Care home residents battle the elements for charity walk

charity walk

A care home in Bognor Regis has raised almost £600 for a dementia charity with a ‘Memory Walk’.

More than 60 people, including staff and residents at Elizabeth House care home as well as members of the public, tackled the two-mile route around the town centre and onto the seafront before ending at Hotham Park. 

The local ‘Bamboo Band’ played a variety of songs on the park’s bandstand for residents such as Lizzie Pollington, a keen gardener who used to visit the park regularly in her youth. 

The Mayor of Bognor Regis, Pat Dillon, and Deputy Mayor, Phil Woodall, also made an appearance to thank the walkers for their efforts, alongside representatives from the Dementia Friends programme, which aims to change people’s perceptions of the disease. 

Sunrise stars reach for the sky in charity plunge

Sunrise stars reach for the sky in charity plunge

Sunrise Senior Living’s Managing Director Amanda Scott and Head of Food and Nutrition Sophie Murray will climb 10,000 feet before jumping out of a plane as they seek to raise over £5,000 for charities The Food Chain and Alzheimer’s Society.

The dynamic duo will join four other brave volunteers as part of the skydive on October 8th , organised by the National Association of Care Caterers.

The Food Chain exists to ensure people living with HIV in London can access the nutrition they need to get well, stay well and lead healthy, independent lives.

Meanwhile the Alzheimer’s Society, long supported by Sunrise communities throughout the UK, is the country’s leading research and support body for dementia.


JAMtastic Fundraiser for Edinburgh Care Home

JAMtastic Fundraiser for Edinburgh Care Home

A Regional Manager at a leading housing and care provider who is renowned for her fundraising efforts is using her skills to host social community activities for residents.

Jenny Gardner, who works for Blackwood, previously helped raise a whopping £1000 for Broom Court Care Home in Stirling by selling jars of her homemade jam.

Now, Jenny has turned her talents to Blackwood’s Laura Fergusson Court Care Home in Edinburgh, to raise money to enable the home to begin hosting community events such as lunches and coffee mornings and give residents more time to socialise with each other.