#CharityTuesday – fundraising celebration at Exemplar Health Care

22 January 2019

#CharityTuesday

As well as providing high-quality, specialist nurse-led care for the people who live in our homes, both Exemplar Health Care’s residents and team members are committed to raising money and awareness for charities that are mean something to them.

To celebrate, #CharityTuesday, we have put together some of the charity highlights across our homes during the last 12 months.

Our specialist care homes across Yorkshire, East and West Midlands and the North West have taken part in many fundraising initiatives, including raising money and awareness for national charity, Macmillan Cancer Care.

Exemplar Health Care’s Chief Executive Euan Craig, ‘Braved The Shave’ in a sponsored head shave and raised an incredible £2362 for Macmillan.

Our Sutton-in-Ashfield home, Meadowcroft, raised a fantastic £155 during their Macmillan Coffee Morning, Leeds home Ravensdale raised £112, our Barnsley home Dearnevale joined in the fun and saw the care team and service users making cakes to raise £74. The awareness day also saw Exemplar Health Care’s Fairburn ValeWillowbeck and Maypole raise money.

To raise money for national charity Children In Need, Susan, a resident at Sutton-in-Ashfield home Eastlands, completed a sponsored walk around her unit, every single day of November to raise money.

Sheffield home, Longley Park View, got behind the charity pledge and saw their activities co-ordinator, Paul, commit to a leg wax in exchange for donations. Paul’s brave leg wax brought in a fantastic £100.

The team at Barnsley home Dearnevale held a special pyjama themed day and residents at Sheffield home Willowbeck designed their own t-shirts which were sold to raise money.

Other fundraising stories

Serpentine Swim 

Sarah and Rebecca, daughters of resident Mark, who lives at our Immingham home Havenmere, did a sponsored swim across the serpentine river in London. They raised a huge £1900 for physio equipment which will benefit their dad and other residents at Havenmere. 

It’s a knockout

Dearnevale

Fairburn Vale got a team together to take part in the ‘It’s a Knockout’ obstacle course to raise money for the Prince of Wales Hospice. They took on the giant inflatables in a fast paced race and finished in 6th place raising over £600.

Church Walk sponsored walk

Two colleagues from Exemplar Health Care’s Rochdale home Church Walk took part in a sponsored walk to raise money for the Huntington’s Disease Association. The duo walked a total of 45.6 miles from Church Walk to the Blackpool tower and back which equated to over 18 hours of walking.

Havenmere fundraiser for mental health awareness

For World Mental Health Day, Havenmere held a Tea & Talk fundraiser afternoon to talk about mental health and raised £61 for the Mental Health Foundation.