Wendy Waddicor will pedal over 300 miles from London to Paris to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. She will spend four days in July next year travelling between the capital cities of England and France under her own pedal power.
The challenge will be the highlight of nine months of fundraising activities across the care home group, which is based in Chesterfield and operates homes across the north of England.
She announced the ride at Hill Care’s annual conference, which focused excellence through leadership, inspiring the group’s homes to organise their own events and activities in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.
They will compete to see who can cycle the 300-mile distance fastest on static bikes within the homes and generate the most donations – with staff, residents’ families and visitors all being encouraged to take part.
Wendy said: “I am doing this challenge in order to raise funds for an organisation that means so much to me.
“At Hill Care, we have an increasing number of people living with dementia who are making their home with us and we are proud of the care we provide. But we are always keen and eager to improve our understanding and knowledge as a way to continually improve that care delivery.
“Funding is needed to provide support but also research and education. Through this challenge, it is my aim to raise awareness within and outside our care homes, and I hope that everyone has a great deal of fun doing it.”
To sponsor Wendy on her London to Paris Cycle ride, taking place between the 19th and 22nd July 2017, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wendy-waddicor.