County Carers, a leading domiciliary care agency based in Wokingham, has raised £1,373 for Alzheimer’s Society.
Domiciliary care staff and management completed a non-stop 12 hour fitness challenge inspired by Joe Wicks’ 24 Hour PE Challenge, completing various fitness activities over the course of twelve hours while dressed as elves.
The charity event was live streamed via the County Carers Facebook page with carers and clients invited to join in the fun by taking part over Zoom. Activities included treadmill and exercise bike sessions, rope skipping, boxing workouts and high intensity interval training.
Eloise Wakeford, Managing Director, said: “This year has been particularly difficult for care home residents who suffer from dementia, as many have experienced reduced contact with their loved ones due to Covid-19. We’re happy to give a little extra help to people living with dementia and their support networks.”
Robyn Carlson, Alzheimer’s Society Community Fundraiser for North East London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, said: “We want to say a big thank you to everyone at County Carers who took part in Elf Day by completing a 12-hour live streamed fitness challenge dressed as elves. It’s fantastic that they have raised £1,373 and we’re so grateful to them for getting involved. The coronavirus pandemic means people affected by dementia need our support more than ever.”
“Alzheimer’s Society services, such as its Dementia Connect support line and Companion Call service have been used over 2.7 million times since March”, Carlson continued. “The money raised will help us keep this essential support going. I want to say a big thank you to everyone who got into the festive spirit whilst helping to beat dementia.”