyme, Staffordshire

Hempstalls Hall Staff Charity Fundraiser for Dementia UK

There are always some super staff who want to go the extra mile, and Hempstalls Hall Care Home’s Receptionist Tracy Wallbanks is certainly one of them! Last year Tracy undertook some inspiring trails as part of ticking some challenges off her ‘bucket list’ with Chef Rose Huxley, as they raised money for a great cause. After running a half marathon, conquering a skydive and climbing the Three Peaks Challenge, they raised a fantastic £2,600 for Dementia UK!

Having been an avid runner, regular weight trainer and participating in some epic mud runs, Tracy has always been fit and active. So it came as no surprise that she wanted to try the Three Peaks Challenge and a half marathon. However, after discussing her ambitions with Rose, Tracy added a skydive to the list…on the proviso that Rose joined in too!

But Tracy also wanted to fundraise and support a charity close to her heart. Her work at Hempstalls Hall brought her in contact with residents living with dementia, and with her own grandmother being affected by Alzheimer’s, she nominated Dementia UK as her charity of choice.

Tracy started her challenge in May 2017, where she tackled the skydive with Rose. She then took part in the Potters ‘Arf Marathon in June, followed by the Three Peaks Challenge in September. During that time, Tracy and Rose raised a staggering £1,300. They were delighted with their success, and even more so when they heard that Avery Healthcare agreed to match the sum, making a grand total of £2,600!

Throughout the challenges, staff, residents and families from Hempstalls Hall were incredibly supportive, taking an interest in Tracy and Rose’s progress every step of the way. Fears were faced, trails were conquered and a staggering amount raised. Huge congratulations to both Tracy and Rose!

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