On Thursday 28th September, Arden House care home in Leamington Spa welcomed a large group of cyclists who were taking part in the 75 mile Cycle Challenge for The Care Workers Charity. This cycle challenge event, which started in Rugby and finished in Oxford, aimed at raising funds for carers who have fallen on hard times and experienced financial difficulty.
Residents and staff at the care home were delighted to meet the 30 cyclists, who were representing individual care charities and organisations in the care sector. They served them home-made flapjacks and much needed refreshments for the next leg of their journey.
Arden House, one of 21 care homes managed by Greensleeves Care, was the first stop for the cyclists who took part in the challenge. The dining room of the home became a buzzing hub where cyclists met residents and staff and quenched their thirst.
Tracy Jones, Home Manager at Arden House, said: “Arden House were delighted to welcome the cyclists on the 1st pit stop of the cycle challenge. Meeting the cyclists was a real highlight for the residents who enjoyed chatting with them and finding out more about the cause they were raising money for. Cyclists in turn were delighted to meet the residents and bringing smiles to their faces.”