Great North Run to make Wakefield care home residents’ wishes come true


Great North Run-care industry newsDisabled residents at Wharfedale House care home in Wakefield stand to receive a new sensory bathroom and sensory garden following an inspiring act of charity from the home’s staff.


The Leonard Cheshire Disability home’s service manager and administrator will be among 57,000 runners taking on the Great North Run from Newcastle to South Shields on September 13.


Marie Sharp and Julie Wells are looking to raise £1350 in fundraising for their efforts to deliver the two facilities top of the wish list put together by residents at the Wetherby home.


Service Manager Marie Sharp said: “We have lovely residents living here that give me the greatest pleasure when I come to work in the morning.”


“They fill my day with joy and great satisfaction so it’s time for me to give something back to them,” she added.


Leonard Cheshire Disability is the UK’s leading charity supporting disabled people.


Every year, we support thousands of people in the UK and around the world with physical and learning disabilities to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose.



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