Championing The Care Workers Charity - 14 Jun 2018
The Care Workers Charity is our chosen charity and we are proud to support their efforts with exciting fundraising activities.
There are over 1.5 million care workers in the UK, contributing to one of Britain's largest workforces, and caring for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
The good people of the care sector make a massive contribution to our everyday lives. The Care Workers Charity is here to help current, former and retired workers on their rainy day with hardship grants, online information and advice.
We recognise the value, dedication, commitment and love shown by our staff and others in the care sector so we want to support the charity:
Trekking Across Iceland
In July, a team from Hartford Care: Sean Gavin, Jo Gavin, Leah Marie-Mills and Will Dalton packed their walking boots, waterproofs, polar fleeces and camping kit to trek across the remote highlands of Iceland.
This tough challenge involved trekking through rivers, over lava fields and mountains and through gullies next to shining glaciers which was tough, but extremely worthwhile, for a great cause. You can read more about the experience here
We believe that in undertaking this challenge, we can shine a light on the valuable work of those working in care, as well as raise funds to support anyone who is working in the care sector and may run into hardship.
In addition to this, all of our homes and staff are involved in raising funds for this amazing charity, with plenty of events, challenges and fun days happening across the group!
Any donation is welcomed, no matter how big or small: please click on this link. Thank you!
Abseiling down Spinnaker Tower
Have you ever wondered what it is like to abseil down Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth?
CEO Sean Gavin, Brand Director Jo Gavin and a team from Hartford Court Care Home in Portsmouth completed a 100 metre abseil experience.
With harnesses and safety equipment, the brave team took on the challenge at the iconic Spinnaker Tower, that sits 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour.
Tony Sammut, General Manager at Emirates Spinnaker Tower says:
“We are pleased to welcome the team from Hartford Care to the Tower to face the abseil challenge for a very good cause. “We are really proud that abseiling at Emirates Spinnaker Tower provides such valuable fundraising opportunities for charities like the Care Workers Charity".
Trekking Duo Complete Snowdonia Trek
Oxford based Senior Carer Sue Walker and Carer Ruby Sheldon, from Newland House care home in Witney decided to take on the challenge of trekking the highest mountain in Wales and England – Snowdon, one of the UK’s “3 peaks”!
The duo trekked two different trails: during the ascend they used the Miners Path (almost 4 miles) and they descended down the Pyg trail – another 4 miles which in total, took about 7 gruelling hours in total.
Senior Carer Sue Walker says:
Ruby and I chose to take on the challenge for the Care Workers Charity to support all of our friends and colleagues at Hartford Care and across the care industry. I swim regularly and cycle to work most days because I knew it would be a physically challenging task. Climbing and walking to the top was hard work and it took almost 4 hours to get there but it is worth it when you reach the top! The beautiful scenery is absolutely mind blowing - looking around at the terrain, you can see for miles and miles around . Coming down is less intense as you stride and leap over steps. It is such an invigorating experience and we feel a great sense of achievement now we have accomplished it!
Hartford Care hosted a Charity Fundraising event on Wednesday 9th May at The Queen’s Arms Pub, Bunnian Place (Basingstoke town centre).
The evening included a pub quiz and fabulous raffle and silent auction featuring prizes from John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Superdrug and a gift experience from Experience Days.
CEO - Alex Ramamurthy from the charity attended to explain why the charity is a worthy cause and the difference it makes to the lives of Carers.
£1,121 was raised on the night and as you can see, it was a fun filled evening: