Two members of staff from Ebor Court residential and dementia care home completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge last month to raise money for the residents’ fund. Care Assistant, Chloe Hawkins and Senior Care Assistant, Jessica Grainger, completed the 24 mile walk in 13 hours and took on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Chloe and Jessica were inspired to take the challenge after residents mentioned their desire to build a water feature for the gardens at Ebor Court. Donations rolled in for the pair and they raised a staggering £831.25 for the resident’s fund.
Both Chloe and Jessica completed considerable training for the walk which includes 5,200ft of ascent, and were thrilled but sore once they had accomplished the feat. Chloe said, “We love a challenge and wanted to raise money for our residents but we didn’t expect to raise as much as we did! It was really tough on the day but the thought of what we were doing for the residents kept us going. We worked as a team to get through it and the feeling once we had finished was amazing.”
Back at Ebor Court, the residents revealed how proud they were of the pair. Not only will they have a water feature, but they have picked out a greenhouse, hanging baskets and a comfy seating area to enjoy during the summer months.
Ebor Court, which is operated by Ideal Carehomes, provides residential and dementia care for 64 residents and is committed to offering them aspirational lifestyle choices. Breaking down the pre-conceived perceptions of care home life, their residents enjoy an active social environment with events, trips and daily activities on offer.