Fundraising runners stepped up to dash along a gruelling seafront route to raise money for a special stroke centre. The runners, who work at Eleanor, decided to take on the 10km run to support Holland-on-Sea based charity Tendring Specialist Stroke Services.
They started out at the centre and made their way along the seafront, getting as far as Jaywick before turning around for the return leg.
Jenny Quenaud, from Eleanor Care, said: “We didn’t do much training because we wanted it to be a real challenge, but I didn’t realise quite how far it would be.”
“The route seemed never-ending on the way back, but it was all worth it for a great cause. It was an amazing day and I’m really pleased with how it went.”
Jenny was originally supposed to run with a co-worker but he was called into work on Saturday at the last minute. Luckily, she was able to rope partner Gary Lark into joining her. Between them, they raised more than £500 for the cause.
Congratulations to Jenny and Gary for their amazing effort.
Our Poole branch have also been busy carrying out charity fundraising of their own, with carer Rey Vasquez deservedly stealing the show with a both audacious and commendable exploit.
Rey shaved his head, raising £350 for Macmillan Cancer Research, and also donated his hair to be used as wigs for cancer sufferers.
Many thanks and praises to Rey.
The Lewisham Eleanor Home Care branch has raised an impressive £108.35 for Macmillan Cancer Support during their recent Coffee Morning.
The morning was attended by service users from Lewisham and our Smerdon Day Centre in Belvedere, staff and trainee carers. Sweet treats, including homemade cakes and biscuits, were generously donated by staff and were enjoyed by all who attended.
We would like to say a huge thank you, to all of you who donated to our coffee morning. We hope this will be the first step in supporting Macmillan Cancer Support and palliative care, along with additional training for care workers to further their knowledge in this field.