Going the Extra Mile
Who are your heroes?
Our heroes, alongside our residents, are all those extraordinary people working within the care profession that go above and beyond every day to show kindness and compassion to everyone who needs care and support. We celebrated the hard work of these incredible people with the Care Workers Charity’s (CWC) fundraising initiative, ‘Going The Extra Mile’, through a range of activities at all Avery homes. Going the Extra Miles more poignant this year, given the challenging times to keep everyone safe during the pandemic, and thankfully thousands were raised. Staff at Miramar Care Home decided to get fitter, so five members took on a weight loss challenge with a team goal. Each team member was paired with a resident who supported and mentored them through the challenge, and so far a combined 35kg has been lost, with £326 gained by the charity!
Amanda Odd, Miramar Home Manager, was grateful for all the generosity in supporting their challenge and the charity, “Such a great cause – a massive thank you, it means the world and will make such a difference.” Over £650 was also raised in sponsorship by Hawthorns Aldridge staff members Stevie and Chloe, as they kept fit cycling 50km and running 11km. At Bourn View Care Home, residents and staff raised money by walking around the garden in fancy dress, with everyone awarded a certificate at the end. Resident Harry Trowman said of the Bourn View Team: “Well done! You all go that extra mile for everyone every day, you all deserve a medal, let alone a certificate, thank you each and everyone.”
All at Avery would like to thank everyone who took part in supporting this year’s CWC Go The Extra Mile campaign, and to all those who very kindly donated.